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10/20/2017 11:27 AM
Government review considers forcing cyclists to wear hi-vis and helmets

Minister Jesse Norman insists the conclusions of the review will be evidence-led

A government review into cycling safety will consider whether cyclists should be made to wear hi-vis clothing and helmets, minister Jesse Norman has said.

10/20/2017 10:44 AM
Socks over or under leg warmers? We asked, and here’s what you said…

Opinion is divided among cyclists as to whether to wear your socks over or under your leg warmers. Really, there's only one way that makes sense...

Opinion is divided among cyclists as to whether to wear your socks over or under your leg warmers. Really, there's only one way that makes sense...

10/20/2017 10:07 AM
20-year-old rider Mathieu Riebel killed in head-on collision with ambulance during race

Promising young rider was reportedly travelling at 80kmh at time of crash

A promising young French rider has died after a high-speed collision with an ambulance during a race in the French overseas territory of New Caledonia.

10/20/2017 09:16 AM
Tweets of the week: Ryan Mullen, Julian Alaphilippe, Bradley Wiggins, and more

The best tweets from around the world of cycling this week

As we all know, cyclists and Twitter is often a fantastic combination, so here are our top-picked tweets from the last week in the world of cycling.

10/20/2017 07:40 AM
Five turbo training mistakes to avoid (video)

Winter is coming so you will soon be reacquainted with your turbo trainer: here are the top five no-nos

Winter is coming so you will soon be reacquainted with your turbo trainer: here are the top ten no nos

10/20/2017 06:29 AM
Doctor at centre of Bradley Wiggins Jiffy bag controversy resigns from British Cycling

Dr Richard Freeman resigns on grounds of ill health

British Cycling HQ
The doctor at the centre of the controversy surrounding the contents of a Jiffy bag delivered to Team Sky has resigned from British Cycling.

10/19/2017 12:00 PM
Eight types of cyclists you see on every winter ride

It's a tough time of year, but these eight types of winter cyclists are always out on the roads

It's a tough time of year, but these eight types of winter cyclists are always out on the roads

10/19/2017 10:56 AM
‘Why do cyclists shave their legs?’ – you asked Google and we’ve got the answer

Everyone has an opinion on whether or not amateur cyclists should shave their legs - here are the reasons why they do it

Photo - Yuzuru Sunada
Everyone has an opinion on whether or not amateur cyclists should shave their legs - here are the reasons why they do it

10/19/2017 10:11 AM
Ed Sheeran ‘just got up and rode home’ after breaking ribs, wrist, and elbow in cycling crash

Spoken like a true cyclist

Ed Sheeran
Despite fracturing multiple bones in a cycling crash, Ed Sheeran has that he simply brushed himself down and rode home, only going to hospital the next day.

10/19/2017 08:04 AM
Andy Tennant crashes due to ‘dizziness’ during team pursuit at European Track Championships

British rider Andy Tennant suffered dizziness during final lap of qualifying for the men's team pursuit in Berlin, Germany
- GB women's team pursuiters qualify second fastest

Great Britain's Andy Tennant crashes out of the Men's Team Pursuit qualifying at the 2017 European Track Championships. Photo: Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com.
British rider Andy Tennant suffered dizziness during final lap of qualifying for the men's team pursuit in Berlin

10/19/2017 08:03 AM
Cyclist creates amazingly intricate piece of Strava art on the streets of Cardiff

"Note to self: don't do hair again..."

If you're looking for a ride this weekend, then one cyclist has created a rather intricate route in Cardiff in the form of an amazing piece of Strava art.

10/19/2017 08:02 AM
Driver fined £350 after ‘lapse of concentration’ led to crash that put cyclist in intensive care

Adam Frandley unable to pursue military career and put off cycling for life after crash

(Photo: Lonpicman/CC3.0)
A driver has been fined £350 after cutting a corner at a junction and colliding with a stationery cyclist, leaving him in intensive care and putting him off cycling for life.

10/19/2017 08:00 AM
Where in the world is the best place to go for a bike ride?

We asked Cycling Weekly readers to nominate the best location in the world to enjoy a bike ride

Sa Calobra, Majorca.
We asked Cycling Weekly readers to nominate the best location in the world to enjoy a bike ride

10/19/2017 07:00 AM
Ride With… Dundee Thistle Cycling Club

We ride with a Scottish cycling club that has stood the test of time
- Words: Trevor Ward / Photos: Andy McCandlish

We ride with a Scottish cycling club that has stood the test of time

10/19/2017 06:09 AM
Katie Archibald column: Not getting drunk, and the shame of petty disappointment

“I’ve never mastered walking the tightrope that separates loss of inhibition from throwing up on the pavement”

Katie Archibald.
“I’ve never mastered walking the tightrope that separates loss of inhibition from throwing up on the pavement”

10/19/2017 06:07 AM
Madison pitches its sponsored roadies and MTB riders against each other (video)

Video is part of Madison’s 40th anniversary celebrations

The Madison brand was founded in 1977 and has been celebrating its fortieth year with a series of events and …Continue reading »

10/18/2017 11:25 AM
Autumn cycling training: eight things to do now for a successful 2018

Thoughts starting to turn to next year? Stop dreaming and start doing - here are practical tips to get you to summer success

Autumn is the perfect time to try some new things on your bike. Photo: Daniel Gould
Thoughts starting to turn to next year? Stop dreaming and start doing - here are practical tips to get you to summer success

10/18/2017 11:23 AM
Strava has just launched a new update, and some users really, really don’t like it

Good luck to those running the Strava Support social media accounts

Like disc brakes on road bikes and skinsuits in road races, Strava's new design hasn't been universally welcomed after being rolled out this week.

10/18/2017 10:47 AM
Four in five people back harsher penalties for aggressive drivers, survey finds

Although majority also back license plates and mandatory tests for cyclists

Commuting by bike
Four in five people think motorists who drive aggressively near cyclists need to face tougher penalties, according to the results of a survey by Halfords.

10/18/2017 07:46 AM
Dan Evans’s super-slimmed down Cannondale hill-climb bike

2014 British hill-climb champion Dan Evans shows off the Cannondale Super Six Evo bike that has propelled him to numerous victories already this season
- All photos by Andy Jones

Dan Evans Cannondale hill-climb bike
2014 British hill-climb champion Dan Evans shows off the Cannondale Super Six Evo bike that has propelled him to numerous victories already this season