Being avid cyclists, few things get our heart racing like pushing our bodies to its limit on the bike. However, can too much exercise damage our heart and risk our health? “The Haywire Heart” explores the potential link between too much exercise and potential heart damage.
Film Review: In the film “North of Nightfall” a group of four freeride mountain bikers mount an expedition to the High Arctic and enjoy some of the most dramatic scenery and challenging riding anywhere. On June 1, you can go to selected cinemas across Canada and be amazed.
Film Review: On May 23, 2018, selected cinemas in Canada will be showing another Demand Films presentation with Australian overtones. Yes, they come from a Land Down Under: Orica-GreenEDGE arrived on the pro cycling scene in 2012 determined to make a splash and wave the flag. And, strewth!, so they have.
The 116th edition of the always much-anticipated Paris-Roubaix is about to take place. Its attraction might be summed up by Theo de Rooij: “It’s a bollocks, this race, it’s a pile of shit - it’s the most beautiful race in the world!” If you watch the film “A Sunday in Hell,” the story of which is told in William Fotheringham's new book “Sunday in Hell”, you might actually believe him.
While many of our cycling heroes – such as Peter Sagan – spent much of their winter preparing for a shot at glory winning one of the spring season Monuments, my winter training consisted of riding and reading The Monuments: The Grit and the Glory of Cycling’s Greatest One-Day Races by Peter Cossins.
This eccentric and entertaining book, conceived as both a love note to cycling and a work of art in and of itself, is perhaps more wide-ranging than concise but considering just how varied the world of the bicycle is this is not surprising. Books really do have a national style and the Compendium is staunchly British in a Monty Python-meets-Savile-Row kind of way.
Cycling is a sport that is ideal for photographic interpretation: the breath-taking landscapes, elegant bicycles, and close-up human interest. “Magnum Cycling” is an impressive book that has come from the archives at Magnum, a sampling of unexpected treasures that will leave you wishing for more.
One of the great milestones of cycling has been the Hour Record, first set officially in 1893 by Henri Desgrange. And over the years there were many who took up the challenge. Sir Bradley Wiggins was the most recent to join this select club and his book, “My Hour,” is perhaps the first detailed account to describe what it takes to set the record, a ride so hard that Eddy Merckx felt it shortened his career.