What Happens to Your Body when….

You stop riding

Your fitness hits the skids quickly once you pull the brakes on your cycling routine.  The benefits of a good ride are immediate. Within 24 hours, your blood pressure drops, your blood sugar improves, your metabolism burns hotter, and your mood gets better. Long term, the positive hits just keep coming as you get fitter, faster, and healthier.  Continue reading What Happens to Your Body when….

I learned about Dubai cycling from that

One of the aviation magazines I used to read voraciously when learning to fly featured a monthly article called “I learned about flying from that”.  Usually the story involved some hair raising dice with nature, human error or plain stupidity, that led to a near-death experience, which inevitably the author learned a big lesson from.

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FitSpiration: Emma Woodcock

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Pedalling uphill: the rise of cycling in Dubai

Cycling may not automatically spring to mind when considering Dubai’s desertscape, but that didn’t deter Wolfi Hohmann when he came to the emirate from Germany to set up a bicycle shop. Celebrating their 12th anniversary in August, his shop and the cycling club he helped found – Dubai Roadsters – are as much a part of the landscape as the dunes themselves.

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