Cycling Clubs – Cycling Fan http://www.cyclingfan.org/ Mon, 21 Nov 2022 18:07:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 http://www.cyclingfan.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/default1-150x150.png Cycling Clubs – Cycling Fan http://www.cyclingfan.org/ 32 32 Third Space opens new club in London with 40% more members than expected http://www.cyclingfan.org/third-space-opens-new-club-in-london-with-40-more-members-than-expected/ Mon, 21 Nov 2022 17:24:07 +0000 http://www.cyclingfan.org/third-space-opens-new-club-in-london-with-40-more-members-than-expected/ Job Opportunities Pioneer Wilton Center unlimited earnings location: Wilton Centre, Redcar, UK more jobs Third Space has opened the doors to its new 27,000 square foot club in London’s Moorgate, with CEO Colin Waggett telling HCM the number of members is already well ahead of forecasts. “Reading the press, you might think the world has […]]]>

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Third Space has opened the doors to its new 27,000 square foot club in London’s Moorgate, with CEO Colin Waggett telling HCM the number of members is already well ahead of forecasts.

“Reading the press, you might think the world has come to a standstill and working from home has killed the business in city health clubs, but we don’t see too many signs of that,” Waggett said. . “Moorgate opened today with 40 per cent more members than we originally expected at this stage and our other clubs – all of which are in central London – are above levels of 2019 income.

“I believe the long-standing trends of premiumization, health being the new wealth, and experiments on ‘stuff’ hold, even in these turbulent times,” he continued.

“It’s not easy with cost pressures coming from all directions – and this applies to both our business and every individual – but I think consumer demand will remain strong, provided you give people what they want.”

With clubs opening at Battersea Power Station and Center Court shopping center at Wimbledon next year, the luxury fitness chain is on track to achieve its goal of operating an eleven club estate by the end of 2023 following a capital injection from KSL in August 2021.

The new Moorgate Club offers fitness, wellness and recovery facilities. There’s an immersive octagon for combat classes – which aims to bring martial arts to life with padded walls, hanging bags and perimeter lighting. The cycling studio – accessible by a spiral staircase – incorporates ICG connect technology to engage members in real-time races and the cardio and functional training area offers equipment, such as Concept 2 rowing machines and a strength Eleiko.

“In addition to the usual Third Space features and luxuries, we sought to create a training paradise for amateur athletes, wrapped in a cloak of luxury,” Waggett said.

“We always strive to provide a space that meets the specific needs of each member and this club is no different,” he explained. to enjoy the best Third Space services.”

The club offers a number of innovations, including its largest hot yoga studio, speed training technology on its Olympic lifts and its first dedicated recovery room equipped with Hyperice and Normatec equipment, such as compression sleeves, percussion therapy guns and recumbent relaxation chairs. .

Also new are a state-of-the-art Mescan body scanner and self-timed spring ramp, while spa facilities include wood, water and stone saunas set against a wall of Himalayan salt.

Members can choose from over 100 weekly classes or work with personal trainers. There’s also a food offering, which includes a Natural Fitness Food outlet, as well as meals created by an in-house nutritionist.

The first Third Space club was founded in Soho in 2001 and has since expanded to eight central London locations: Canary Wharf, City, Tower Bridge, Islington, Soho, Mayfair, Marylebone and Moorgate. Clubs range in size from 14,000 square feet in Marylebone to over 100,000 square feet in Canary Wharf.

Summary of highlights

Specialized circular battle zone with perimeter lighting Circular, uphill, timed sprint track that runs from the circular spin studio to the battle zone

Large-scale Mind Body studio Entire floor dedicated to weightlifting and strength training

Dedicated recovery lounge with compression sleeves, percussive therapy guns and recumbent relaxation chairs Sauna with a wall of Himalayan sea salt

Wireless phone charging on cardio equipment and bikes

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Andy’s Man Club Receives Literary Sportswriting Prize Book Donation http://www.cyclingfan.org/andys-man-club-receives-literary-sportswriting-prize-book-donation/ Sat, 19 Nov 2022 10:03:00 +0000 http://www.cyclingfan.org/andys-man-club-receives-literary-sportswriting-prize-book-donation/ Men’s suicide prevention charity Andy’s Man Club received a book donation among the entries for this year’s William Hill Sports Book of the Year award. After a record 158 books entered into this year’s prize, featuring a diverse mix of authors across a wide range of sports, including tennis, rugby, football and cycling, more than […]]]>

Men’s suicide prevention charity Andy’s Man Club received a book donation among the entries for this year’s William Hill Sports Book of the Year award.

After a record 158 books entered into this year’s prize, featuring a diverse mix of authors across a wide range of sports, including tennis, rugby, football and cycling, more than 1,000 copies have been donated to the national club to support men going through a difficult time.

Among the books donated were My Journey to the Ryder Cup by retired golfer Tony Jacklin, Don Revie: The Biography by Christopher Evans and The beautiful game and the ugly truth by rugby league footballer, Kieran Gill.

Andy’s Man Club is a suicide prevention charity for men that was founded in 2016 by the family of 23-year-old Andrew Roberts, who took his own life.

With now more than 100 clubs across the UK, the group holds weekly sessions at dedicated sports venues and other venues, giving men over 18 a space to talk about their mental health. Since its launch, the club has helped thousands of men through difficult times in their lives.

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Neil Foggin, who is a judge for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award, said: “This year we received an unprecedented number of excellent nominations from talented authors for our 2022 William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award. and instead of these sitting on our shelves, we wanted to give something back to our community.

“Many people find comfort in reading the experiences and thoughts of others and we believe books can have the power to change their lives. Andy’s Man Club is a fantastic charity, supporting hundreds of men every week and we hope their members can find some comfort and inspiration from the range of great sports books that have been nominated for this year’s William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award.

A spokesperson for Andy’s Man Club commented: “We are extremely grateful for the donation of a wide variety of books to our charity.

“We are confident that these books will be well received by a number of our volunteers and group members who may find comfort in the range of topics covered in this year’s entries.

“Thanks again to William Hill Sports Book of the Year for your generosity.”

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Entrepreneurs prove you can live the dream http://www.cyclingfan.org/entrepreneurs-prove-you-can-live-the-dream/ Sun, 13 Nov 2022 13:36:00 +0000 http://www.cyclingfan.org/entrepreneurs-prove-you-can-live-the-dream/ You don’t need a corner office or a super-lucrative gig to create an enchanting professional life. With courage, common sense and a bit of luck, these five movers made their fantasies come true. Pelorus Jimmy Carroll, 40, is the co-founder and chief business development officer of Pelorus in Austin, Texas. The company markets itself as […]]]>

You don’t need a corner office or a super-lucrative gig to create an enchanting professional life. With courage, common sense and a bit of luck, these five movers made their fantasies come true.

Pelorus

Jimmy Carroll, 40, is the co-founder and chief business development officer of Pelorus in Austin, Texas. The company markets itself as the ultimate experiential travel agency, designing bespoke trips and yachting adventures to remote locations.

These days, Carroll splits his time between London and Texas, but you can also often find him organizing client trips, whether it’s a yacht expedition to Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands, exploring and skiing in remote Alaska, or venturing to Lofoten, Norway. , where a group hiked and cycled through the mountains to waterfalls and through fjords. “I’m very lucky to have a perfect balance between time spent in the office and time spent traveling the world,” he said.

Carroll and his co-founder, Geordie Mackay-Lewis, are former captains in the British Army, and their time spent leading reconnaissance units on long-range desert patrols and helicopter operations helped them. serves well as they plot personalized travel routes.

When the duo realized there wasn’t much competition in the yachting industry outside of the Caribbean and Mediterranean favorites, they got to work.

“With our military background in planning and execution, we could approach it differently, with a little more creativity,” Carroll said.

Carroll considers networking to be what “really makes a difference when trying to get into a niche industry.” On top of that, he added, “It’s also important to be proficient in many disciplines.”

New York Adventure Club

Corey William Schneider, 33, is CEO and founder of Midtown-based tour and event company New York Adventure Club, which emphasizes story and creative storytelling in exploring the city.

The company started as a Facebook group in 2013, with Schneider hoping to convince more of his friends to join him on personal adventures around town. “In 2014, I wrote an article for a local blog about an interesting place in New York that the New York Adventure Club was going to visit,” he said. “I just wanted a few people to join me so I didn’t waste all my money on this private tour I booked.”

To his surprise, 100 foreigners joined the group asking how to get a ticket, and he decided to try to turn the concept into a business.

Corey William Schneider’s business started as a Facebook group in 2013, with Schneider hoping to convince more of his friends to join him on personal adventures around town.
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Like countless companies in 2020, Schneider turned to hosting virtual dating, which led to the organization’s biggest increase in viewership and revenue since its inception. Currently, it runs a hybrid calendar of in-person events, mostly weekends (six to 10 on Saturday and Sunday) and virtual weekday events (with 15 to 20 Monday through Friday).

Schneider encourages other Adventure Club style getaway enthusiasts to continue creating the types of outings they are passionate about.

“Creating and running the New York Adventure Club community took a lot of time, patience and perseverance, and the only way to hold on is to be 100% invested in the product,” he said. he declares. “By creating consistent offerings of your events and researching related communities, you will eventually attract a loyal audience.”

The Ivy League of Comedy

The key to success, as 61-year-old Shaun Eli Breidbart illustrates, is finally figuring out how to match your passion with your work. Going by Shaun Eli on stage, this comic is “paid to make people laugh. What could be better?”

He also enjoys commuting to work, traveling and mingling with the funniest people around. “And since I’m self-employed, I don’t have to work with or for anyone I don’t like,” Eli said.

Eli attributes luck and an innate sense of humor to his ability to achieve his ambitions. “And hard work,” he added, “because no one starts out well in stand-up comedy — or anything else, for that matter.”

Shaun Eli.
Shaun Eli produces clean comedy for special events and theaters.
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Eli founded and is executive director of the Ivy League of Comedy in Westchester, producing clean comedy shows for special events and theaters. “When I was a banker, I had a bunch of co-workers and clients coming up to me at comedy clubs,” he explained.

“They often said that even though my comedy was clean and appropriate for corporate entertainment, the rest of the comics in the shows were dirty. They wanted entirely clean shows. And there weren’t any. That made me therefore seemed obvious: a demand for a product and no supply. I could create the supply.

His best advice to aspiring pranksters is to start with an acting lesson. “And then get on stage as much as you can.”

Also, be nice to people. “You never know where your next break will come from. I went to an audition at a club and asked the bartender for water. He said, ‘No charge.’ I left a tip. Turns out he wasn’t the bartender. The bartender didn’t show up. He was the owner and the one watching the auditions.

Drawings by Swati Goorha

As an Indian immigrant, Swati Goorha, 42, noted that children from her culture were being pushed into STEM-centric careers. Charting her own path helped her land her professional holy grail when she started interior design firm Swati Goorha Designs, based in New Providence, NJ.

“I decided to get a master’s degree in interior design to change careers,” she said. “I was a young mum with a toddler – grad school was grueling, but it was the best decision. A long winding road with an array of jobs later, I took the leap and created my own design company, and, as they say, the rest is history.

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“Graduate studies were grueling, but it was the best decision,” explained Swati Goorha.
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There is no substitute for education in pursuing your career goals, stresses Goorha, who added, “Education doesn’t just mean going to college and university. Listen to podcasts related to your field. Meet other industry professionals and ask them what they are doing differently. Attend conferences and lectures.

Goorha has found it beneficial to enroll in coaching classes with multiple professionals to understand how to run her business, be profitable, price her services, and be growth-oriented.

Carving out a niche is also essential. “What sets you apart is what is authentic to you. In my case, I started as an interior designer in a very saturated market with many established and new design companies,” she said. said “My greatest weakness was an uncommon name, which became my strength – I designed colourful, timeless spaces inspired by the world and layered with color, texture and pattern.”

Po Campo

Maria Boustead, 45, is a longtime industrial designer and urban cyclist who has turned her obsession with pedaling into a profession. The founder and CEO of the Harlem company, Po Campo, now designs bicycle panniers, combining the two passions. “I spend my days bringing cooler bags to market that are designed specifically to make cycling a better, more transparent part of your life,” she said.

Michael Gerber’s “The E-Myth” was an inspiring read, she recalls. “He describes the ideal trio for a small business: the entrepreneur (sets a vision); the manager (creates the systems to execute the vision); and the technician (the person dedicated to making the best product).

Maria Boustead.
Maria Boustead turned her obsession with cycling into a profession.
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Boustead’s best advice? “Surround yourself with people who share your interest but also complement your skills. Shared passion will be the anchor of the business – what keeps things on track when times get tough. A mix of skills will help you divide and conquer,” she said.

Yet, owning a small business is not without challenges. “It doesn’t always feel like we’re living a dream. Being an entrepreneur can be lonely and stressful,” she continued. “But at the end of the day, it’s very rewarding to have work that you’ve created that’s built around the things that really matter to you.”

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Abu Dhabi hosts cycling festival in bid to become cycling capital of the world http://www.cyclingfan.org/abu-dhabi-hosts-cycling-festival-in-bid-to-become-cycling-capital-of-the-world/ Fri, 11 Nov 2022 08:41:04 +0000 http://www.cyclingfan.org/abu-dhabi-hosts-cycling-festival-in-bid-to-become-cycling-capital-of-the-world/ The inaugural Bike Abu Dhabi Festival is taking place in the capital this weekend as the emirate pursues its ambition to become a leading global center for cycling. The festival is the latest initiative of the Bike Abu Dhabi platform, which was launched by Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed, Member of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council […]]]>

The inaugural Bike Abu Dhabi Festival is taking place in the capital this weekend as the emirate pursues its ambition to become a leading global center for cycling.

The festival is the latest initiative of the Bike Abu Dhabi platform, which was launched by Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed, Member of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Board, in November 2021.

As part of the festival, the emirate is also hosting the fifth UCI Urban Cycling World Championships, taking place in the region for the first time, until Sunday, and the first-ever Bike Abu Dhabi Gran Fondo, which will take place Saturday. .

The one-day, 150-kilometre Gran Fondo race is open to clubs and amateurs in the United Arab Emirates, starting in Abu Dhabi and ending in Al Ain.

A prize pool of 2 million dirhams for the amateur event has been set and will be divided equally between men and women.

The world’s best urban cyclists will also compete in BMX Freestyle Park and BMX Freestyle Flatland and Trials.

In BMX Freestyle, competition categories will include Elite Women and Elite Men, with riders aged 15 and over. In the trials, there will be a national team competition as well as rainbow jerseys for the winners of the individual categories.

The organization of the Bike Abu Dhabi Festival comes a year after Abu Dhabi was awarded the prestigious “Bike City” label by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), the world governing body for sports cycling.

Commenting on the launch of the festival, Aref Al Awani, Secretary General of the Abu Dhabi Sports Council, said: We are extremely proud to host the UCI Urban Cycling World Championships in 2022. Having been awarded the prestigious UCI Bike City label in 2021, we are now enhancing our portfolio of world-class cycling events and entertainment offerings in the region and we look forward to showcasing, to the world, what Abu Dhabi and the United Arab Emirates have to offer, to amateur and professional cyclists alike.

The city was the first in Asia to receive the accolade in November 2021. Others with the status include Bergen, Copenhagen, Glasgow and Paris.

In addition to competitive events, the Bike Abu Dhabi Festival will host several community cycling events and activities for all ages and abilities.

Create cycling infrastructure in the city

Last year, Abu Dhabi announced a series of new measures and facilities to encourage more people to cycle.

Planned infrastructure projects include a new 109 km designated cycle path called Abu Dhabi Loop and a 3,500-seat velodrome, called Velodrome Hudayriyat, to be built on Hudayriyat Island.

The loop will be a separate bike path connecting major destinations in the city and the 12,000 square meter velodrome will offer track racing.

In total, the emirate plans to expand its current cycle network from 300 km to more than 1,000 km.

The emirate has long been a hub for world-class cycling events and community cycling, with 28 km of cycle paths on Hudayriyat Island and a total of 40 km in Al Wathba.

Both sites serve as cycling hubs for groups, solo cyclists and families. The Formula 1 track at Yas Marina Circuit on Yas Island also opens twice a week for cyclists of all skill levels to practice for free.

Updated: November 11, 2022, 09:01

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NorCal Trykers continues to provide mobility and fun for children with special needs http://www.cyclingfan.org/norcal-trykers-continues-to-provide-mobility-and-fun-for-children-with-special-needs/ Wed, 09 Nov 2022 01:00:45 +0000 http://www.cyclingfan.org/norcal-trykers-continues-to-provide-mobility-and-fun-for-children-with-special-needs/ Bikes and cycling are an integral part of the fabric of the Davis community. NorCal Trykers is a local organization that helps kids with disabilities ride bikes with everyone else. Since 2017, Davis-based NorCal Trykers has been a non-profit organization created to provide personalized therapy tricycles to children with special needs at no cost to […]]]>

Bikes and cycling are an integral part of the fabric of the Davis community. NorCal Trykers is a local organization that helps kids with disabilities ride bikes with everyone else.

Since 2017, Davis-based NorCal Trykers has been a non-profit organization created to provide personalized therapy tricycles to children with special needs at no cost to families.

According to their website, their mission is to provide mobility, exercise, confidence, and a sense of normalcy in the lives of worthy beneficiaries in the greater Sacramento, Northern California area. NorCal Trykers is a chapter of National AMBUCS, Inc., located in North Carolina.

Gill Williams, the founder of NorCal Trykers, is a physical therapist who recently retired from the Shriners Hospital for Children in Sacramento.

She started her career in London, England and came to America in 2002. Williams has always loved and believed in the benefits of exercise and wanted to incorporate this into NorCal Trykers to enable children with special needs to ride a tricycle and exercise with ease.

While at Shriners, Williams mentioned that the hospital received a grant for a bike-fitting program for children who the hospital says would benefit from improving their health and fitness. Thus, an idea was born.

“I thought it was good that they did this program once a year to provide bikes for 20 kids,” Williams said. “But how cool would it be to bring a chapter to northern California so we can provide trykes to a larger population? I really wanted to bring the joy and benefits of cycling to children with special needs.

Williams, who lives in Davis, thinks NorCal Trykers and the city are a perfect match.

A child riding a custom-built tricycle provided by the volunteer team working for NorCal Trykers. (Courtesy)

“It’s a wonderful game to have him here at Davis,” Williams said. “You can imagine being a kid with special needs sitting in a wheelchair and watching his friends ride their bikes. With our trykes, this child could be independent and play alongside him. So it is not only the physical benefits that come with these tricycles, but also the social and psychological benefits.

Although there is no central hub or official office, NorCal Trykers has a 16-foot trailer, funded by donations from the Woodland Sunrise Rotary Club. The trailer contains samples of tricycles made by a team of volunteers hired for special bike-building events held half a dozen times a year. 70% of their work comes from Yolo County, with a few events at Woodland in Davis this year.

Everything from hand, foot and hand and foot trykes fill the trailer so that selected children with disabilities can try them out and see what kind of pedals, saddle and handlebars suit them. On site, the team of volunteers will create a model and order a custom-made tricycle for the child.

Williams estimates NorCal Trykers has provided about 350 trykes to Yolo County families since 2017.

“We had wonderful testimonials and feedback from the family,” Williams said. “Instead of sitting in a wheelchair being pushed by a parent or guardian, you are now part of the event pedaling on a tricycle.”

A child tries out his custom tricycle provided by the volunteer team working for NorCal Trykers.  (Courtesy)
A child tests a sample tricycle provided by the volunteer team working for NorCal Trykers. (Courtesy)

NorCal Trykers also made an impact in Woodland by donating six tricycles to Green Gate School and another to Zamora Elementary.

Williams lists 100 Men Who Don’t Care About Yolo Country, the Davis Odd Fellows, Davis Kiwanis International, Davis and Woodland Sunrise Rotary Clubs, Soroptomipsts Davis, and a private donor to Woodland who Williams says gave $37,000 to the over the past three years as major donors.

“We couldn’t do it without them,” insists Williams. “We don’t have the manpower and the energy. What I do takes a lot of time and my committee works full time. That’s all for us because we really rely on donations from the public. We are so grateful.

Families are also free to donate if they wish. There’s no pressure to donate when receiving a tricycle, but Williams says all donations are graciously accepted.

“My heart and my soul are in this,” Williams said. “I’m a big believer in the benefits of riding a bike or a tryke, having fun and being in the fresh air. So many families have benefited from it. It was a great journey, and it has stages and will continue.

For more information about the organization, a schedule of events, information on how to get a tryke, or if you’re interested in donating, please visit their website at https://norcaltrykers.com/ home.

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Anti-cycling attitude of New Forest chiefs akin to that of apartheid supporters, says local club http://www.cyclingfan.org/anti-cycling-attitude-of-new-forest-chiefs-akin-to-that-of-apartheid-supporters-says-local-club/ Sat, 05 Nov 2022 18:39:07 +0000 http://www.cyclingfan.org/anti-cycling-attitude-of-new-forest-chiefs-akin-to-that-of-apartheid-supporters-says-local-club/ Cycling campaign groups and local clubs claimed the court of the Verderers – an elected group of New Forest watchmen – singled out cyclists and acted like supporters of South Africa’s apartheid regime after the court renewed its appeal to cyclists who deviate from the approved national park trails. The Verderers, a body dating from […]]]>

Cycling campaign groups and local clubs claimed the court of the Verderers – an elected group of New Forest watchmen – singled out cyclists and acted like supporters of South Africa’s apartheid regime after the court renewed its appeal to cyclists who deviate from the approved national park trails.

The Verderers, a body dating from the 13th century which performs functions similar to those of a magistrate’s court in matters relating to the New Forest, say the issue of off-road cyclists has become a “widespread problem”, and have claimed that cyclists disturb nature, erode paths and injure nocturnal animals with their lights.

Speaking at a recent court session, the official Verderer, Lord Manners, claimed there had been more than 700 cases of off-track cycling over the summer, the Telegraph reports.

Manners remarked to the group that he was not ‘anti-cycling’ but nevertheless called on Forestry England, which manage almost half of the New Forest, to take legal action against cyclists straying from the authorized routes.

Manners’ call for legal action echoes the Verderers’ warning in January 2021 that more than 100 miles of the National Park’s off-road cycle paths could be removed unless Forestry England ‘gets tough’ on this. who the court called “out of control” cyclists.

> Threatens to scrap New Forest off-road cycle network as court slams ‘out of control’ cyclists

Despite Forestry England’s request for an additional three years’ access to the marked trail network (including bridleways, gravel tracks and fire roads), the Verderers court only granted an extension of 12 months and warned the group that no further extensions will be granted unless they take action to prevent cyclists from straying from marked trails – or, as one court member put it, ” hardcore biker gangs determined to ride wherever they please”.

At the recent meeting, Lord Manners renewed the organization’s demand for a crackdown on trespassing cyclists.

“The Verderers have for many years expressed concern to Forestry England about the ever-increasing number of cyclists who regularly encroach on approved cycle paths,” he said.

“The headlights now throw a beam several meters ahead that can be seen from afar. These further facilitate night cycling, apparently regardless of the impact on nocturnal animals.

Arguing that cyclists who break the rules should be treated by the police in the same way as dog owners who harass livestock, Manners continued: “The concern is not with the cyclist who gets lost or the family who inadvertently wanders off the grid. The problem is those who constantly flout the rules.

> Environmentalists blame ‘anti-social’ cyclists for damage to New Forest

However, local cyclists have pointed out that there is no evidence that cyclists harm nature more than any other group of visitors to the New Forest, and say the Verderers are simply showing ‘antagonism’ and “prejudice” towards cyclists.

“Cyclists are often treated very badly,” says David Orme, president of the Christchurch Bicycle Club. “In the forest, there is one rule for riders and a completely different rule for cyclists. All prejudices against cyclists do not take into account the real evidence. It’s a built-in bias.

“They should focus on cars, litter, air dumps and speeding instead of going after cyclists. Cars do all the killing. I don’t know of any cyclist killing animals.

Responding to demands for legal action against the cyclists, Orme told the Telegraph: “There is no need for this antagonism. When the Verderers say they are not anti-cycling, it makes me think of apartheid advocates who say they are not racist.

Sophie Gordon, campaigns manager at Cycling UK, agreed with Orme’s view that the Verderers set cyclists apart.

“There’s no evidence that cycling impacts wildlife more than other visitors. It’s just a huge disparity. Only five percent of visitors are cyclists,” says Gordon.

“If there are areas of the forest that need to be kept quiet and protected then that’s fine, but don’t have a double ban for cyclists, limit it to walkers and everyone else too. It seems more reasonable.

A Forestry England spokesperson said: “We recognize that there are some concerns about cyclists straying beyond the cycle network and the potential impact on sensitive areas of the forest. We are working closely with New Forest groups as well as those representing cyclists to seek other ways to address this issue.

> ‘Someone could be killed’: Road users blame speeding cyclists for New Forest danger

The Verderers’ criticism of cyclists in the New Forest is not the first time this year that cyclists have come into conflict with rangers and other park users.

In January, the New Forest Association (NFA) claimed the national park had been affected by “harmful and illegal activities” and accused off-road cyclists of anti-social behavior and habitat disturbance.

The NFA, the world’s second oldest conservation organization (founded in 1867) and charged with “protecting, conserving and enhancing the flora, fauna and heritage of the New Forest”, said it had collected evidence of antisocial behavior during ‘stay season’ and highlighted problems with off-road cycling, dog droppings and livestock feeding.

In July, walkers and riders also complained of being put at risk by cyclists hurtling down steep gravel tracks at speed at a popular New Forest beauty spot. One walker even suggested that “someone could be killed” if cyclists continue down the slope rather than dismounting to walk as the signs call for.

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Kreider wins game, Flyers lose back-to-back in OT http://www.cyclingfan.org/kreider-wins-game-flyers-lose-back-to-back-in-ot/ Wed, 02 Nov 2022 13:25:00 +0000 http://www.cyclingfan.org/kreider-wins-game-flyers-lose-back-to-back-in-ot/ Orange and Black were to compete with Red October. It would have been a little more interesting to choose the Philadelphia Phillies. The Philadelphia Flyers went deep into overtime with the New York Rangers and then Chris Kreider scored the only goal of the contest. On a breakaway, Carter Hart finally returned the match winner […]]]>

Orange and Black were to compete with Red October. It would have been a little more interesting to choose the Philadelphia Phillies. The Philadelphia Flyers went deep into overtime with the New York Rangers and then Chris Kreider scored the only goal of the contest. On a breakaway, Carter Hart finally returned the match winner after a stellar performance. The Flyers lost 1-0, falling to 5-2-2 on the season.

Let me know when they score

There were chances, but no goals. The first period was fairly contested. Some great chances for the Flyers, including a looping attempt from Travis Konecny ​​blocked by Ryan Lindgren at the goal line. Philadelphia had the first chance on the power play and Owen Tippett had another chance, but Kappo Kakko shut it down defensively.

“Some guys grow, and as long as I see effort and care, and believe in what we’re trying to do; I leave the building in a good mood.

John Tortorella; 01/11/2022

New York led in both shot attempts, 8-7. The wraparound chance was the best opportunity Philadelphia had, and they held on defensively to close out the first. Scott Laughton and Morgan Frost made some killer plays down the wall, including a blocked shot.

Somebody score!

Rangers were lively in the second period. Hart received most of his work during the middle phase of regulation, preventing more chances to cycle through most of the opposition formation. Hayes and Konecny ​​were almost the ultimate opportunists, but Igor Shesterkin made critical saves when called upon. Shesterkin turned Noah Cates away before the end of the period, featuring a goalkeeper duel between the clubs.

New York had a huge 36-19 shots lead. The final frame started with the Flyers on the power play thanks to a late-period scrimmage before the second intermission. Philadelphia couldn’t convert, but John Tortorella had his team working hard. It was the best period for his team throughout the tilt.

“I thought they were playing hard. That’s going to be kind of what we are as we try to get this on the right track.

John Tortorella; 01/11/2022

Hart saved 35/36 shots on goal before Kreider scored the game-winner with just under a minute left in extra time. Zibanejad prepared the pass, because we all thought it would play out. The Flyers fell in their second overtime period in as many games, 1-0.

Gina’s gem

Hockey’s Lady Whistledown struggled to see who the “Diamond of the Tilt” was. Yet only one shone above the rest and that goes to Mr. Wall himself, Carter Hart. At the end of this game, Hart is sitting with a 94.3% SV and 2.1GAA. His 5-0-2 record gives another number to project his incredible start to the 2022-23 season. He’s playing like a franchise goaltender, and he’s yet to be defeated in regulation this season.

“The second period was a major struggle for us. The first and third we had ground. I had a few chances, but again both teams did it. Carter gives us a chance and we didn’t score.

Jean Tortorella, 01/11/2022

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The Philadelphia Flyers play the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

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Stanford’s Final Non-Pro Race, World Triathlon Confirms Paris Test Event, and More http://www.cyclingfan.org/stanfords-final-non-pro-race-world-triathlon-confirms-paris-test-event-and-more/ Sun, 30 Oct 2022 13:50:00 +0000 http://www.cyclingfan.org/stanfords-final-non-pro-race-world-triathlon-confirms-paris-test-event-and-more/ This article originally appeared on Triathlete Competitors seriously injured on St. George course On Saturday, two competitors were involved in a bicycle collision with a vehicle on the course of the Ironman 70.3 World Championships. According to local reports, the vehicle involved in the collision was a gray Jeep Renegade with extensive damage to the […]]]>

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Competitors seriously injured on St. George course

On Saturday, two competitors were involved in a bicycle collision with a vehicle on the course of the Ironman 70.3 World Championships. According to local reports, the vehicle involved in the collision was a gray Jeep Renegade with extensive damage to the rear of the vehicle, including a broken rear window. Mark Evans, one of those injured in the crash, said he was ‘driving about 30 miles an hour when a car came onto the course’ and a ‘apparently drunk’ woman ran into stopped in front of him and he left through the rear windshield. Evans underwent two blood transfusions, surgery for arm lacerations and a fractured neck, thoracic and elbow, broken ribs, broken nose.

Following the accident, the Ironman Group issued a statement saying “The well-being of our competitors is paramount, and we are grateful for the work of medical personnel and local law enforcement. We wish both athletes a full and speedy recovery and will continue to support them and their families.”

A triathlon pioneer killed in a bicycle accident

Dante Dettamanti, triathlon pioneer and famous water polo coach, died last week in a bicycle accident. Dettamanti crashed into a County Public Works Department street sweeper about a mile south of Highway 92 on Tuesday around 4:07 p.m. Dettamanti, 80, died at the scene, according to the California Highway Patrol. . Dettamanti, who placed sixth at Ironman Hawaii in 1981 – the year the race moved to Kona – was one of the most successful water polo coaches in history. He coached at Stanford from 1977 to 2001, leading the Cardinal to eight NCAA championships, and is the only coach to win NCAA championships in four different decades.

Non-Stanford races last pro race

The decorated British Olympian Non Stanford has put her feet up for good after competing in her last competition as a professional triathlon yesterday. The 33-year-old, who was both European and Commonwealth Games champion this year, was greeted with emotional hugs from her competitors after crossing the finish line of the Super League Grand Final in NEOM, Saudi Arabia, in 12th place. “I didn’t win but I had fun, doing something I love, surrounded by some of my favorite people. And at the end of the day, that’s not why we all start the sport in first place,” she posted. Stanford, who is set to marry Australian professional triathlete Aaron Royle this year, has announced she will join British Triathlon as an assistant coach.

Pro Max Neumann Shares Kona’s Scary Consequences

Australian pro Max Neumann, 27, finished fourth at the Ironman World Championships earlier this month. But he doesn’t remember having finished. “I practically passed out and went straight to the hospital, then I woke up, I couldn’t feel my legs and arms…I don’t know what happened,” he said. he told the Australian Associated Press. He came around two hours later, then said his ankles “swelled up to look like balloons” and that he had been sick for a week. “I was worried. It’s because I went over the limit…I’m not sure I want to do it again,” he said of the race in Kona, where he set the third fastest time. fastest in 2:40:13. “It’s literally dangerous, it’s like the body is telling you that you’re like dying.” Neumann, a three-time Ironman Cairns champion who won the Ironman 70.3 Sunshine Coast in September, recovered and raced in the Noosa Triathlon, crossing the line second, but was disqualified.

RELATED: A physiological look at what the body goes through in an Ironman

World Triathlon confirms Paris test event

The Olympics may be two years away, but Paris is already preparing. World Triathlon has confirmed that a test event for the Olympic and Paralympic Games will take place from August 17-20, 2023 with athletes swimming in the Seine, cycling along some of Paris’ most iconic streets: from the Champs-Elysées at the Invalides and the Eiffel Tower, and end with the Pont Alexandre III. Besides the elite and paratriathlon races, the event will also include a mixed relay race.

USAT launches Kids Tri initiative, aimed at developing sport among young people

This week, USA Triathlon announced its USA Kids Tri initiative, aimed at developing youth triathlon and multisport by introducing the sport and its lifelong health benefits to a wide range of children in schools. and communities. Backed by the USA Triathlon Foundation, USA Kids Tri will provide financial support to local events, race directors, coaches and clubs across the country that increase triathlon and multisport opportunities and access for current young athletes. and potentials. Those interested in starting, supporting, or sponsoring youth programs and initiatives in their respective communities are encouraged to contact the USA Triathlon Foundation at info@usatriathlonfoundation.org or usakidstri.org to learn more.

Registrations open for Endurance Exchange

Mark your calendars: USA Triathlon’s fourth annual Endurance Exchange returns in January 2023, with a return to an in-person format. The three-day convention runs Jan. 23-26 in Austin, Texas. Endurance Exchange gives coaches, race directors, club officers, athletes, officials and other multisport stakeholders the opportunity to network and learn from industry experts and participants on a variety of topics. Endurance Exchange registration is in progress. Learn more about Endurance Exchange and register now.

Briton sets world record for most Olympic triathlons in one week

Guinness World Records officially hailed Mark Jones for completing the most Olympic distance triathlons in one week; at 22 years. The 44-year-old from Windsor, UK, completed back-to-back triathlons in July, all done alone in an indoor swimming pool and in a nearby park with his wife, Jane, as his teammate. Jones, who broke the previous record of 20 triathlons, used his efforts to raise money for Steel Warriors, a charity that reuses knives seized and turned over from the streets of London into free outdoor gymnastic gymnasiums, by honor of his late brother, who died of an unprovoked stabbing.

Notes on podcasts

  • Greg Bennett brings in professional triathlete and 2002 Ironman World runner-up Sam Laidlow, who looks back on his run in Kona and discusses more about how he became one of the best in the world.

  • For a dose of inspiration, listen to This Hits Different, which tells the story of Brock Kitterman, a triathlete and hockey player who beat cancer and blindness to join the USA Blind Hockey Team.

  • tripoint shares the stories of three of his coaches who competed in Kona: Kurt Madden, Joanna Nami and Kyle Stone. They share their individual experiences of training and racing on the world stage.

  • A few weeks ago, How they train posted an episode with Taylor Knibb – well worth listening for some insight into her preparation for her winning performance at Friday’s 70.3 World Championships.

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Jelenew: make it their mission to help promote the development of global women’s cycling http://www.cyclingfan.org/jelenew-make-it-their-mission-to-help-promote-the-development-of-global-womens-cycling/ Thu, 27 Oct 2022 22:44:32 +0000 http://www.cyclingfan.org/jelenew-make-it-their-mission-to-help-promote-the-development-of-global-womens-cycling/ Jelenew, an American cycling clothing brand, recently announced its mission “to promote the development of global women’s cycling”. This initiative should raise the profile of women in cycling and help them get involved in cycling. For historical reasons, cycling has long been a male sport. Men have always dominated the field of cycling when it […]]]>

Jelenew, an American cycling clothing brand, recently announced its mission “to promote the development of global women’s cycling”. This initiative should raise the profile of women in cycling and help them get involved in cycling.

For historical reasons, cycling has long been a male sport. Men have always dominated the field of cycling when it comes to people participating in the sport and the sports equipment that serves them. It’s all from a male perspective, serving male customers. For historical reasons, cycling is a sport centered on men. Men have always dominated the field of cycling when it comes to people participating in the sport and the sports equipment that serves them. Thus, almost everything is conceived from the point of view of a man. For example, when the world’s first cycling pants appeared in 1890 as “unpadded woolen shorts” for men, and in the 1900s the first built-in cycling pads were created as cycling became more popular. At that time, most men rode bicycles, and the manufacturer sewed antelope skin on the crotch of woolen shorts to solve the problem of raised skin on the genitals of male cyclists who were irritated by woolen shorts.

In fact, the history of cycling is also the history of women’s liberation.

In 1888, the first modern bicycle was born. This bike had the same size front and rear wheels and was built much the same as the bikes we ride today. With the rapid popularity of this type of bicycle, in 1892 the number of cyclists was almost 400,000. But it was almost impossible to see women among them. And then Frances Willard, a feminist leader and leader of the largest women’s political group, the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union in the United States, began to wonder if and how women should ride bicycles. In November 1893, after a week of training, at age 53, she learned to ride a bicycle and became the first woman in the world to ride a bicycle. Through her own actions, she realized that cycling was a sport that could make a difference for women because cycling allows women to “keep their heads clear and their hands steady” and have the freedom to go out. on the road and have a healthier body. To this end, she also wrote a book, “A Wheel Within a Wheel:
How I Learned to Ride a Bike encourages women to bravely ride bikes, try things they’ve never done before, and step out into a bigger world.

Since then, more and more women have tried cycling. In 1894, American housewife Anne Londonderry cycled around the world with only a gun and a few changes of underwear. Many people have organized women’s cycling clubs.

And the development of cycling led to the liberation of women’s clothing. Because the way of cycling makes women unable to sit sideways with their legs together like riding, wide skirts become an obstacle in cycling, directly triggering the rise of women’s “rational dress movement”. Women called for abandoning bulky skirts that flattered men and were full of restraints. Subsequently, the wearing of skirts was shortened and the inner petticoat was replaced by wide lantern trousers which became popular. At the start of the 20th century, couturier Paul Poiret designed wide, draped trousers that officially introduced the trouser suit into women’s fashion, abandoning the corsets worn by Western women for more than 300 years.

However, riding a bicycle and wearing pants were strongly opposed by men of the time. They viewed women wearing pants as an act of indecency and demanded the same rights as men. And riding a bike was even more unethical, as they believed that rubbing with the bike saddle would cause female sexual arousal. Doctors have also invented many conditions to “scare” women. Many medical diagnoses of the time claimed that the women suffered from chronic dysentery, depression, panic attacks and even a “bicycle face”, characterized by redness, paleness and dark circles under the eyes.

After many years of development, women’s cycling was finally recognized by the general public – as an official event of the Paris Olympic Games in 1984. Although as early as 1868 the first women’s cycling race in history appeared in France .

For all these reasons, Jelenew was born to promote the development of global women’s cycling. Women cyclists should be truly respected by society and women’s cycling clothing should be truly valued. Jelenew wants to establish a whole new set of rules in the cycling industry, make women’s voices more heard and provide female cyclists with practical cycling clothing that meets their high performance needs and highlights their femininity and style. .

Jelenew also tries her best to promote the development of global women’s cycling. It is known that the development and production of Jelenew products fully follow the needs of women and from a female point of view. Their cycling clothing is based on continuous testing and real feedback from a team of co-creators, including many cycling teams and many enthusiastic cyclists and triathletes, and with their own experts, their products are designed specifically for women. from a female point of view. Jelenew is researching how to satisfy the professional group for the ultimate functionality of cycling while also focusing on the simple type of needs of the general public, hoping that they can easily enjoy the joy of cycling lifestyle in their daily life, while only. rhythm. For this reason, Jelenew has developed a new series of 1+1 collections to help them better start cycling and enjoy it.

We hope that by promoting the development of global women’s cycling, Jelenew will keep its original intention and stick to its mission. We also hope to see more and more brands like Jelenew focus on women’s cycling and bring this healthy lifestyle to more people.

jelenew.com

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Cyclist threatened with a ‘foot-long knife’ in latest bike theft in south London http://www.cyclingfan.org/cyclist-threatened-with-a-foot-long-knife-in-latest-bike-theft-in-south-london/ Tue, 25 Oct 2022 09:31:02 +0000 http://www.cyclingfan.org/cyclist-threatened-with-a-foot-long-knife-in-latest-bike-theft-in-south-london/ A cyclist – robbed of his bike and mobile phone by two men in balaclavas on a south London cycle path near where several similar attacks took place – has expressed frustration at the lack of action by the police. The road.cc reader told us they were robbed on Saturday lunchtime on a ‘Quietway’ part […]]]>

A cyclist – robbed of his bike and mobile phone by two men in balaclavas on a south London cycle path near where several similar attacks took place – has expressed frustration at the lack of action by the police.

The road.cc reader told us they were robbed on Saturday lunchtime on a ‘Quietway’ part of the C10 cycle path in Bermondsey by two ‘men in balaclavas’ who knocked the cyclist off the bike and threatened him a “foot long”. serrated knife”.

It happened around 12.30pm on the cycle path under St James’s Road on Stevenson Crescent, minutes from another stretch of C10 where earlier this year a graffiti warning was sprayed on the tarmac after multiple thefts and assaults.

> Cyclists report multiple assaults and thefts on London cycle path

“Two men wearing balaclavas and dressed in black, one wielding a foot-long serrated knife, knocked me off my bicycle and, while one threatened to use the blade, the other took the bike and the cell phone on it,” the reader said. we.

“As shocking as that is, I’m particularly annoyed to learn that this is a hotspot and there don’t appear to be any significant warning signs or police prevention.”

road.cc contacted the Metropolitan Police for comment and raised the cyclist’s concern over an apparent lack of action at a bike theft hotspot, but was simply told that “police have been called to Stevenson Crescent, SE16, Saturday, October 22 at 12:32 p.m. to reports of theft.

“Officers were present. It was reported that a 53-year-old cyclist had his bicycle and mobile phone stolen by two men, one of whom was armed with a knife. There was no arrest. Investigations are ongoing.”


Last month we reported that a graffiti warning telling cyclists: ‘Warning, fly and fly on this route’ had been sprayed on the tarmac at the C10 near The Den, home of Millwall Football Club.

> “Deeply concerned” British Cycling intervenes after a series of violent bike hijackings in south London

It came after various reports of “masked men” wielding knives and targeting cyclists for their bikes.

A local cyclist, Euan, told road.cc that he had “stopped cycling to work completely” for fear of being targeted by attackers after seeing “men in balaclavas watching cyclists on the road several times”.

“I’ve heard about this through multiple sources for months and the police absolutely can’t be bothered,” he told us.

In August, a member of the Lewisham Cyclists Facebook group reported that a cyclist was attacked and had her bike stolen by “two men in balaclavas” in the same area.

“I was pushed off my bike and robbed by some masked boys a few years ago near this road,” said another cyclist.

In July, British Cycling said it was “deeply concerned” about increasing bikejackings in south London, with politician Nick Chamberlin posting a response outlining the problem, telling members to “consider carefully the routes that ‘they have planned’.

Chamberlin said: “We have heard from many clubs and individuals who are rightly very concerned about going out for a ride. It is extremely difficult to discuss these kinds of issues without creating panic and the last thing we would like is to dissuade people from cycling this summer for fear of being attacked.

“The sad reality however is that when these spikes in violent crime do occur, and as we try to better understand the pattern of incidents, it is prudent for individuals, clubs and groups to discuss these concerns together and reflect attentively to the rides they have planned..

“As with the incidents in Richmond Park last year, we know that by working together as a cycling community to get relevant information to the police quickly, we can help them resolve the issue quickly and efficiently.”

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