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Nathan – No more traffic jams and arrive feeling refreshed

15 mile commute and the first 10 mile are open country lanes which is brilliant to take in the sights and the sounds that we wouldn't normally get in the car (we would see it but not truly appreciate it). The last 5 miles into work as we come into the town centre are that of heavy traffic and lots of traffic calming solutions, all these are avoided when cycling. No more waiting in the endless queues, with a ...

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Alan Paterson – Fun, fitness, freedom – and free!

Always cycled in my youth, then got out of the habit, moving on to motorbikes. Gave that up when I had kids. A year or so later my monthly travelcard went up over £100, and I thought 'this is bonkers. I'm sure I could cycle if I tried.' So I got an old Dawes off ebay for about half the cost of my monthly card. Halfway to work on my first day, I pulled up at some traffic lights and realised I was smiling. 'S ...

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Where’s tha’ goin’ Yorkie? – Tour de Yorkshire report

Is anyone else contemplating the future shape and development of the Tour de Yorkshire? Having had the pleasure of following this excellent race over three varied and fascinating days, the most interesting news is perhaps that Moreno Hofland, Steven Kruijswijk, Maarten Tjallingii and Robert Wagner are in the Lotto Jumbo team for the Giro d’Italia, which we all know follows the French-flavoured tour of the N ...

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Will the World Hour Record bring cycling back roots cycling?

With Alex Dowsett and Sir Bradley Wiggins being the latest high profile cyclists to attempt to beat the World Hour record, what has changed to make the holy grail of cycling achievements "cool" again? It has been the most feared and gruelling test of a cyclist for over 100 years. However, during the late nineties, technology threatened to overshadow the cyclists ability, and helped create an era where recor ...

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