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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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Finishing In The Last 30 Cyclists. But Still A Winner

An epileptic older cyclist tackles a cycling challenge, and wins. Even though he finishes in the last 30 cyclists Lots of older cyclists pursue their love of cycling despite a range of challenges, both health challenges and others. In fact for many cycling is a great way to overcome various personal challenges. I’ve published articles […]

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Cycling Love – Cycling Maui

Frank Thompson’s second cycling story You might have read Frank Thompson’s first cycling story, about how he was 50 pounds (and 20 years) younger after taking up cycling. If you haven’t read that then you can read Frank’s story here. Here’s his second cycling story about cycling Maui. You might remember he’s lucky enough to […]

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50 Pounds Lighter and 20 Years Younger

Frank Thompson’s Cycling Story – at 56 I love hearing stories of people who’ve taken up cycling in their later years and found all sorts of benefits that come from it. Frank Thompson is no exception, he seems to have found a stack of benefits from his new sport. This is Frank’s story. Take it […]

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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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