What's Going on?

There are plenty of Cycling sites around, but which ones are worth a visit? Here are the top ones for UK residents:


Cycling Plus - Forum covering all aspects of UK cycling
BritishCycling - The Great Britain Team - Calendar - Coaching - Clubs - Ads
CyclingNews.com - Pro Road & MTB Calendar - Fitness Advice - Rider Diaries
Procycling - Professional Cycling Magazine - News - Shop
Velo Riders - UK road-racing - Photos - Forum
Cycling Time Trials - UK Road Time-Trialling - Events - Results - Courses - Clubs


Singletrack Mountain Bike Magazine - All sorts of UK mountain-biking info
Bike Magic - Mountain-biking news and advice - Gear - Rides and Holidays - Events
MBUK.com - News - Bike and Kit Tests - Videos - Ads
PinkBike.com - Worldwide mountain-biking - Photos - Videos - Forums - Events - Store
Descent-World.co.uk - UK Descent News - Events - Products - Interviews - Forum
SouthernDownhill.com - UK Downhilling News - Gallery - Calendar - Interviews - Reviews


Cyclestore.co.uk - UK supplier of Bikes - Components - Accessories - Clothing
Edinburgh Bicycle - Online mail-order Shop
Specialized - Global Bicycle and Component Manufacturer
Cyber Cyclery A Cycling Hub, with events, classifieds, a directory and more.
The Sports Arena - Cycling - directory of Cycling related websites.

Here are a few links to various cycling resources, organised as web sites, newsgroups, shops, university clubs and open clubs.


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Sports Science

Sports Science

Organisations

BMS Sports Nutrition
BMS Sports Nutrition is a division of one of the UK's manufacturers
of pharmaceuticals and related healthcare products, BMS Laboratories
Ltd.
Prices and ordering also available.
The Canadian Sport and Fitness Administration Centre
The Canadian Sport and Fitness Administration Centre, Inc.
is the OFFICIAL HOME of National Sport and Active Living organizations
in Canada, both physically and now electronically.
Digital Kinetics Sports Science Computing
Software, consultancy and links from Digital Kinetics in Australia.
Sport Science New Zealand
Sport Science NZ seeks to improve the delivery of science
to NZ sport.
This is basically a discusison forum on Coaching, Drugs, Sports
Science and Medicine.
Sports Science Institute, South Africa
The Institute aims to undertake an excellent scientific programme
combined with high-quality scientific and medical service for
sportspersons and the sporting community.
Sports Science Information Sources
UK site with links pertaining to Sports Science
Sports Science, University College Chester
UK site with links pertaining to Sports Science.
Gatorade Sports Science Institute
The Gatorade Sports Science Institute Web site provides information
targeted toward athletic trainers, physicians, coaches, nutritionists
and others interested in the fields of sports medicine, sports
nutrition and exercise science.

Advanced Nutritional Advice

Vegetarian Information: Food Power for Athletes
An alternative view to the athlete's diet - performance without
meat.
Energy Foods
A simple discussion of energy reserves and carbo-loading,
plus 'Ten of the Best'.
BMS Sports Nutrition
BMS Sports Nutrition is a division of one of the UK's manufacturers
of pharmaceuticals and related healthcare products, BMS Laboratories
Ltd.
Prices and ordering also available.
Sports and Nutrition Q&A
Aimed at child athletes, but topics such as carbo-loading
and protein intake are just as valid for adults.
Healthtouch - Health Information: Eating To Compete
An advisory note from the American Dietetic Association (ADA)
about what to eat before, during and after an event.
Macro-Nutrients and Sports Performance by Clyde Williams
Archives from the World Forum on Physical Activity and Sport,
Quebec City, Canada 19th 21st May, 1995.
This is a paper from Dr. Williams of Loughborough University,
concerning carbohydrate intake and protein requirements.
Competitive Edges
E.J. "Skip" Carstensen, M.D., gives an assessment
on 'ergogenic aids'.
The Winning Edge - Sports Nutrition
A presentation of basic facts about sports nutrition including
a discussion of basic nutrient needs, fluids and electrolytes,
carbohydrates, pre-competition meals, and supplements.
Sports Nutrition: Fuel for Active People
The Cheshire Medical Center (US):
Practical advice on carbo-loading and body-building
The Good News About Carbohydrate Loading
'Healthy Choice' article designed to blow apart some common
myths.
GSSI-Sports Science Exchange Roundtable #25
A discussion on high-fat diets and carbo-loading.
The Food Zone: Carbohydrates
An explanation of carbo-loading, plus descriptions of the
elements in food.
Fitness & Nutrition for Mental Wellness
Some pointers for improving mental health using activity and food.

Basic Nutrition

Nutritional Foundations - A Basic Lesson
An explanation of the basic nutrients: carbohydrates, fats,
proteins, and water.
Sports Nutrition: Fuel for Active People
The Cheshire Medical Center (US):
Practical advice on carbo-loading and body-building
ADA: Nutrition For Athletic Adults
Position of The American Dietetic Association and The Canadian
Dietetic Association:
Nutrition for physical fitness and athletic performance for adults
The Winning Edge - Sports Nutrition
A presentation of basic facts about sports nutrition including
a discussion of basic nutrient needs, fluids and electrolytes,
carbohydrates, pre-competition meals, and supplements.


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Rides and Racing

Rides and Racing

Tour de France

Carrick Wheelers, Le Tour Schedule
The Carrick Wheelers Road Club, Ltd, are hosting a week of cycling related events leading up to the start of the Tour de France in July, 1998.
Le Tour de France
The official Tour de France site.
You have to pay for the results by email!
Full listings available on-line though, after a delay.
VeloCity at the Tour de France
Full results here - that's all so far.
CNN - Tour de France
Juicy bits of news on the Tour
Tour de France 1997
TV Coverage and some results.

Europe

Prutour
UK's Premier Cycle Stage Race
BTA Cycling
The British Tourist Authority's piece on cycling in Britain
Mountain Bike Downhill Events 1997
Jørn's Homepage
The Norweigan Great Trial of Strength page
Trento Bike Pages
European touring, on- and off-road.
Irish Cycle Racing
Seamus Shortall's extensive racing pages
End-to-end
The how-not-to guide
Land's End to John o'Groats
A touring experience
MBi Index
Mountain Bike International site: specifically information for the UK scene

US

Web Race
A web site for runners, swimmers, cyclists, triathletes and other racers. This site contains information on races and race clubs in the United States and Canada.
Ultra Cycling
Featuring the Race Across America
Mid Atlantic Race Guide
Triathletic events calendar

International

Stefaan's List Of Cycling Teams
All the international pro teams
CycleBase - Results of Bike Races
Cycling results service from the Netherlands.


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Manufacturers

Manufacturers

Aerospoke
Those great 5-spokers!
Spinergy
Those great 8-spokers!
ZIPP
Those speed people
Specialized Cycles
Products and Racing
Shimano
That Japanese gruppo company
Polar Electro
Heart Rate Monitor products
MAVIC
The wheel-building experts.
It's not going yet, but is worth keeping an eye on.
Cannondale
Superb bikes, comprehensive information
Cinelli
It's in Italian <I>and</I> English!
Bikes, stems, handlebars, ...


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Shops

Shops

UK

Cycle Stuff
A small family business, based in London, UK.
Deeside Cycles
Graham Weigh's Mail-order store
Edinburgh Bicycle
Classy UK Bike shop
Freewheel
National general-purpose bike chain doing mail-order as well.
Specialist equipment also sold.
Geoffrey Butler Cycles (Croydon, UK)
UK Mail order specialists
Orbit Cycles
Sheffield company specialising in road bikes: Touring, Racing and Tandem, plus recumbents and bikes for smaller women.
Parker International
Mail Order Specialists based in Shropshire.
St John Street Cycles
St John Street Cycles - a mail order bicycle shop specialising
in Cannondale, Dawes and the THORN range of tourers, audax bikes
and tandems.
Wheelbase Mail Order (UK)
Major UK Cycling Mail-Order company
WheelPro
Wheel-builder specialists: spoke length calculator and custom building provided as well.

Non-UK

Downtube Cheap Bikes and Bike Parts
Bike parts, bulletin board, classifieds.
Oh, also a stolen bike database.
B & J Bicycle Shop Home Page
B & J Bicycle shop is located in northeast San Antonio: parts, books, forums, screensavers, pictures, etc.
Bike Garage Inc.
Pose your questions to Kent and Fred
Cycle Path
US bike store
Harris Cyclery Home Page (Massachusetts)
Massachusetts shop selling bikes (including fixed-gear), components,
useful articles.
KMR Cycles(Canada)
Canadian mail order service
Lickton's Cycles (Illinois)
An online bike store with a price promise.
Sports books
Books about action sports and physical fitness
Team Stick
All-natural performance-enhancing products.
WheelWorks (Massachusetts)
Bikes, frames and technical support


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Organisations

Organisations

UK

Audax UK
A haven for audax fans.
British Mountain Biking
BMB- Get Dirty!!!
British Cycling Federation
The governing body of cycle sport in the UK
British Cyclo-Cross Association
The British Cyclo-cross Association (BCCA) is the recognised controlling body for cyclo-cross in England and Wales.
British Universities Sports Association
BUSA is responsible for organising inter-university sport, and selects national representative teams for the British University Games and the World Student Games.
BTA Cycling
The British Tourist Authority's piece on cycling in Britain
Cambridge Cycling Campaign
Active cyclist's-rights organisation
Cycle Aid
This is your free and friendly access to legal advice if you have an accident.
There is a even claim form you can fill and e-mail immediately, visit our web site and let me know what you think.
Cyclists' Touring Club
Feature-packed access to the nation's club
FutureNet : MTB Pro
MTB Pro on-line (you need to register)
London Cycling Campaign
The aim: To create an environment in which everybody can use cycling as a form of transport
Manchester Velodrome - The UK National Cycling Centre
A one-page site with lots of information on the track itself, drop-in sessions, racing leagues, and the gym.
Road Time-Trials Council
An under-construction but highly useful site, with championship results and events.
Contact details as well.
Sport Plaza
Sports Service, UCI Cyclo-cross
Surrey Cycle Racing League
Information Service of the Surrey Cycle Racing League giving details on all events in the league, a results service, membership information and other cycling links.
Sustrans
Sustrans is a civil engineering charity which designs and builds routes for cyclists, walkers and people with disabilities.
VeloNet(TM)
Global Cycling Network, with mailing lists
VeloNews
Packed American cycling hub
The Virtual Breakaway
Racing and touring links

Non-UK

Mountain Bike Resources Online
Newsletter, debate, tips...
Bike Colorado
Central information source (if you live in Colorado...)
FixedGearFever
Track Racing journal
Bikefix: The Cycling Revolution
Got this one from an ad in CT&C.
No contact information as yet...
Euro Sport via Arie.NET
Dirt Northwest -- Mountain Biking Guide


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Cycling Clubs

UK

Bournemouth Jubilee Wheelers
Great site with lots of results <I>and</I> forthcoming events in the Bournemouth region.
Carrick Wheelers, Le Tour Schedule
The Carrick Wheelers Road Club, Ltd, are hosting a week of cycling related events leading up to the start of the Tour de France in July, 1998.
Charlotteville CC
Cycling, consisting of Time Trial racing, Road racing, Track racing, Cyclo Cross and Club Rides. Mountain Bikes are also welcome, although we do not specialise in this area
Coventry CTC
Details of weekend and mid-week rides, plus a few touring photos
Coventry Olympic CC
Based in the Midlands of England, the club has a membership of over 200 and caters for all types of competitive cycling including Road Racing, Time Trialling, Mountain Biking, Cyclo Cross and Track Racing.
Edinburgh RC: Cycling Weakly
A photo gallery taken by Graham Watson
VC Halton
Runcorn Based Premier Cycling Team
Hemel Hempstead CC
Highly active, regular cycling club
Racing Team East
The Racing Team East is a small cycling club, formed in 1987, by a group of cycling friends in the Essex/Suffolk Border area.
Rutland Cycling Club, Sheffield
Information on the UK National 25 Champs.
South Hampshire CTC DA
A small information page on what this wing of the CTC gets up to.
Spalding CC Home Page
Spalding CC are a cycling club based in Spalding, South Lincolnshire,
Great Britain.
Swan Velo
Cycling for Slough, Windsor and Maidenhead
Team Spirit CC
A cycling club based in the Peak District, UK.
Verulam CC Home Page
Based in St Albans, Hertfordshire, England, the Verulam Cycling
Club was established in 1927 and now has more than 110 members,
participating in and organising a wide variety of events thoughout
the year.

University

University of Bristol MBRC
Mountain Bike and Road club, complete with photos and a 'For Sale' page
Cambridge University CC
MTB and Roadie stuff from those nice people
Durham University CC
Pretty muddy bunch of people
University of East Anglia CC
The one and only!
Edinburgh University CC
Contacts, racing, photos, tech stuff.
University of Essex Cycling Society
Essex lads getting a bit muddy in the plains of Essex
Loughborough Uni CC
A rather successful university club with a fair bit of local information
MURT cycling
The (mainly track) racing team from Manchester.
Oxford University CC
Superb fully-featured site with lots of results and information
Sheffield University CC
An MTB Calendar, photos, local shop info, quite a bit of boasting...
Southampton University MBC
The Southampton University MBC is a rapidly expanding club run by the Students of Southampton University. It covers all aspects of mtbing including cross country and downhill racing, trials riding and touring.
Warwick University CC
An almost-zero-information site.
University of Wales MBC
University of Wales CC
University Of York CC
Loads of local information on club runs, tea and bike shops, and races.


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