Following on from our story about World Bicycle Relief’s incredible work, we got to thinking – what other ways has the beloved bike had an impact on society? So without further ado, here’s the Invision shortlist of the top 8 times in which bicycles have changed our world.
At Proviz we’re always looking for new ways to improve our gear based on customer feedback and the latest trends, which is why we are really excited to introduce our brand new Sportive range, designed for the road cyclist whether it's for casual rides or for racing.
The bike’s impact is about more than just a nice pedal through the countryside. In places like Africa, it is transforming entire communities, thanks in no small part to the work of international charity World Bicycle Relief (WBR).
Have you ever felt like you’re not always quite in charge of your reactions and emotions? If so, there’s a good chance you’ve come into contact with your ‘chimp’ – the prehistoric, limbic part of your brain primed to protect you from danger. We talk to Dr Anna Waters to see how we can befriend our chimp and manage uncertainty.
For each person who loves the stuff there’s another who despises it, often thanks to childhood memories, or because it leaves them feeling bloated. We want to persuade you to give it another go – even become a porridge convert – with some delicious variations. Here are some ideas to liven up your morning bowl of oats...
Should you snack before, during or after exercise? For a lot of us this questions leads to a dozen others – will it make me feel sick? Will I feel faint if I don’t? Will it help my endurance? The answer isn’t black and white as we're all different, so we asked resident Proviz nutritionist Issy Lowndes for her advice.
Carol Cooke had had dreams of representing her country before her abrupt MS diagnosis. 20 years later, the 56-year-old para-cyclist is a three-time Paralympic gold medallist and seven-time world champion.
E-bikes or pedelecs, as they are often known, have been hugely popular in Holland, Germany, Belgium and France for many years. In fact, 30% of all Dutch bike sales in 2017 were electronic bikes. The UK is only just embracing the trend, so what's it all about?
There are some really exciting hiking opportunities that are better in the winter, either because the terrain and conditions are more challenging or the views more expansive. And, let’s face it, there is nothing quite as picturesque as a snowy landscape when the winter light can make your photos look spectacular.
Taking place at National Trust locations all over the country, these night-time trail runs cater for all ages and abilities and are split between two difficulty levels. Events which are not about the time in which you finish, but the enjoyment of mass-participation in the great British outdoors.
Depending how you make your pancake or crêpe, they can be a very healthy meal or snack option, particularly if you opt for wholemeal or alternative grain flours, minimal sugar and then top with a variety of colours. But what if you’re avoiding gluten, dairy or eggs – how can you join the pancake fest?
The journey to winning two gold medals at the World Championships in Los Angeles last year hasn’t been an easy one for James Ball – who has just won Welsh Disabled Athlete of the Year 2017 for his incredible achievements. Invision talks to him to discuss his journey to this point.
If your new year’s resolution for 2018 was to upgrade your cycling gear, then look no further than the REFLECT360 elite cycling jacket. We asked Proviz founders Anthony and Rupert to give us the low down on this incredible piece of kit.
One common question that crops up towards the end of January amongst friends and family alike is “How’s the New Year’s resolution going?” Around one third of us make them every year, however, sadly a whopping 80% of us will have failed by the second week of February. So, how can we make sure that this year the changes stick long after January?
Two weeks’ into any new regime can feel like a lifetime, especially if you’re one of the millions of us who enjoyed ourselves a little too much over the festive season. If you’ve made it this far….well done!
To help you through the next couple of weeks we thought we’d share a few reminders of why you decided to stay off the booze in the first place.
2018 is the year for thinking big and we’ve got just the thing for you: our pick of the seven most extreme endurance challenges – all set in different corners of the globe and certainly not for the faint-hearted.
With Christmas less than a week away, this is the time when many of us start to panic shop. Maybe you forgot someone or you’re still pondering what to buy that hard-to-please friends. Don’t worry – we can help! Check out our 2017 best sellers for a little last minute inspiration.
“Winter months are without a doubt the toughest for a bicycle within a calendar year" - as well as taking care of ourselves this winter, your bike could do with a little TLC – or ‘winterproofing’ – as well. We spoke to Adam Phipps, owner of ‘Birdie Bikes’ about it.