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Martin Williams

Martin has been tearing up all sorts of trails on a range of bikes ever since he was young. He once cycled across France, and once fell into a canal on a hybrid. He writes about everything to do with cycling on our site. You can find out more about him at bicycle2work.com/about-martin-williams/

15 Effects Of Cycling On Body Shape

Cycling is a full-body and mind workout, therefore, the limitless benefits of cycling are evident. From improved mental health and a lean body to strong cardiovascular health, cycling can be categorized as the ideal low-impact, versatile (indoor/outdoor) option for exercise.  It’s only when you get on a bike and start peddling to move the bike …

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Why Gravel Bikes Are So Expensive (Solved!)

Gravel bikes are all the rage now, and clearly combine so many benefits into one. But one thing has been bugging me – why are they so expensive? Gravel bikes are expensive because they combine premium engineering and expensive materials together. From a design perspective, they are both comfortable, durable, and versatile. In the materials, …

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How To Use Gears On A Mountain Bike: The Complete Guide

When I was starting out, I just wanted to get out there with my mountain bike, but I knew that before I stepped into the world of mountain bikes, it was probably best to acquaint myself with all its dos and don’ts (Source). I had to know everything about the bike, the chainrings, and tires, …

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Are Hybrid Bikes Good For Trails?

If you’ve ever considered purchasing a bike to take advantage of the ever-growing network of bike paths and rail-trails, then you’ve probably realized that there are many options available for you. Although there are many types of bicycles on the market, a hybrid is a great choice. Hybrid bikes can be excellent for trails, especially …

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How To Brake When Cycling Downhill – The Complete Guide

Braking can make you or break you as a cyclist—quite literally at that. The thing is, moving and braking safely on two wheels can be trickier, especially when it comes to going downhill. Many riders can share their stories of over-the-handlebar incidents caused by not braking correctly. How to brake when cycling downhill? While cycling …

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What Bike Gears To Use On Hills? The Complete Guide

Bike gears have one main purpose—to make your riding more efficient and comfortable. This includes riding both uphill and downhill. However, finding out which gears to use and when to use them when it comes to riding hills can be a very frustrating experience sometimes—especially for beginners. What bike gears to use on hills? When …

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