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Bike Handling Skills

Anybody can go fast on the flat… but how good are you at stopping suddenly? Swerving, gearing, speed bumps, cattle grids and cornering? Can you turn around a cone (or on the cycle path) without unclipping and scooting with your foot? Come to my cycling class on the 22nd January, where you can meet other …

The Forgotten Athletes

I am 51 years old. I have been active all of my life, which is something that my parents instilled in me. I was never brilliant at anything, but average to fair, excelling in some things (I had a fantastic breath hold ability as a freediver), and in others, average to middling. I have always …

Running – Why Warming Up Is Important

I have to admit it, I am a terrible runner, but I am on the way to improvement. I’ve taken running classes and I practice.  Last December,  I raced in my first 21 kilometre race since the RAK 1/2 Marathon in 2015.  I completed the race without enough training but also without injury. Here are …

Female Cyclists with GRIT

Female cyclists are on their bikes and rolling This week saw the kick-off of the third year of the Urban Ultra Women’s Cycling League, further raising the profile of women’s cycling in the UAE. Aimed at heightening awareness of women’s cycling, achieving more media exposure and ensuring women’s cycling is well represented within the cycling …