Victoria Pendleton opens up about mental health battle

Victoria Pendleton opens up about mental health battle

Joe Robinson 23 Jan 2019 Olympic sprint gold medalist says addressing mental health issues brought her back from suicidal thoughts Olympic track cycling gold medalist Victoria Pendleton has revealed how suffering with mental health difficulties caused her to consider suicide. In an in-depth interview with The Daily Telegraph , the former track sprinter discussed how she suffered from mental health issues after her career, being diagnosed with severe depression after returning from an unsuccessful charity climb of Mount Everest. The 38-year-old also split from her husband of five years in 2018, saying that they had grown apart, with Pendleton then describing how she had planned to take her own life by drug overdose. 'I had accumulated one-and-half times the dose of drugs to kill myself,' Pendleton said. 'I had it there, in front of me, and I knew how much it would take. And how long I would have to ...

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Olympic champ Pendleton opens up about depression, suicidal thoughts

Olympic champ Pendleton opens up about depression, suicidal thoughts

The track gold medalist says an early morning phone call to British Cycling psychiatrist Steve Peters saved her life. Read the full article at Olympic champ Pendleton opens up about depression, suicidal thoughts on VeloNews.com .

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How to become a Tour de Yorkshire Tour Maker

How to become a Tour de Yorkshire Tour Maker

Cyclist magazine 22 Jan 2019 Your chance to volunteer at Britain's biggest stage race With the UCI World Championships heading there this September, the 2019 men's and women's Tour de Yorkshire races could be set to attract its strongest ever field and you can have the chance to get up close and personal. Race organisers are searching for 1,300 volunteers to become Tour Makers, a role that helps the event run to plan, ensure the safe passage of the peloton and provide each and every spectator with the best experience of professional cycling. Importantly, Tour Makers will be relied upon to be ambassadors for the county to those visiting 'God's Own Country' for the stage race. To make sure they attract the right characters, organisers have also released 10 qualities that they search for in every volunteer. Those qualities are: Passionate about Yorkshire, welcoming, reliable, friendly, fun, organised, approachable, caring, ...

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UK bicycle exports at record high worth £72m to economy

UK bicycle exports at record high worth £72m to economy

Joe Robinson 22 Jan 2019 Findings show huge increase in bicycle exports with biggest growth in Asia British bike exports were at a record high in 2018, accounting for £72.8 million towards the nation's economy. Figures released from the Department for International Trade showed that there had been a 16.1% increase in exports across the last five years with a particular increase in demand coming from Asia. Analysis of the data from HMRC showed Asian nations had an appetite for British-built bikes with exports to China rising by 109%, to Taiwan by 200% and Malaysia by 724% in 2018. In total, this saw bike exports to Asia and Oceania value at £10.8 million over the past 12 months. Growth was not as rapid elsewhere although still rising. The United States only experienced a 7.8% increase in value during the same period although, still accounting to £5.1 million. See related Gallery: ...

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Science in Sport Go Electrolyte powder review

Pete Muir Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 11:15 High quality energy drink that’s tasty and easy to digest 4.0 / 5 £11 for 500g (approx 12 x 500ml servings) I’ve always been a water person. Admittedly, it would be hard to find someone who wasn’t a water person – it’s fairly fundamental to life – but what I mean is that I generally prefer to ride with just water in my bottles, rather than flavoured energy drinks. The reason is that I often find the consistency of energy drinks to be too gloopy, and the flavour too sickly, such that I want to wash my mouth out afterwards. In which case, I usually feel it makes more sense to carry two bottles of pure water and a pocket full of gels and bars. However, despite my aversion to energy drinks, I have been pleasantly surprised by Science in Sport Go ...

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Phil Anderson, yellow jerseys, and an ’82 Peugeot

Phil Anderson is an icon of Australian cycling. His successes paved the way for several waves of Australian talent since he retired in 1994. His career peaked in the 1980s, in which years he became the first Australian and non-European, in 1981, to wear the Tour de France yellow jersey as a member of the … The post Phil Anderson, yellow jerseys, and an ’82 Peugeot appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Cycling ranked 13th among all sports for doping and corruption cases in 2018

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Track & field, baseball and weightlifting top the charts, corruption most endemic in football, cricket and tennis

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Stock up on spare tubes with our Daily Deal (UK only)

Stock up on spare tubes with our Daily Deal (UK only)

You can never have enough spare inner tubes (unless you've gone tubeless or tubular) and with a re-launch of BikeRadar Daily Deals, today we're giving you a chance to stock up. Cycle Store is currently offering select Specialized inner tubes for £2.99 each — a 40 percent discount. 700c x 28-28mm Presta is a pretty versatile tube size, and should suit many roadies and commuters alike. If that's not you, then there are other sizes available with the same discount, including 650b, 26in and different 700c width options. Buy the Specialized 700x20-28 Presta 48mm long valve inner tube from Cycle Store Browse other Specialized inner tube deals at Cycle Store You can read more at BikeRadar.com

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Blue Monday be damned - here comes an incredible 2019

Joe Robinson 21 Jan 2019 Some pro racing reminders as to why you shouldn't be down about Blue Monday Today, January 21st, is officially Blue Monday. No, not a day dedicated to New Order's groundbreaking 1983 hit but the day in which it is claimed to be the most depressing of the year. Originally conceived by a tutor at the Cardiff University's Centre for Lifelong Learning, Cliff Arnall, in 2006, Blue Monday was derived from a formula which includes weather conditions, debt level, low motivation, time since Christmas, time since failing our new year's resolutions and the drive to take action. So considering this morning's sub-zero temperatures and the fact that Strava predicted we will have given up our new year's fitness resolutions last Thursday , it comes as no surprise that today is the year's most desolate day. However, it's not all doom and gloom, in fact far from ...

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Track World Cup: New Zealand top medal table on home turf

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New Zealand topped the medal table at the end of their home round of the UCI Track World Cup, although they didn't taste any gold on the final night of racing on Sunday. The home nation had enjoyed five gold medals across the opening two days of racing, and on Sunday two bronze medals - courtesy of Ethan Mitchell in the men's individual sprint and Racquel Sheath and Rushlee Buchanan in the women's Madison - were added to make a total of seven. Australia and Hong Kong were the next most successful nations, each claiming two gold medals. In Hong Kong's case, it was all down to Lee-Wai Sze, who backed up her sprint victory on Saturday with a win in the Keirin on Sunday. Australia's second gold came on Sunday from Nathan Hart in the men's individual sprint. After qualifying second fastest behind Mateusz Rudyk, he met the Pole ...

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Glasgow could host first combined World Cycling Championships in 2023

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First World Championships to feature road, track, BMX and mountain biking

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UCI Track World Cup: More gold for New Zealand on Day 2

New Zealand's Edward Dawkins take part in the Men`s sprint qualifying during the UCI Track Cycling W

The second night of the fifth round of the UCI Track World Cup saw more success for the home nation, New Zealand, with gold medals in the men's Keirin and men's Madison. After both team pursuit squads had secured victory on the opening night, Ed Dawkins added to the delight of the crowd by winning the Keirin while Campell Stewart and Aaron Gate were imperious in the Omnium. In the third men's event of the night, Greece's Christos Volikakis bided his time and produced a powerful final sprint to take the gold medal. On the women's side, Annette Edmondson claimed Australia's second gold medal of the event with a memorable performance in the Omnium. Having won the opening scratch race along with the elimination race, with fourth place in the tempo race in the middle, she capped victory in the points race after an entertaining tussle with Canada's Allison Beveridge. ...

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UCI Track World Cup: New Zealand dominates opening day with Team Pursuit victories

The New Zealand team compete in the Women's Team Pursuit during Day Three of the UCI Track Cycling W

The host nation New Zealand dominated the opening night of the UCI Track World Cup in Cambridge, winning three of the four team events, with the men's team pursuit setting the second fastest time in history to beat Canada in the final. The New Zealand men's team sprint squad claimed their first World Cup victory in over a year with two rides under 43 seconds while the New Zealand women's team pursuit prevailed over Canada in the final. The only other final contested on Friday went to the Holy Brother trade team from China, who took out the women's team sprint beating over France. Team Pursuit The men's team pursuit squad set a time of 3:50.159 to beat Canada. Regan Gough, Campbell Stewart, Jordan Kerby and Nicholas Kergozou came within four-tenths of a second of breaking the world record of 3:49.804 set by Australia at the Commonwealth Games last year. ...

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Cycling is cleaner than rugby union and less corrupt than cricket, research finds

Joe Robinson 18 Jan 2019 MPCC research shows 12 sports with more doping cases than cycling although warns at lack of pattern Cycling was one of the cleanest sports of 2018 with fewer incidents than rugby union, boxing and American Football, according to latest research. The Movement for Credible Cycling (MPCC) compiled the number of doping and corruption cases across all major sports over the last 12 months to compare the findings. According to the results, 12 sports had more doping cases released within that period than cycling with some experiencing five times as many cases. According to the MPCC, a group of professional cycling teams that adhere to stricter doping rules than those set by the World Anti-Doping Agency, cycling only had 17 doping cases released to the public in 2018. This was a remarkable 81 cases fewer than track and field which came out on top with 98, ...

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What's up at CABDA West Bike Show

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We check out CABDA's new West Coast Expo and Education Series seminars. See what this regional bike show and exhibitors have to offer and if it might fill the industry's Interbike gap.

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If you’ve kept your new year’s resolutions by the end of today, you’re officially winning

If you’ve kept your new year’s resolutions by the end of today, you’re officially winning

Blue Monday is on its way, but according to some research conducted by Strava, today is the day that most people are likely to drop their new year’s resolutions, and it’s being dubbed Quitter’s Day. The global social fitness network has also handily come up with some great tips to keep athletes on track. 10 cycling New Year's resolutions (and how to stick to them) Top 5 new year’s resolutions you can actually keep Strava’s findings Strava analysed data from 98.3 million exercise activities across the globe to pinpoint today as Quitter’s Day. It also found that certain demographics are more likely to keep going than others. Women are better at keeping fitness New Year’s resolutions than men, according to the data Younger people keep motivation further into January when data is broken down by age Brits are likely to last two days longer than those in Germany and France ...

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Use these exercises to ride stronger and stay injury-free in 2019

Use these exercises to ride stronger and stay injury-free in 2019

Don’t let injury set you back on your cycling plans, especially if you’ve just signed up for a big event this year. Many of us are guilty of happily hammering out training sessions without giving any thought to strength and conditioning work, which can prevent injury and improve performance. 10 steps to becoming a fitter, faster, better cyclist How to lose belly fat by cycling Desk jobs and sedentary lifestyles can lead to shortened muscles and poor posture, which in turn can cause our muscle output to weaken and increase the chances of overuse injuries. Why do cyclists need strength and conditioning? Regular strength and conditioning exercises can help you prevent the most common injuries, and you don’t need to splash out on a gym membership or expensive equipment. You can do these exercises pretty much anywhere. For the best results, do them regularly, and gradually build up the number ...

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Jess Varnish loses employment tribunal against British Cycling and UK Sport

Jess Varnish loses employment tribunal against British Cycling and UK Sport

Joe Robinson 17 Jan 2019 Former track cyclist will be unable to sue for unfair dismissal and sexual discrimination Former Great Britain track cyclist Jess Varnish has been unsuccessful in attempting to prove she was an employee of British Cycling and UK Sport at an employment tribunal. This means Varnish is unlikely to be able to sue the two organisations for unfair dismissal and sexual discrimination, in a case that could have potentially overhauled the way that British Olympians are funded. The track sprinter had begun legal proceedings against the two bodies after being dropped from the UK's track cycling system following an unsuccessful attempt to qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympics team. She also claimed that the now-resigned Team GB coach Shan Sutton had told her to 'go and have a baby'. While Sutton was cleared of this charge, he was found to have used sexist language in his ...

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24 hour party people: Castelli 24h review

Stu Bowers 16 Jan 2019 It's a race that has all the fun, speed and chaos of a typical town centre crit, except it goes on all day and all night This article was originally published in issue 78 of Cyclist magazine Words Stu Bowers Photography Patrik Lundin ‘If it rains, that bottom bend is going to be lethal,’ I remark to my teammate, Rich, as we roll around a few sighting laps of the street circuit. We’ll have plenty of opportunities to get acquainted with the course over the next day or so, as we are limbering up for the start of the Castelli24h criterium race in Feltre, northern Italy. Currently it’s dry and abnormally warm at this dusk hour, but my weather app suggests there’s a 67% chance of a downpour later tonight, which is the reason for my concern. Rich, though, is quick to put my mind ...

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