Too much protection: cyclist makes a grim discovery; French pro punctures lung in training collision with a dog; Are cargo bikes the future of deliveries?; 3-year-old rides 55km; Cyclist helps police catch drink-driver + more on the live blog

Callum Skinner won Olympic gold and a silver at Rio in 2016 on the track, but it was the aftermath of that success that he spoke to BBC Sport about this week. Skinner explained: “From 2016 to 2018 were the most dangerous years of my life. “Suddenly, the distraction of the Olympics was no longer there […]

Pop-up cycle lane from government cycling promo scrapped despite council backing

A popular pop-up cycle lane that featured in a government video promoting cycling investment is to be scrapped – even after the council voted to keep it. Campaigners say the decision was taken before the project had even been completed. As we’ve previously reported, the segregated cycle lane on Upper Shoreham Road in Shoreham-on-Sea as […]

Are you a Zwift addict? The gamification of indoor cycling platforms

We can all agree, the emergence of virtual cycling platforms like Zwift and RGT Cycling has made dreaded indoor turbo workouts a lot more bearable. With these platforms being so engaging and motivating—thanks to in-game achievements and the social dynamics—significant fitness gains can be made. But are there any unexpected negative consequences of this? Is exercise […]

Altura Skull Cap

Altura’s Skull Cap does a great job of keeping your head protected from the worst of the elements. It’s not quite perfect – breathability isn’t good enough to stop a bit of perspiration build-up, and rival products can be a little cheaper – but it’s still a very decent bit of kit that does the […]

Met police officer denies dangerous driving charge relating to patrol car crash with burglary suspect fleeing on bike

A Metropolitan Police officer has appeared in court to face a charge of causing serious injury by dangerous driving when he allegedly chased and ran over a burglary suspect who was fleeing on a bike last year. Police Constable Eugene Acheampong, aged 28 and from Rainham, pleaded not guilty to the offence at Southwark Crown […]

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