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Bicycling South Africa

Bicycling South Africa

July - August 2020

Bicycling is South Africa’s leading cycling magazine and is aimed at both road and mountain biking enthusiasts. Launched in February 2003, it is published 10 times a year, targeting the fast-growing and affluent lifestyle cycling market – youngsters, adults, professional as well as casual cyclists. The magazine is filled with the best international and local content for every element of the cyclist’s life from training techniques and fitness information to inspiring human interest stories, event news, nutrition and motivation. Bicycling is also South Africa’s leading tester of bikes and gear with over 30% of the monthly magazine dedicated to the latest reviews so our readers can make the best choices.

국가:
South Africa
언어:
English
출판사:
Media 24 Ltd
빈도:
Back issues only
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join the ride

THE FUTURE OF THE WORLD IS AT STAKE – and cycling is the answer. // WE’RE AT A CROSSROADS IN OUR HUMAN EVOLUTION, AND WE NEED TO GRAB THIS CHANCE TO MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE. We need to ride our bikes everywhere! To work, to the shops, to friends (when we can!) and to school. // THE WORLD IS ALREADY AHEAD OF US. Major metropoles are turning city centres into car-free zones, having realised the humble bicycle is the solution to all these new-age catastrophes – Covid-19, the environment, traffic jams, stress… // BECOME AN ADVOCATE. Spread the word. Buy someone a bike, or lend them one of yours. Let them see what’s possible with a chain and two wheels. If you own a business, challenge and incentivise…

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the frame

IN-SPRUITION The Braamfontein Spruit is Jozi’s most famous mountain-bike trail. Slap bang in the middle of SA’s biggest city, ‘The Spruit’ stretches for 37km over municipal land from Rivonia to Emmerentia, and is an easily accessible green belt amid the hustle and bustle. But with city funds lacking, it has been up to organisations such as Jozi Trails to maintain the routes. See how you can help at jozitrails.co.za. When I began riding – not counting the time as a child but starting from when I discovered a life’s passion, in 1981 in my first year of high school – I was desperate and eager and nuts to inhale the lore of cycling so I could immediately align my life with the sacred tenets that had always been true and always…

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author selene yeager

CREDENTIALS CERTIFIED COACH, CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER, PRO-LICENSED MOUNTAIN-BIKE & GRAVEL RACER MAINTAIN MUSCLE RIDERS GET HUNG UP ON NUMBERS ON THE SCALE. WHAT'S REALLY IMPORTANT IS STAYING STRONG. MY SECRETS FOR LONGEVITY IN CYCLING RIDE ALL THE THINGS – MOUNTAIN, 'CROSS, GRAVEL, AND ROAD ALL ENGAGE YOUR MIND AND MUSCLES DIFFERENTLY. FIND THE FUN WHEN MY TRAINING MOJO IS LOW, I ASK, ‘HOW CAN I MAKE THIS FUN?’ SOMETIMES IT’S AS SIMPLE AS REVERSING MY USUAL ROUTES. DON’T OVERCOMPLICATE IT EAT GOOD FOOD, GET GOOD SLEEP, AND BE GRATEFUL FOR EVERY RIDE. HEED THE NIGGLES AS SOON AS I FEEL THE SLIGHTEST TWINGE, I ADDRESS IT. MASSAGE, YOGA, AND FOAM ROLLING KEEP ME OFF THE INJURED LIST.…

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the get-fit-and-fast-in-a-hurry training plan

S#IT HAPPENS. ONE minute it’s July, and you have all the time in the world to get ready for those summertime rides and races. The next minute, you’re pedalling past the last of the spring flowers wondering where the off-season went. Don’t panic. Unless you’re prepping for Le Tour, you still have plenty of time to ramp up your training and build speed and endurance, even on a tight time budget. Here’s exactly what to do to get into shape fast. STRESS THE SYSTEMS // Stress gets a bad rap, but in the right doses, it’s actually good for you. That’s what training is, after all: stress. It’s the practice of pushing your body past its current state and forcing it to adapt so those higher intensities become your new normal. Once…

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new gear to get you motivated

1 / POLAR H10 BLUETOOTH/ ANT+ HEART RATE SENSOR / R1 499 Nail your intensity – high and low – with a heart-rate monitor like the H10 from Polar, which uses both ANT+ and Bluetooth to transmit to pretty much any fitness app, bike computer, smartwatch, or gym equipment. 2 / GARMIN FĒNIX 6X PRO WATCH / R14 999 This one device tracks all your workouts on and off the bike; doubles as a bike computer; auto-syncs with apps like Strava and TrainingPeaks; and records sleep and stress data, which you can easily access – with other health stats – in the Garmin Connect app. 3 / CAST IRON KETTLEBELL WEIGHT / R200 - R1 000 Available in weights ranging from 4kg to 20kg.…

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author matt phillips

CYCLING PHILOSOPHY BICYCLES ARE AMAZING HARDEST RIDE EVER GETTING LOST IN ITALY ON THE WAY BACK TO MY HOTEL AFTER FINISHING A 180KM GRAN FONDO FAVOURITE PIECE OF GEAR PERFECTLY TUNED SUSPENSION CREDENTIALS I’VE BEEN DOING THIS A LONG TIME GO-TO BIKE MOSAIC RS-1 (ROAD), EVIL OFFERING (MOUNTAIN), CERVÉLO ÁSPERO (GRAVEL) BEST RIDE EVER MY FIRST OUTDOOR RIDE AFTER RECOVERING FROM A BROKEN TIBIA…