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The Over 40 Cyclist is aimed at becoming the worlds leading website devoted solely to the slightly older cycling enthusiast, and offers a free weekly newsletter packed full of stories, tips, advice and ideas for the person who is about to take up road cycling, or has recently taken up road cycling, and isn’t quite so young any more.

That might be you. Maybe you’ve always wanted to take up road cycling. Maybe you used to cycle many moons ago, but family/kids/work/life just got in the way. You don’t race, maybe you don’t know anything about cycling, perhaps you don’t even have a bike.

In all cases this website, and our weekly newsletter, is for you.

Road cycling is one of the worlds fastest growing sports, particularly amongst baby boomers. Statistics show that in many countries sales of bikes are outpacing sales of new cars. Just look in your local coffee shop on a Sunday morning, chances are you’ll see a bunch of slightly older cyclists all dressed in lycra enjoying their after ride coffee.

For anyone with a few years under their belt cycling is the perfect recreational and exercise activity. It’s low impact, it’s huge fun, it’s great exercise and it’s one of the most social activities you can engage in.


As medical science expands we are more and more frequently being told about the health benefits of regular exercise. From weight to cancer to heart to brain health, it seems everything benefits from more exercise.

But for the older person getting regular exercise isn’t so easy. Jogging is hard on the knees, swimming gets pretty tedious and the gym can be a little unfriendly to the older person, and expensive.
Road cycling for baby boomers
But cycling is a breath of fresh air for the slightly older person. It is a non impact sport, it’s fun rather than tedious and it’s one of the best activities that you can do that combines exercise and getting social.

That’s why you see more people, of all ages, on our roads every day cycling with their friends for fun, exercise and good health.

Here at The Over 40 Cyclist we are recognizing the benefits of cycling for the slightly older person by publishing a weekly free newsletter devoted entirely to cycling for the over 40. It’s intended for all those new or budding road cyclists, baby boomers who have recognised, or suspect, that road cycling is the perfect new activity for them.

It’s packed full of cycling articles, tips, ideas and stories for every over 40 cyclist, whether you’re a seasoned veteran or a cycling newbie. And there’s a few tips and ideas to help improve your life as a slightly older person more generally as well.

Whether you’re in your 40′s 50′s 60′ 70′s or even 80′s (or older) cycling is the perfect sporting activity and exercise for you, and our Over 40 Cyclist free newsletter is the perfect way to keep on top of the latest in your favorite sport.

So why not join our newsletter, (above). It’s quite free, and it’s for you.

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Exercise For Older Cyclists, From Philip, At 71!

Philip’s cycling exercise routine for older cyclists Today I’d like to share with you an article written by one of my readers, Philip Venter from South Africa. You might recall that Philip also shared his story with you in a previous newsletter which you can read here. At 71 Philip is doing extremely well on […]

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71 Years Young and Still Cycling

How about cycling on a 40 year old bike? Here’s a lovely article written by Philip Venter from South Africa. Cycling at 71, and after some extended health problems. I love how he got back on a bike at 69, and got back on a 40 year old bike. Here’s Philip’s cycling story. This started when […]

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Too Old For Cycling? There’s Always A Way

Can a 65 year old tackle cycling from London to Paris – Off Road, and how? A few months ago I sent out a newsletter about electric bikes. Whilst I know many of my readers are dedicated road bike riders and would frown on any sort of mechanical (or electrical) assistance I also know that […]

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Christmas Greetings to Everyone. All The Best for 2014

Christmas is Here, Happy Christmas and Happy Cycling 1. Christmas greetings 2. My book offer 3. Advertising in the newsletter Greetings everyone, and my best wishes of the season to you all. It’s that time of year again, and I hope everyone has a pleasant Christmas and gets some great bike rides in. I know […]

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Christmas Is Coming, Here’s A Free Gift For Christmas

Christmas isn’t far away, I’m always surprised at how fast Christmas comes. So I thought I’d share a little giveaway with my readers. I’ll explain. Some months ago I was on a group ride when we came across another group ride, one of ours. There had been a fall, a number of riders had come […]

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Bike Care 101: A Basic Guide To Maintaining Your Bike

4 Important Bike Maintenance Tips Regardless of whether you’ve been cycling for a number of years or you’ve just bought your first bike, it’s important to have a basic understanding of bike care and maintenance. With this knowledge at your disposal you can ensure that your bike remains in a decent condition and offers you […]

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