Thomas Fallon and Cormac Clarke sign for Belgian team

The Belgian team Illi-Bikes CT have announced their team line-up for 2015, which will include Irish riders Thomas Fallon and Cormac Clarke. 20 year-old Clarke and 19 year-old Fallon will will have a primarily Belgian-based schedule of races next year, as well as being part of the Irish U23 and track pursuit squads.

‘Worst climber ever’ Kenny van Hummel hangs up his wheels

Kenny van Hummel has announced he is retiring from professional cycling. He has been unable to find a team for the 2015 season. The Dutch sprinter notched up numerous wins during his career including stages in the Four Days of Dunkirk and Tour of Belgium. “Unfortunately I have to conclude that I have not been able to find a team,...

Bizarre track race – the Marymoor crawl

If you haven't seen this great event before, check it out. It's called the Marymoor Crawl, and takes place at the July Marymoor Grand Prix track meet in Redmond, Washington State. The race involves riders having to stay upright, without touching their feet on the ground, crossing the finish line or clashing with each other for minutes, before the bell...

Strava Privacy – How to protect your bike against thieves

We published an article earlier today about how thieves are using Strava to identify the location of high-value bikes. This video shows how you can change your settings on Strava to help avoid this happening.

Equal prize money for men and women at #Unite4Mandela – Vos and Froome to compete

Marianne Vos (Rabobank) and Chris Froome (Team Sky) are amongst those lining up in the #Unite4Mandela races in Pretoria today. The aim of the event in Pretoria is to show unity for Nelson Mandela. The races will have equal prize money for both men and women. The race winners, in both male and female categories, will receive R250 000; second-placed...

LIVE – Men’s Elite Race | 2014 Cyclo-Cross World Cup 2/6 – Koksijde, Belgium

Watch live coverage of the 2014 Cyclo-Cross World Cup on Saturday 22nd November. The second of this year’s six events is from Koksijde in Belgium. Coverage starts at 14:50 CET.

LIVE – Women’s Elite Race | 2014 Cyclo-Cross World Cup 2/6 – Koksijde, Belgium

Watch live coverage of the 2014 Cyclo-Cross World Cup on Saturday 22nd November. The second of this year’s six events is from Koksijde in Belgium. Coverage starts at 13.20 CET.

Former Junior World Champion Kai Reus signs for Verandas Willems

Kai Reus who won the Junior Tour of Ireland in 2003, and then went on to win the World Championships later that year has signed for the Belgian team Verandas Willems. Reus looked set to have a really promising career, as he went on to win the U23 Liège-Bastogne-Liège and Tour of Normandy amongst other races. However, in 2007, he...

Police in the UK issue warning about Strava settings following an increase in bike thefts

Police in Wales have advised cyclists to increase their Strava security settings following an increase in bike thefts in Llanelli and Carmarthenshire. It appears that thieves may have been targeting high-value bikes through tracking routes appearing on Strava. DC Ciaran Ryan, of Llanelli CID, told The Llanelli Star, “Some victims were using websites and mobile phone apps to log their cycle...

Philippe Gilbert wants to win all five monuments, but how hard is it?

Philippe Gilbert this week outlined his ambitions of winning all five monuments during his career. He has previously taken victory in both Liege-Bastogne-Liege and the Tour of Lombardy, and now wants to try and win the remaining three. He stated "My dream is to win every classic at least once. I just have Milan-San Remo, Tour of Flanders and...

Danny Macaskill at the London Eye

This is the video from Danny Macaskill's loop-the-loop this week.

Tour de France wildcard hope for Sam Bennett’s team

Tour de France director, Christian Prudhomme, has spoken to German Eurosport this week about cycling in Germany and the Bora - Argon 18 team of Sam Bennett. He said, "It is impressive what Ralph Denk (team manager) has done. He has built the team up step by step and brought it to a higher level. From our first meeting, we...