CLINT PICKIN PUSHES HIMSELF TO FASTER TIME IN CADEL EVANS PEOPLE’S RIDE

On Saturday, only a colorful sea of red could be seen from miles away over Geelong as a large number of cyclists, in their thousands joined up in the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road People’s Ride.


Over the weekend, the public event which served as an entrée to the world-class elite races saw riders of all abilities take part in one of either the 65m or 111km courses.

Clint Pickin, a 28 year old dairy farmer who had lost a leg during a work accident about three years ago was among the riders participating in the race.

“I did three months’ worth of rehab — just in rehab itself — four months’ worth of running in Melbourne, then I bought a trainer off my cousin and cheap bike and started off going 10km/h,” he said.

Pickin who noted that he improved and did the race faster, also lamented that the race never got any easier. Read more »

GERRANS EXPRESS CONFIDENCE IN TEAMMATES.

Simon Gerrans has expressed confidence in his Orica-Scott teammate Esteban Chaves.


Speaking from the Herald Sun Tour launch in Melbourne, Australia, the captained has reaffirmed his opinion that, come next year, Esteban Chaves will beat Chris Froome at the season opening races in Australia.

“I’m not sure of their (Sky’s) complete line-up, who else they are bringing out, but I think Esteban will have probably the upper hand on Chris at the Jayco Herald Sun Tour, purely because he’s going to have the Tour Down Under in his legs,” Gerrans said.

Chris Froome, who races from Team Sky, has won Tour de France three times with a remarkable performance. At the 2016 race, Froome and teammate Peter Kennaugh dominated the race right from stage one with a combination of skill and strength. Consequently, no other team was able to match their diesel engine which classically set the terms from the front of the peloton.

The captain of the Orica-Scott, has revealed that his team has been doing a block of training in Columbia, and would come out in good shape, and prepared to take on Team Sky next season. Read more »

Overview Of Bicycle Tour 2016

There were close to 200 people, including adults and kids that gathered outside Rema 1000 on 4th June to cycle around Thor Hushovd and Bodo.

Hushovd has been the former champion as far as cycling is concerned. He has many fans and anybody who wished to take part in cycling with him, the cyclist obliged by taking photos and having a chat before starting the race. The cyclist said that it was fun to be able to go on such a tour and there would not have been any better way to promote cycling. Hushovd was glad to see so many people gathering there to ride with him. It did put a smile on his face when he stated this.

Bicycle Tour 2016 is a joint venture between Rema 1000 and Hushovd wherein the cyclist was to visit around 5 cities during the trip. It all ended on 12th of June in Oslo. This was primarily done to charge up Norway for cycling circus which is popularly known as Tour de France which started in this summer. The main organizer was Merchant Kjell Olsen and he showed a lot of excitement even before the tour could start. Olsen from Rema 1000 Stormyra was highly delighted with the fact that Thor successfully organized the trip to north. Read more »

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Improvisation In Bicycles

Stephen Roche from Ireland has been surveying recently about the developments in the trade of cycling. He has been saying that cycling has found an all new level and is definitely a very happy high one. No more is cycling a sport being played and watched for fancy. It is establishing its own place in the everyday modern life. There will be a steady an constant growth in the increasing number of riders and the numbers that enroll irrespective of rank, age and sex.

With the advancement in technology the “ordinary” or “boneshaker” or “penny farthing” has super ceded. By the middle of 1880s the bicycle started being referred to as the safety cycle and is currently seen in almost that form itself. An alternative to horse drawn transport was this practical and reasonable cycle.

However the above is still not considered to be the best form of development and transformation of the cycle into a usable element for making the everyday life more convenient. Veterinarian John Boyd Dunlop was the one to bring about the best transformation in Belfast. The man was trying to make his son’s tricycle comfortable for riding on the roads of the city filled with cobbles; John had used Pneumatic rubber tyres for the first time he thought. Read more »

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