The ’Gowaan’ gal

If you found yourself trail side at any of the Enduro World Series races in recent times, you would find it hard to miss a strange new shout of encouragement rising above the cacophony of ‘allez allez’, ‘vai vai’ and ‘yeah boi!’. The mysteriously sounding ‘Gowaan’, with its roots deep in the vibrant UK mountain …

Field Notes_ The essence of humanity

The human race has advanced at an almost unimaginable pace, from remote hunter-gatherers to digitally interconnected globetrotters. A change that, in geological timescales at least, has happened in the blink of an eye.  No matter the speed, however, or even the relative value of some of the change, one defining aspect of the human character …

THE GRAND CELEBRATION OF ENDURANCE

The Grand Tours of cycling – the three-week races of Italy, France and Spain – have no sporting rivals as feats of endurance. The Tour de France, the oldest and grandest of them all, offers a particularly searching examination of a rider’s physical fitness and mental resilience. Ferocious climbs, nerve-shredding descents, full-bore sprints and timed …

Hugh Carthy: keeping it real

Carthy cuts a striking figure, even among the ultra-lean community of professional cyclists. With his buzz cut, earring and laconic demeanour, he has something of the British rock star or film actor about him which has blended in perfectly with the personalities and approach of the EF Education First pro cycling team. “You can express …

GMBN_ Understanding Concussion

The Global Mountain Bike Network (GMBN) is the go-to resource for mountain bikers around the world, providing everything from tips and tricks for better riding, to insight and analysis on every aspect of riding a mountain bike. Their world-class and ex-pro rider presenters bring countless years of experience to the show. See them talk to …

Inspired by_ Dirty Kanza

It’s long. It’s hot. It has a simple premise and a simple allure that makes it relatable in a way that multi-stage races on the World Tour never can be. But most of all, it’s a crazy race. This year, as part of Team EF’s Alternative Race Calendar, three riders—Alex Howes, Taylor Phinney and Lachlan …

GCN_ “The future of Helmet safety”

The Global Cycling network inspires millions of bike riders around the globe, putting cyclists in the center of the world’s bike action: from the iconic climbs of Alpe D’Huez and Mont Ventoux to the cobbles of Flanders, in fact, everywhere there is road or pave. Their team of world-class riders and ex-pro riders are highly …

Great Minds Think Together

It is not simply finished products that change people’s lives; rather it is the concepts and ideas that shape these products. It is only through having the freedom and the space to develop ideas that real change can happen. And often, a different perspective is vital before new solutions can materialize. Take, for example, how …

POC Lab_ Magdalena lindman

This article is part of our series featuring select members of the POC Lab, our scientific forum where we discuss new research ideas and ways we can innovate to enhance safety. The forum takes a holistic approach to safety and develops ideas and perspectives that may not have been previously considered. Magdalena Lindman is a …