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Road cycling is getting more (and more) popular among older people.

Peter Crump Over 40 Cyclist AuthorRoad cycling is a fantastic sport, recreation and social activity. That’s why it’s getting extremely popular among older people.

Road cycling is fun, it’s great low impact easy exercise and it’s a great way to meet new people and share a common interest. And drink a lot of coffee!

Welcome to the Over 40 Cyclist. My name is Peter and I’m the Over 40 Cyclist. I’ve been road cycling since the age of 50 and I love it.

I hope you enjoy this website. If you love road cycling, and you’re over 40, then it’s for you. (Even if you’re under 40 it’s still for you, just don’t tell us your age!)

And please feel free to get involved.  I love hearing stories about how cycling has changed the life of many older people, and I’m happy to publish your story if you’ve got a great story about how cycling has impacted your life as an older person.

So contact me and let me know if you’ve got a great story about how cycling has changed your life.





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I’m Okay, I’m Okay

Jim Goodin’s Story Today’s article is by Jim Goodin, a cyclist at, co-incidentally, the same age as me. 58. Jim has a story that might be familiar to you. Hitting the pavement. It’s happened to most of us, including me, before. And his story doesn’t stop there. I’ll let Jim take it away: Well it […]

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870 Kms Cycling Through New Zealand – For 50 To 70 Year Olds

It can’t be easy cycling 870 kilometres through New Zealand, at 70 Today’s article comes from Geoff Phillips from the Auckland Cycle Touring Association which is, in his words, largely made up of older cyclists. Here’s Geoff’s story about one of their recent cycling trips. 870 kilometres through the back country of the South Island […]

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Basic Bike Handling Skills For Older Road Cyclists. Start Here

Even older cyclists need to know some basic bike handling skills. Here’s where you begin Whilst cycling is a lot of fun it also has its skills, and for any older person relatively new to road cycling learning some of the basic skills is very important. I remember, not long after I started cycling at […]

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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 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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