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...

Taming the Bicycle by Mark Twain

I thought the matter over, and concluded I could do it. So I went down and bought a barrel of Pond’s Extract and a bicycle. The Expert came home with me to instruct me. We chose the back yard, for the sake of privacy, and went to work. Mine was not a full-grown bicycle, but only a colt — a...

Mark Cavendish big Interview (part 1)

Check out the interview with Mark Cavendish where he talks about last year and not quite getting there despite having the horsepower..

Jim Carrey asks God for a bike

"I had a substitute teacher from Ireland in the second grade that told my class during morning prayer that when she wants something — anything at all — she prays for it and promises something for it in return — and she always gets what she wants. Yeah. I'm sitting at the back of the classroom thinking: "Wow. My family...

The Grand Tour contenders 2015 plans

If you're finding it hard to keep track of which Grand Tour the various contenders are due to take part in next year, we've developed this infographic based on recent reports, interviews, etc. Obviously, this is likely to change, but it is our current understanding of where the various Grand Tour contenders are going to clash next year.        

The man who thinks he’s Eddy Merckx

Anybody who has spectated at a Belgian classic might recognise this man, but might not have known that his name is Frans Geldof. Geldof can often be seen riding on the course of Belgian races long before the pros come through. He dresses as Eddy Merckx, wearing replica Molteni or Faema gear, riding a retro bike. Spectators can get a...

Inside Team Sky’s service course as they prepare for 2015

One of the mechanics for Team Sky, Gary Blem, tweeted a series of photos yesterday showing the work that has started on the team bikes as they start their preparation for the 2015 season. Below are some of his photos.

Wanna own a bike from American Flyers?

For those that haven't seen it, American Flyers was a 1985 film starring Kevin Costner. Costner plays an avid cyclist who enters a race in the Rockies with his brother. A lot of the race action was filmed at the Coors Classic and it featured both the 7-Eleven team and Eddy Merckx. A bike that was used in the film...