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Hospitality award sees British Cycling come out on top

The 2011 UCI Track World Cup in Manchester beat Wimbledon to the coveted title of ‘best event in the Hospitality and Travel’ category at the International Sports Event Management Awards which were held in London this week. The accolade has made many people in the cycling industry very proud and the feeling of beating such…

Cyclists take part in Bike Train

People in Stirlingshire are literally getting on their bikes in a bid to encourage commuters to cycle. The ‘bike train’ has been launched in the area and will see a group of people ride together on a route between Dunblane Train Station and Stirling University, three days a week, at peak commute times in a…

Former Gold medallist Romero quits British cycling team.

Former British gold medallist and cycling star Rebecca Romero has had her dreams of competing in the 2012 Olympic Games dashed because of injury and a loss of form. Tragic Romero has quit Team GB, blaming ‘setbacks’ for her decision to quit and believes she is not ready to compete at next year’s games in…

Youngsters cycling to school quadruples in Bath

Recent figures released by UK charity Sustrans and Bath and North East Somerset Council, has revealed that the number of local young people cycling to school has quadrupled over the last three years. Twenty two schools in the area currently take part in the school cycling project which is partly funded by the Council and…

Cavendish announces rare track appearance in Manchester.

Next month will see cycling supremo and world road race champion, Mark Cavendish, make a rare track appearance in Manchester after he confirmed he will be riding at the second Revolution meeting of the new series. The first event will take place at the National Cycling Centre on Saturday and is expected to attract a…

Olympics Velodrome wins award for innovative design

With the games less than a year away, Britain has already got one award under its belt. The London Olympics Velodrome has won a prestigious and highly-regarded award for its innovative design – beating nearly thirty other buildings and projects from up and down the country. The Prime Minister’s Better Public Building Award was given…

Cavendish joins Team Sky

Britain’s road cycling star Mark Cavendish has confirmed that he will be joining Team Sky as of next season. Speaking to Sky Sports News, the Isle of Man rider who is rated as one of the best sprinters in the history of the sport said: “I’m confident that we can achieve success and my aim…

Helmet saves life of cyclist

A Morpeth cyclist was spared serious injury by his cycling helmet when he was thrown from his bicycle and knocked unconscious. 61-year-old Brian Gray was cycling a familiar route from Low Angerton to Hartburn last Friday, when he suffered an accident and woke up in the road with no memory of what had just happened….

British Cycling to receive £1million from the National Lottery

Sport England have announced that £1million of National Lottery funds will go towards British Cycling, in an effort to boost grassroots programmes. It’s hoped that around 12,000 more people will be encouraged to cycle regularly, and that the money will provide longevity for the sport after the 2012 Olympics are over. Olympic champion Ed Clancy…

Revolution series attracts the best in British cycling talent

On Saturday the 29th of October, the Revolution Championship will be held at the Manchester National Cycling Centre. Four events will take place to decide which team of endurance riders are the best on the circuit, featuring one-on-one races, team sprints, and time trials. Numerous professional teams, and big-name competitors are expected to take part,…

Hoy charges to the line for Olympic selection

Since his blistering performance at the Beijing Olympics, Chris Hoy’s cycling triumphs have been few and far between, but judging by his recent showing on the national stage, he’s prepared to change all that in time for next years games. The four-time Olympic Champion took home three gold medals at the National Track Championships in…

Super-Cross Cyclo-Cross event comes to South Yorkshire

South Yorkshire’s top sporting venue will play host to crowds of cyclists and enthusiasts from across the UK on Saturday October 22nd. Professionals and amateurs are welcome at the Cyclo-Cross race, the first of its kind to be held in Doncaster, at the Keepmoat Stadium. Cyclo-Cross is a unique event that was developed in Europe…

Quick Look: Saltstick Dispenser

SaltStick produce electrolyte capsules which aren’t always easy to transport and protect from the elements as they are water soluble.  This clever little dispenser has a Velcro strap and clip attachment to fit it to handlebars and nutrition belts for running and cycling. It could be a bit fiddly to use on the move, but…

Halfords have bikes to thank for staying afloat

As many retailers suffer from tumbling high street trade, Halfords has seen their bicycle range boost their sales, thanks to rising petrol prices and the cost of car maintenance. It appears a boom in cycling is the cause of the new business, and the company saw like-for-like sales of cycling products climb by 5.7%. Although…

Bronze medal for Olympic hopeful in Manchester

19-year-old Kian Emadi scooped the bronze medal at the Senior National Track Championships in Manchester this week, and put himself in the running for a place on the British Olympic team for London 2012. Kian was accepted into the British Cycling Olympic Academy and moved to Manchester eleven months ago with his family. Despite his…

First Look: Polar RCX5 Multi

Polar have continued with their armband mounted sensor products which results in a slimmer wrist unit compared to other GPS speed/distance monitor systems.  However, it does mean an extra bit of kit to lose. Plenty of great features including: PC and Mac download compatibility Quick and reliable satellite acquisition Targeted at multisports athletes as you…

30% Off Zipp 404 Wheels

Thought i’d do a post on this, as it’s a great offer from Wiggle, and if I had the cash i’d be going for it, but I don’t so…. Zipp’s 404 is a very popular wheel for those with deep pockets, rider report of it feeling supremely fast and therefore a tub set is an…

Mark Cavendish speeds to victory in World Road Race Championships

As coach Rod Ellingworth looked on, self-titled ‘fastest man in the world’ Mark Cavendish powered over the line after an epic 266km cycling race to become the first British World Road Race Champion in forty-six years. The streets of Copenhagen, Denmark, were suddenly the scene of a hard-fought sprint for the finish line during the…

NEW: Elite Aeton Triathlon Drinking System

  One of the only aero drink bottles on the market (its main rivals are the Speedfil And Profile Design AeroDrink), its capacity of 750ml will suit if you prefer to carry less weight, but is smaller than its competitors. Spillage free cap (the Profile has had issues here) and reasonably easy to top up. …

Jess Varnish takes 500 metre title at Manchester

Victoria Pendleton passed the time trial torch to fellow competitor Jess Varnish at the National Track Championships in Manchester this week. Opening night saw Pendleton pull out of the event before any off the twenty-seven riders had even pushed off, and she could only watch as twenty-year-old Varnish powered to victory. Varnish is currently being…

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