Category: Bike Coop

5 Questions you wanted to ask about hydration but didn’t want to look stupid asking in front of your friends

Updated 23 August 2019 Like a sentient cucumber, the human body is made up of two-thirds of water (actually, cucumbers are made of 96% water – Ed.) Proper hydration allows all kinds of great things to happen in the human body, like lubricating your joints, fueling your muscles, and regulating your body temperature. But why… Read more »

3 Essential Yoga Poses for Cyclists

Written by Kirsty, Sales Assistant at Edinburgh Bruntsfield and yoga teacher In cycling, the quadriceps, hamstrings, and hips never rest. As a result, riders often have overdeveloped quadriceps and tight hamstrings, which can pull the hips out of alignment. Also, a cyclist’s spine is constantly flexed forward. If proper form isn’t maintained, it can result… Read more »

10-minute Yoga for Cyclists

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A bit of yoga for cyclists featuring a lazy dachshund on the left. We teamed up with yogi extraordinaire Tamara of People’s Republic of Yoga for a bit of advice on how to re-balance the body, and the result is two 10-minute yoga for cyclists routines. The routines are designed to be just long enough… Read more »

Viral Cycling Videos for March 2017

Welcome to our monthly round-up of viral cycling videos! If you’ve seen any good ones this March, share a link in the comments below. 1. Now that’s windy 2. A spectacular wipeout Nasty crash for @MatveyMamykin #tirreno🇮🇹 — CyclingHub (@CyclingHubTV) March 11, 2017 3. Baggage handlers hating bicycles Hey @easyJet – seriously not cool… Read more »

How to motivate yourself to cycle more

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Even if you’re familiar with the benefits of cycling, it’s easy to restrict yourself to just the occasional specific ride – especially in winter. Here’s 12 things you can try to get you to ride more. Feeling too tired to ride? Just get on the bike and within minutes, you’ll almost always feel energized, happier… Read more »

12 reasons why cycling beats other forms of exercise

Ex rugby internationalist turned broadcaster John Beattie hosted an interesting TV programme on 2 January 2017 called The Medal Myth. The show questioned the received wisdom that success at the Olympic and Commonwealth Games had been an incentive for more people in Britain to adopt a healthy lifestyle. It demonstrated that while international sports success… Read more »

Co-op Member Highlight: Gordon the Mechanic

Hi Gordon. How long have you been with the Co-op? I’ve been a Bruntsfield shop mechanic since 2002. Favourite book of all time? Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy If money was no object what would your dream transport be? A tricked-out titanium flatbar hybrid If you could have three houses anywhere in the world where… Read more »

Commuting by bicycle in winter in Scotland: Things I have learned

Written by Simon, Digital Marketer at Edinburgh Bicycle Cooperative It’s been a year since I started working at Bicycle Coop HQ in the middle of a field outside of Edinburgh, and I’ve survived 1.5 winters of bike commuting. That’s not bad going for someone who doesn’t consider himself “a bike person”. Here’s what I’ve learned.… Read more »