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John doesn’t want to die

I know quite a lot of people that I think should be on a bike. John, for example. John’s at the age – mid-40s – where things start to spread and immortality is no longer guaranteed. Plus I know he loathes travelling on the tube, which also costs him getting on for a hundred quid a month. So there’s no doubt in my mind that John should get a bike. But he won’t. Why not? One reason, I suspect, is the capital ...

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Marcel Kittel says ‘Don’t be a dick’

This post falls very much into the category of 'it sucks that it has to be said' but Marcel Kittel and Shimano have bumped skulls and punted out a video encouraging fans to look after themselves when out watching cycling.  Now, you'd think this would go without saying, especially following the horrible collision between Vansummeren and a spectator at the Tour of Flanders, but I guess there are folk out ther ...

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Bike vs Bus = Dickend

Watch this video... Fucking ow, right? My initial reaction was 'that's fucking nasty!', my second was 'what a fucking idiot'. Then, 'thank god he's alive' and finally 'I hope he never teaches anybody to cycle in his life, ever.' He is a grade-A dickend and a prime example of exactly how not to cycle in anywhere, especially one where cycling infrastructure is bollocks - such as London. There is a point to no ...

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Returning to Civilisation After 100 Miles of Bliss

17:59 More than once did cars become the symbol of absolute evil, more than once did I curse ever previous, and the current, London governments for woefully underinvesting in cycling and infrastructure, and when they had, letting demented fucktits design it. And thinking primarily about cars, and not public transport and bikes. And, again, did I curse the privatisation of all the services with things under ...

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Le Tour de France explained

Millions of people worldwide are transfixed each and every year as the annual Tour de France is run. In case you aren’t one of these people, and you don’t really get what the fuss is about, or maybe you just don’t understand the rules and terminology, here is a quick primer so that you can join in on the fun this year! The Tour de France started in 1903 when a French newspaper wanted to drum up some publici ...

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From Commuter Cycling to Distance Cycling

Now, I'd say this is fine for my daily commute - but it isn't. It's crap. It can be really crap. I'm constantly relieved (and surprised) when I finish my journey and my wheels are still round. But this isn't about commuting, this about distance cycling, and how one translates to the other. I live in London, a city of eight million people, six thousand traffic lights and around half a million bike journey's ...

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The rules

You'll come to realise the more you read this site that we are very much anti-clique - if you have any ambition to sit on a saddle (or recumbent seat I guess) and shove some pedals you're fine by us. Even if you don't actually get around to doing it. You see, cycling is anarchy; it has no rules, you need no permission from a fucker with a form to whizz down a hill upon two wheels (or three on a recumbent, s ...

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Can I get a ‘hell yeah’ for Team Wiggle Honda?

I can remember sitting with a warm can of ale watching Wiggins romp to victory in the 2012 Tour de France and wondering what would amuse me next.  Next up on ITV4 was 'The Cycle Show' (which we like!) and guesting that night were a few cyclists who had done very well in a certain worldwide competition that involved rings in the logo, the type of organisation that would shit on the heads of nobodies like tho ...

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Welcome to our little hole on the web

We've been lurking around and talking in hushed whispers in darkened corners (of pubs) about starting our own cycling news site for far too long, we've come out of the closet proudly wearing ill-fitting lycra and we're ready to stick to the man.  We're not sure who the man we'll be sticking it to is, so any suggestions are welcome, or not actually, keep your negativity to yourself.  We're here to be the voi ...

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