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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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Why Would A Road Cyclist Buy An Ebike?

My 70 year old road cycling friend bought an eBike. Why? If you’ve read my site a little you’ll know it’s about road cycling for older people, like me. It’s a great way to exercise and get some social connections going as you go into your older years. So why would I publish an article […]

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Cycling To A Recovery From Lymphoblastic Leukaemia

Getting sick? Get on the bike. I’ve published a few articles from older cyclists who have found cycling to be a great way to recovery from an illness. How much of the recovery is due to the exercise or how much is due to the better mental outlook that comes from regular exercise like cyling, […]

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Serious Cycling Training for Older Cyclists

Training, and zone training, for serious older cycling enthusiasts Today’s article is courtesy of Billy Dean, an older cyclist, and one who, I suspect, is way fitter than me. Whilst I tend to cycle for fun and fitness generally Billy is much more concerned with building serious cycling fitness – when you’re older. Here’s his article. It’s […]

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Cycling Benefits for Women in the Form of Famous Quotes

Cycling is not just about the fun Cycling is fun. Just this morning I had a lovely ride. A little windy perhaps but then it’s winter, and it wasn’t as cold as it has been lately. So who can complain? Today I’ve got an article about some of the benefits of cycling – for women. […]

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10 Lessons I have Learned from Cycling

Here are 10 Lessons I have Learned from By Riding My Bike. (Article graciously submitted by Gerald Rhodes. You can find out more about Gerald below.) Cycling affect so many different parts of my life. It helps keep me balanced. It is my method of relaxation, my hobby, my downtime, and my primary mode of exercise. […]

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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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