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Switzerland breaks down the gender divide in cycling

Some rather pleasing competitive cycling news has emerged from the continent this week, with Switzerland set to host the first trials of mixed-gender cycling events! The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) is to thank for the progressive move, with the group’s president himself apparently coming up…

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Yorkshire unveils disability cycling hub

Yet more fantastic cycling news has emerged from the fine county of Yorkshire! The legacy of the Tour de France 2014 is making itself felt once more, with a new disability cycling hub due to be opened in York. The dedicated hub will be formed…

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Holland plans e-bike freeway

It’s long been known that the Dutch love their bicycles, in fact anybody who has ever been on a stag do in Amsterdam will tell you that dodging the city’s two-wheeled travellers is practically a spectator sport. Such is their dedication to their bikes that…

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Meet the wheel that transforms your bike into a hybrid

After millions of years it seems like the impossible has finally been done; someone has reinvented the wheel. Well the bike wheel, to be precise. You’d be forgiven for thinking that attempting to change upon age-old mixture of spokes, rubber and tubing would be a…

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Presenting CycloCable, the escalator for bikes!

We can all agree that there’s nothing quite like exploring a foreign town or city on a bicycle. Gliding down empty backstreets, crossing a bustling plaza, pulling over by a quirky café to check the map with the smell of coffee in your nostrils and…

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New Simultaneous Green crossings could make London’s roads safer for cyclists

Cyclists rejoice! A new road crossing looks set to be trialled in the capital in a bid to make the roads safer. The ‘simultaneous green’ crossing has already been trialled successfully in Europe and is said to be safer than crossing types currently in use….

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Tour de Yorkshire stages unveiled

Cycling fever is set to hit the UK once again next year, as the host cities for the beginning and end of the Tour de Yorkshire have been announced! The tour will see thousands of cyclists passing through Leeds, Wakefield, Bridlington, Selby and Scarborough at…

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House of Lords recommend Bike Bells for all Cyclists

Cyclists could be made to be more aware of safety on shared spaces, with the House of Lords recommending the mandatory fitting of bells on bicycles to prevent accidents at a debate last week. The suggestion was raised during a discussion on the dangers that blind and…

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Jaguar Land Rover’s Bike Sense paves the way for safer cycling

It’s arguable that the biggest issue facing cyclists is still the safety risk posed by motorists. Worse than saddle-sore, worse than unflattering spandex, the need to be aware and think two steps ahead of fellow, better protected, road users is a constant worry. Thankfully, the…

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Fitness trackers blamed for Bike Theft

Fitness technology is a wonderful thing. Not only will it let you keep an eye on how many miles you’ve covered, how many calories you’ve burned pumping the peddles and what your heart-rate looks like at any given time. It also lets you put your…

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