Could Chicago’s floating cycle track defy the doubters and reconnect the city?

Plans for a continuous route along the Chicago River include cycling on floating pontoons like the controversial Thames Deckway in London. But with the US citys cycle numbers growing, this long-held ambition could yet be realised Cycling is no stranger to invention, from the steady swell of Kickstarter campaigns to the almost innumerable cycleways dreamed […]

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A road full of bottlenecks: Dutch cycle route is made of plastic trash

First path solely made of recycled bottles, beakers and packaging opens in Zwolle The world’s first plastic bicycle path made of recycled bottles, beakers and packaging has opened in the Netherlands, as part of a pilot that could see similar roads open up across the country. The 30 -metre path, made of recycled plastic equivalent […]

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Tour de France 2016: Steve Cummings pulls off solo breaking to win stage seven

The Dimension Data rider Steve Cummings completed a stunning solo effort to claim the second Tour de France stage victory of his career In the last 12 months Steve Cummings has turned into one of the most efficient hunters of stage wins in the increasingly structured some would say sterile world of 21 st-century cycling, […]

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Bradley Wiggins stirs pot with warning of leadership combat in Team Sky

Former Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins has advised a leadership battle may emerge between Team Sky colleagues Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas The Tour de France arrived at the foot of the Alps after the long transfer from Roubaix yet continued dishing the dirt, on and off the road. As Chris Froome and Geraint […]

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Tour de Farce: cycling from La Manche to Le Med | Martin Love

Riding the length of France devotes Martin Love and three friends the chance to savor endless rainfall, empty roads and performance-enhancing croissants Its a misty morning in March. Ive got a stinking hangover and am being dragged round the block by the dog. Abruptly my friend Frank bouncings out of the murk, portion man, proportion […]

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Chris Froome says report of plea bargain over failed narcotic exam’ wholly untrue’

The Team Sky rider denied he is willing to accept a six-month outlaw and remains committed to finding reason for failed test at Vuelta Chris Froome Chris Froome says report of plea bargain over failed medication test’ completely untrue’ * Team Sky rider denies he is willing to accept six-month ban * Froome still committed […]

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Why we can’t have nice things: dockless motorcycles and the tragedy of the commons

Behind this bucolic industry is a multibillion-dollar combat between Chinas big tech companies and Silicon Valley, and the nightmare of vandals and parking If there is one sad fact that technology has taught us, it’s maybe that we just can’t have nice things. Now Washington DC has become the latest testing ground for what happens […]

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