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The ‘Bicycle Phone’ – The telephone of the future from 1985 (VIDEO)

Back in 1985, the Dutch TV programme Wondere Wereld featured what they called the ‘phone of the future.’ The show’s presenter Chriet Titulaer showed the prototype of the mobile phone which was small enough to be transported by bicycle. Titulaer predicted that users of the “PTT bicycle phone” which would be charged using an alternator, would even be making calls...

How the Dutch got their cycle paths (VIDEO)

The Netherlands is well known for its great cycling infrastructure and also the high number of people who cycle in the country. However, it wasn’t always this way. The film ‘How the Dutch got their cycle paths’ from a few years ago explains how the country faced the same problems in the 1960s and 1970s that other countries currently face,...

Pinarello apologise for sexist ad campaign

Italian bike brand Pinarello has issued an apology over a recent advertisement which they said "failed to reflect the values of diversity and equality that are core" to the company. The apology was for an ad which implied that female cyclists struggled to keep up with men. The company received a considerable amount of criticism for the ad for its...

Vincenzo Nibali wins Giglio d’Oro for sixth time in his career

Vincenzo Nibali has won the Giglio d'Oro, which is awarded to the Italian cyclist of the year, for the sixth time in his career. He also won the award in 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 The awards ceremony took place in Calenzano, Tuscany and the Bahrain-Merida rider received 710 points which was well ahead of Matteo Trentin (Quick Step...

Entries open for the Paris-Roubaix Challenge

Entries have opened for the Paris-Roubaix Challenge, the cyclosportive which takes place over the pavé made famous by the Hell of the North. The 8th edition of the challenge takes place on the 8th of April. The sportive takes place 24 hours before the professionals race, and amateur riders will have the opportunity to test themselves on famous cobbled sections...

Mark McNally extends contract with Wanty-Groupe Gobert

Mark McNally has extended his contract with Wanty-Groupe Gobert until the end of 2018, the Belgian team has announced. Italian rider Simone Antonini will also race with the team for an additional year. 28-year-old McNally, raced in some of the most important races for Wanty such as the Tour of Flanders and Ghent-Wevelgem and the Briton also finished on the...

The Col Collective Reconnaissance of Stage 17 of the 2018 Tour de France

At just 65 kilometres in length, Stage 17 of next year's Tour de France from Bagnères-de-Luchon to Saint-Lary-Soulan is the shortest road stage in the race in 30 years. Despite it's short distance, it's going to be very tough as the riders will face three climbs - the Montée de Peyragudes, Col de Val Louron-Azet and the Col de Portet...

Quick-Step Floors confirms 2018 roster

Quick Step Floors have confirmed their squad for next year which will comprise 27 riders. Amongst their new signings are Michael Mørkøv and Elia Viviani while Dan Martin (UAE Team Emirates), Marcel Kittel (Team Katusha Alpecin) and Matteo Trentin (ORICA-Scott) depart. The 56 UCI wins scored by Quick-Step Floors in the past season saw the outfit managed by Patrick...

Manta5 set to launch Hydrofoiler XE-1 E-Bike (VIDEO)

A company from New Zealand is in the final stages of developing a revolutionary Hydrofoil Bike, known as the Hydrofoiler XE-1, that allows riders to plane across the surface of the water. Manta5 have developed the prototype bike known as the 'Proto6' and are looking to begin pre-sales of their production model over the 2017/2018 New Zealand summer. The...

Victory Chimp to donate 100% of Give Back Friday proceeds to Marie Curie Nurses

Last year cycling apparel brand Victory Chimp decided to skip Black Friday and give something back instead. The #VCGiveBackFriday campaign raised funds for charity through sales of a new art print, available only over the Black Friday sales weekend, and happily selling out before it ended. As a result 10 bikes were sent to Malawi via World Bicycle Relief....

Lars Petter Nordhaug and Leigh Howard to leave Aqua Blue Sport

Lars Petter Nordhaug and Leigh Howard will not be among the Aqua Blue Sport rider lineup for the 2018 season. Nordhaug (33) has made the decision to retire from professional road racing, while 28-year-old Howard will shift his focus to track cycling. Speaking of his decision, Nordhaug said: “2017 was a difficult year for me with the recurrence of a...

Stop Killing Cyclists – Vigil and Demonstration to take place in Dublin this week

A vigil and demonstration is taking place in Dublin this week to highlight the issue of cyclists' safety to the Irish Government. It follows on from the deaths in the past week of two more cyclists. 'Stop Killing Cyclists - Vigil & Demonstration' is being organised by the Dublin Cycling Campaign and takes place on Tuesday (November 21) from 17:30–18:00...