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Racing Across America

Racing Across America

This June, one of the world’s toughest road races – Race Across America – kicks off for its 36th consecutive year. We spoke to a 2016 participant to see what’s in store for this year’s racers.
Keeping hydrated – why water matters

Keeping hydrated – why water matters

With so many of our bodily functions relying on water, it’s important to make sure you’re drinking enough and replenishing what you lose during exercise.
My cycling life: good times in the Badlands

My cycling life: good times in the Badlands

In the first of a new series where we ask running/cycling/outdoor lovers to share a bit about their passion, we talk to US writer Colin Kapelovitz about biking in his beloved North Dakotan Badlands.
Choosing your backpack

Choosing your backpack

Many of us rely on our backpack to carry crucial supplies while out exercising or commuting. But what should you look for when choosing one? Check out our handy guide.
Idea Behind the Gear: Proviz Cycling Jacket

Idea Behind the Gear: Proviz Cycling Jacket

Ever wondered what it takes to create a Proviz cycling jacket? Co-founder Rupert Langly-Smith talks to Invision about materials, technology and staying ahead of the competition
The BMX speed queens

The BMX speed queens

To celebrate International Women’s Day we talk to US BMX Olympian and Red Bull-sponsored Jill Kintner about her ongoing passion for the sport and the rise in female participation.
Breakfast like a champion

Breakfast like a champion

With training in full swing, now is a good time to get thinking about marathon day nutrition. Check out these tasty breakfast ideas to keep you going the distance
New Fitness Trends 2017

New Fitness Trends 2017

The new year is always a great time to give your fitness routine a bit of a boost, so we’ve checked out the latest fitness trends heading to a gym near you.
Exercise buddies or running solo?

Exercise buddies or running solo?

Do you prefer the solitude of the road? Or, perhaps you need company to get you moving? We take a look at the benefits of exercising on your own and with a partner.
Wearable Tech for 2017

Wearable Tech for 2017

As wearable technology hits the top spot in a US survey of fitness trends, we look at the exciting new kit you might be wearing on your wrist, or round your neck this year.
Beat the January blues

Beat the January blues

It's a tough month. But, there are simple things we can do to boost our mood, starting with a better understanding the role diet and exercise has on our brain
Starting a fitness regime from scratch

Starting a fitness regime from scratch

It’s that time of the year where we love to set new health goals and challenges. But how do you make sure they’re sustainable? Check out our tips to get you started.
Do we Need Sugar at all?

Do we Need Sugar at all?

As a nation, we’ve had it drummed into us that we eat far too much sugar. But, as with fat, the truth isn’t nearly as straightforward as the headlines would suggest.
The Provizmas Gift Guide

The Provizmas Gift Guide

Make it a very happy Provizmas this year with our first ever Chirstmas gift guide designed to help you find the perfect presents for the active people in your life.
What is Sportive Cycling?

What is Sportive Cycling?

Looking for a new cycling challenge? Then perhaps it’s time you tried a sportive. Thousands of Britons take part each year, but what is sportive and what’s all the buzz about?
Good v bad fat and why we need it

Good v bad fat and why we need it

Fat…it’s become a bit of a dirty word over the past two decades. But why is that and why is it time to rethink our relationship with this crucial nutrient?
It’s dark now – stay safe, be seen

It’s dark now – stay safe, be seen

It’s that time of year again: the clocks have gone back. That means we need to up the ante on safety and visibility while exercising.
Advice for new triathletes

Advice for new triathletes

There’s something quite special about endurance sport – that mix of physical fitness and mental stamina speaks volumes about the way in which we humans like to push ourselves
The Lowdown on Protein Powders

The Lowdown on Protein Powders

Think that protein shakes are just for body builders? Think again – these handy powders can be just what your body needs to get a quick protein fix
More Cycling in Your Life

More Cycling in Your Life

Mid-June sees the arrival of Bike Week – a UK celebration of all things cycling. So, if you’re thinking it’s time to blow the cobwebs off your bike, check out our guide on how to get more pedal-power into your life.
Cycle Revolution Exhibition

Cycle Revolution Exhibition

Proviz were very proud to be asked for the REFLECT360 Jacket to be exhibited at the Cycle Revolution Exhibition at the London Design Museum
2015 - The Year in Cycling

2015 - The Year in Cycling

2016 is in full swing and by now everyone should have (hopefully) recovered from their new year festivities
Where to Ride This Winter

Where to Ride This Winter

There’s nothing better than cycling through the countryside and getting some fresh air along the many cycling trails our country has to offer
Cycle Safety Tips

Cycle Safety Tips

It seems that every time you turn on the computer or flick through the newspaper, another story or video of road rage pops up. Sadly, altercations between cyclists and motorists are becoming more frequent on our roads
Cycle Culture in the UK

Cycle Culture in the UK

As cycling becomes increasingly popular in the UK and all over the world, the demand for new products, new technology, and most importantly, new infrastructure has come to the fore
What Makes High Performance Clothing

What Makes High Performance Clothing

Performance doesn’t just come down to personal ability. If you have the wrong equipment and the wrong clothes, you may find yourself going slower and exerting more energy
Cycling for Good

Cycling for Good

Cycling can sometimes seem like a very personal pursuit, but there is a charity called World Bike Relief that is changing that and bringing cycling to disadvantaged communities in Africa, providing them with a much needed way of getting around
Innovations in Cycling

Innovations in Cycling

Innovations in cycling
Cycle Safety

Cycle Safety

Cycling to and from work every day, it’s easy to become comfortable with your route, for the ride to become second nature, but one of the most important things when it comes to cycling safety is being alert and riding with knowledge
The 5 Most Dangerous Rides

The 5 Most Dangerous Rides

Here is our list of some of the most extreme and thrilling cycling trails from around the world! Caution, not for the feint of heart!
Top Cycling and Running Apps

Top Cycling and Running Apps

It’s no secret that advances in technology have made life easier and safer than ever before
The History of Cycling Clothing

The History of Cycling Clothing

The history of cycling clothing
Cycling: The Stats

Cycling: The Stats

It is clear that more people are cycling in Great Britain than ever before
Bike Rides for Charity

Bike Rides for Charity

Why not start 2015 off by setting yourself a challenge to complete a charity bike challenge by the end of the year?
The World's Top 4 Cycling Spots

The World's Top 4 Cycling Spots

Cycling to and from work every day certainly has its perks, but there are times when you want to go that little bit further, do just that little bit more, and see things you haven’t passed a million times before
Proviz - How it started

Proviz - How it started

A lot of people ask us, how did you come up with the idea of Proviz? It was interesting to look through some archives last week and see some of the photos that the founder took on his bike each morning to show people improvising with their current clothing and accessories to make themselves safer and more visible to other road user
Interesting Facts About Hi Viz Sportswear

Interesting Facts About Hi Viz Sportswear

Interesting Facts About Hi Viz Sportswear
Why Cycling is Good for the Economy

Why Cycling is Good for the Economy

Many eco-friendly and health-conscious individuals support the two-wheeled trend, and due to this backing, a fully-fledged bicycle economy has emerged
Pedal Power - Why People Love Bicycles

Pedal Power - Why People Love Bicycles

Our latest bicycle infographic demonstrates the many reasons people love their bicycles
The Health Benefits of Cycling

The Health Benefits of Cycling

If, like many, you're beginning to tire of spending your mornings stuck in endless queues of heavy traffic, you may have considered cycling to work
Bicycle Tips: Pedaling Your Way to Safety

Bicycle Tips: Pedaling Your Way to Safety

Here is an infographic we have created that provides statistics about bike safety
Tips for Cycling in Summer Heat

Tips for Cycling in Summer Heat

Summer heat can make bicycling uncomfortable and downright dangerous. Below are some suggestions for coping with summer weather
30 Benefits of Cycling

30 Benefits of Cycling

Whether it's to boost your fitness, health or bank balance, or as an environmental choice, taking up cycling could be one of the best decisions you ever make
10 Tips for Safe Cycling

10 Tips for Safe Cycling

We all hear about some of the dangers on the roads, but here are some good tips to help keep you safe
10 Tips for Cycling in the Rain

10 Tips for Cycling in the Rain

Sooner or later, everyone will be faced with riding in the rain, and with a little knowledge and the appropriate gear, spinning through showers can actually be an enjoyable experience
Winter Warmers

Winter Warmers

Cycling generates a lot of heat, often too much. If you wrap up like you’re going for a winter walk, you’ll be sweating buckets a mile down the road
Cycling in Winter

Cycling in Winter

Despite cold, short days – and even snow and ice - you can still keep cycling comfortably and safely
Safe Cycling this Winter

Safe Cycling this Winter

Here are some steps from the ‘Foundations of Wellness’ that you can take to improve cycling performance, safety, comfort, and enjoyment