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Espresso a day keeps the death away

New study suggests cycling's coffee culture might help us live longer.

Got asthma? You might want to pay attention to these new guidelines

Late last year, the Global Initiative on Asthma announced a fundamental change to the way it recommends treating asthma. As pharmacist Da...

Saddle sores from cycling: Why they happen and how to prevent them

Saddle sores. They’re one of the most frustrating and uncomfortable ailments you can develop as a cyclist. They happen to all riders, reg...

How I broke up with caffeine (and why I desperately needed to)

I woke at 3am, sweating profusely and wracked with pain. Aside from feeling like I’d been run over by a bus, everything from my torso dow...

Muscle cramps from cycling: Why do they happen and how can you prevent them?

Muscle cramps can be a debilitating and extremely unpleasant part of bike riding. So what causes them? And what can you do to prevent the...

Indoor cycling helps Parkinson's patients, new study finds

Riding on an indoor bike three days per week appears to significantly decrease Parkinson's symptoms, according to a new study published i...

219 beats per minute: The day my heart short-circuited

Want to see an ER nurse panic? Ride up to the hospital on your bike, looking pro in your team kit, and tell them you’re having “a problem...

New pursuit world record; Gallopin solo at the Vuelta: Daily News Digest

An American shop mechanic just took three seconds off Jack Bobridge's pursuit world record, and Tony Gallopin stole the day at the Vuelta

Sports cardiology, and the complex nature of heart screening for professional cyclists

In April, the cycling community was shocked by the sudden death of 23-year-old Belgian Michael Goolaerts at Paris-Roubaix after suffering...

It's time to finally ban tramadol in cycling: A pharmacist's view

For years now there have been loud calls from within cycling to ban tramadol from competition. This strong painkiller has reportedly been...

Cycling and erectile dysfunction: a hard conversation that needs to be had

Erectile dysfunction. It’s not a particularly sexy topic, nor is it something that any of us really wants to think about it. And yet it’s...

Gut problems for cyclists: What causes them and how to avoid them

“I needed to take a dump -- I could not hold it anymore. I felt it on the downhill and I just had to stop. It was not possible to continu...

Listen up: Why cyclists are at risk of hearing loss

It’s something we’ve all experienced. You’re out riding with your mates, trying to hold a conversation as you tap along. You head downhil...

Battling a brain injury: From fighting to win races, to fighting for normal life

The issue of concussion among cyclists was brought into sharp focus at the Tour of California this week when Cannondale-Drapac rider Toms...

Book excerpt: How pushing to extremes led an amateur cyclist to ventricular tachycardia

Republished with permission of VeloPress from The Haywire Heart: How too much exercise can kill you, and what you can do to protect your ...

The beauty of cycling: Providing motivation after a life-changing setback

The great thing about cycling is that it can be all different things to different people. It's a form of transport, a way to get and stay...

How do sports drinks and gels affect your teeth?

Cyclists often spend a lot of time putting sugary drinks, gels, bars and other goodies into their mouth, especially during a ride. Becaus...

Loren Rowney announces her retirement and the beginning of a new chapter

For the longest time now, I’ve tried to imagine what I would be doing if I weren't racing my bike. I’ve spent a good 10 years chasing the...

Are elite cyclists at greater risk of heart problems?

It seems an almost regular occurrence in cycling that a rider is forced to retire as a result of heart issues. The past year has provided...

Loren Rowney on depression: 'Maybe if I talk about it, other people will too'

For once I am not going to be the procrastinator I always am. The person that is always thinking, saying, and swearing they will do thing...

You're fit, but not invincible. Getting checked at 40

It's not cancer awareness month, Movember, or anything special to bring men's health to the forefront of thought at this time. And that's...