cycling

  • A crash course in cycling accidents

    Emergency

    Posted on 9 May 2017

    There are three main culprits that may cause you and your bike to involuntarily part ways: hitting something, losing control, and speed. An orthopaedic surgeon explores what to do to limit injury in a cycling accident.

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  • How to be safe on your bike [infographic]

    Exercise

    Posted on 28 March 2017

    Wearing a helmet when cycling is a no-brainer. And more cycling safety tips.

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  • A beginner’s guide to cycling

    Exercise

    Posted on 15 February 2017

    Cycling is a great way to keep fit, meet new people and explore the countryside. If you’ve never put bum on seat before, here are some pointers to get you pedalling.

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  • Impossible made possible

    Magazine

    Posted on 12 December 2016

    South African ultra-endurance cyclist Grant Lottering has proven time and again that he can climb every mountain. Even after a near-fatal accident.

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  • The 2016 Absa Cape Epic

    Events

    Posted on 12 March 2016

    This year 1 200 cyclists are taking on the 2016 Absa Cape Epic, where they’ll cover 652km in eight days over gruelling terrain. Tomorrow the prologue stage kicks off at

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  • Kick cramp to the curb

    Events

    Posted on 11 March 2016

    For athletes – and cyclists especially – muscle cramps can be the bane of your existence. Here are a few tricks and tips to reduce the risk of having your muscles seize up on you.

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  • 7 fixes for common cycling pain

    Events

    Posted on 8 March 2016

    If you’re training for a big bicycling event – next year’s Cape Town Cycle Tour – there’s a good chance you’ll suffer some aches and pains along the way. The bad news is those pains are an inevitable part of training. The good news is most of them can be fixed with a few simple adjustments.

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  • En route and online

    Emergency

    Posted on 4 March 2016

    Mediclinic has been the medical sponsor of the Cape Town Cycle Tour since 1995 and this year we’re on hand again at regular points along the route for help and

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  • Celebrating 10 years at the ABSA Cape Epic

    Cape Epic

    Posted on 11 March 2013

    Ten years ago, race founder Kevin Vermaak realised his dream of a multi-day mountain biking event and the ABSA Cape Epic was born.

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  • Balanced hydration is key

    Nutrition

    Posted on 8 March 2013

    On a hot day the average rider should be drinking between 400 and 600ml per hour to ensure a balance between being under-hydrated and overhydrated.

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  • Banned substances in cycling

    Healthy Life

    Posted on 12 February 2013

    Doping in sport has enjoyed quite a bit of media coverage lately, highlighting the need for more stringent monitoring of athletes of all levels when taking part in sporting events, and the

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