What is Madison Cycling? All You Need To Know

Madison cycling is a thrilling test of speed, endurance, teamwork, and racecraft in the velodrome. With 32 cyclists flying around the track – some racing, others hanging back – and teammates hand-slinging each other forward and tagging in and out, the spectacle can look chaotic to the uninitiated! But with a proper understanding of the … Read more

Cross Country Bike: What Is An XC Mountain Bike?

“XC” or Cross Country cycling is a test of physical endurance and technical ability. Riders race on specialized “XC” or Cross Country bikes. But what is it that makes an XC mountain bike an XC mountain bike? The short answer: an XC bike is a mountain bike specifically designed for speed and stability over long … Read more

Omnium Cycling: The Ultimate Olympians’ Test

Known as the “Decathlon of Track Cycling”, omnium cycling is a thrilling test of endurance and tactical track-craft. However, the complexity of omnium cycling’s rules and points systems can make it mystifying to newcomers. And to add to the confusion, the event’s structure has had yet another overhaul in the last few years. Fear not! … Read more

12-Week Olympic Triathlon Training Plan

So, you’ve just signed up for your first Olympic triathlon? Time to get serious about your training! A 12-week Olympic Triathlon training plan should be sufficient to get you fit enough to complete the distance. The Olympic Triathlon training plan below will see your workouts intensify and become more frequent as you progress through the … Read more

What Is A BMX Bike? History And Overview Of BMX Trick Bikes

The world of cycling is vast; there are long-distance triathlon competitors, road cyclists focused mainly on getting from A to B, and off-roaders who prefer jumping on a mountain bike and whizzing down a trail. So where exactly does the BMX bike fit in? Used primarily for racing and tricks, the BMX bike has become … Read more

Average Olympic Triathlon Time: How Long Does An Olympic Triathlon Take?

When thinking about your own race targets, it’s useful to get an idea of the average Olympic triathlon time as a benchmark. When you say that you are going to do an Olympic distance triathlon to most people, they will be shocked as they associate the event with superhumans such as the Brownlee brothers. While you … Read more

Keirin Racing: The Fascinating Story Of Cycling’s Wildest Olympic Event

To outsiders, Keirin racing is a curiosity, an odd but feverishly exciting fan-favorite that crops up every four years at the Olympics, then fades out of view until the next Olympic cycle. But in the livewire event’s birthplace of Japan, Keirin is a 12-billion-dollar national obsession. Steeped in tradition, it demands a strictly regimented way … Read more