Bicycling (South Africa)

The Things We Do... And Why They Matter

- BY JONATHAN ANCER AND OLI MUNNIK

Sock doping, leg shaving, casquettes… many cycling habits are based more on myth and superstiti­on than actual benefit to ordinary riders. But even though we know that, we still do them – and they work (or so we believe). Bicycling takes a look at where our sport’s rituals and traditions originated, and why they make sense.

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