Camera stops cyclist from possible assault by driver

This driver thinks it is okay to pull across in front of cyclists once he has signaled before hand. From what he says it is quite clear that he had seen the guy on the bike and felt that given the fact he had passed him (by about a wheel length) he felt he was in the right...

Horgan rides again – Multiple Irish National Champion comes out of retirement

Photo Credit (Karen M. Edwards) by Caroline Martinez Former professional cyclist and multiple Irish National Champion Siobhan Horgan has confirmed that she has come out of retirement and will resume racing with the Munster based Aquablue team in 2015. The 36 year old announced her retirement less than three years ago after finishing second to Mel Spath at the National Road Championships...

Are Astana going to be kicked out of the World Tour?

According to L'Equipe this morning, the UCI have asked it's Licence Commission to review the Astana team's case and revoke its World Tour license. This follows on from an audit conducted by the Institute of Sport and Science University of Lausanne (ISSUL), which shows that the Kazakh team is not sufficiently organised, and not doing enough to prevent various...

The more cyclists in a country, the fewer cycling fatalities

Forbes.com have published an interesting article regarding the correlation between the number of cyclists in a country and the number of cycling fatalities. Their article is based on an OECD report which suggests that when a country has more cyclists, it tends to have fewer fatalities. The “safety in numbers” phenomenon suggests that more cyclists results in higher awareness among motorists....

From zero to hero in one day …

So it's winter and there is a lot of snow around. What do you do? Build a snowman? Go skiing? Nope you build yourself a ramp and use the snow to cushion your fall as you teach yourself how to do a back flip on your mountain bike. This nice little video shows...

Bora Argon 18 and MTN Qhubeka amongst wild cards for Paris Roubaix

Twenty five cycling teams have been selected to take part to the 113th edition of Paris Roubaix which will take place on April 12th. In accordance with Union Cycliste Internationale rules, the following seventeen UCI WorldTeam are automatically invited to the race: AG2R La Mondiale (Fra) Astana Pro Team (Kaz) BMC Racing Team (USA) Etixx Quick Step (Bel) FDJ (Fra) IAM Cycling (Sui) Lampre Merida (Ita) Lotto Soudal...

Do you even Strava?

We have seen some dicks and some other rude things but this is a masterpiece. Strava user Stephen Lund took to the streets of Victoria, BC and created this wonderful giraffe which is about 11km's tall and took about 100km's of riding to complete. You can read his post here.

The Col Collective take on the Col de la Bonette

Mike Cotty from The Col Collective tackles the Col de la Bonette in their latest video. It really does look like a stunning climb. Below is their description. Climbing its way through the Mercantour National Park, at 24km in length the Col de la Bonette really is an ascent that needs absolute respect right from the start. Pacing, pacing,...

Archive footage of Shay Elliott winning Het Volk

By Graham Healy Omloop Het Nieuwsblad takes place this weekend, and back in 1959, Shay Elliott became the first ever foreign winner of the race, which was then known as Het Volk. The previous year, the Dubliner had shown his ability in classics, when he came close to victory in both Paris Roubaix and Paris Brussels. However, he didn't manage to...

The man who commutes by bike in -23°C/-10°F temperatures

Fraser Cunningham commutes by bike to work in Cincinnati, regardless of the temperature. The 56 year old has been doing it every single morning for the past 18 months. USA Today filmed him on his commute and on that particular day, it was so cold, that his eyes literally froze open during the trek. "It's better than freezing shut," he...

Why we love Downhill, The pinkbike edition

YouTube user shr3d has taken his favorite downhill & freeride clips from pinkbike and compiled this awesome video. There is an incredible amount of talent out there both on the bike and behind the camera.

Chris Froome – Sports Life Stories Documentary

The ITV series Sports Life Stories yesterday featured Team Sky's Chris Froome. Froome recounts the story of how he became only the second British winner of the Tour de France in 2013. ITV describes the documentary with the following: With unique access at his home in South Africa, we gain a new insight into his fierce rivalry with team-mate Sir Bradley...