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Riding an E-Bike Has Changed My Entire Perspective on How We Get Around

Summer was just barely kicking off. My boyfriend was skating ahead of me on his longboard as I trudged behind – slowly – on my bicycle up a hill. No matter how hard I tried, I could not keep up. I was covered in sweat, annoyed, and over our goddamn excursion to the nearby park. Look, I love bikes, but I fucking hate hills and pedalling up them at snail speed, looking like a goddamn weakling. Read More >>

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Ford’s Cooked Up an Emoji Jacket for Cyclists to Help People ‘Share the Road’

In a bid to stop people killing cyclists - through terrible accidents or mere frustration - Ford has designed a snazzy jacket capable of displaying emoji as well as road signals. Read More >>

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Bike Training to be Offered to Every Child in England

The government is about to raise funding for cycle training across England, and is promising that an additional 400,000 places on various local schemes will be made available – enough for every child in the country to have a few sessions and lessons. Lesson one: It's all your fault and get out of the way for the nice man in his Audi who's already late because there was a queue of inexperienced young shoppers taking too long to pay in Costa. Read More >>

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A Smooth Ride and Built-In Tracking Make Cannondale’s Treadwell a Bike for the Rest of Us

For some people, a bicycle provides nothing more than a casual cruise on a lazy Sunday afternoon. For others, it’s a reliable daily commuter, and a bike can even be a great way to stay in shape and shed a few pounds. Cannondale’s new Treadwell EQ makes a strong case that a bike can be all three of those things, and at a price that doesn’t make you feel like you should be competing in the Tour de France to justify what you spent. Read More >>

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Cyclist Hits 174mph Record Thanks to a Tow and a Car

British cyclist Neil Campbell is the new fastest man on two unassisted wheels, after pedalling his DIY bike at an average speed of 174.3mph along North Yorkshire's Elvington Airfield this weekend. Read More >>

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How Geeky Mechanics Use Motion Capture to Design Perfect-Fitting Bikes

We ride bikes not just because they’re fun, but because they’re efficient. They enable us to use our body power to propel us forward far faster than our pathetic, floppy feet ever could. Efficiency, though, is only as good as the fit. Read More >>

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Labour Lord Demands Number Plates for Cyclists

Lord Winston, who we recognise off 1980s telly for some reason, is thinking of launching a one-man war on cyclists, and is already writing letters to newspapers suggesting he may lead a campaign to make number plates on bikes – and maybe even mandatory insurance for cyclists – a thing that happens. Read More >>

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They’re Putting Alexa in Bikes Now

It's pretty obvious that tech companies are obsessed with voice assistants these days, and seem hell bent on stuffing them into every device that can handle them. You only need to look as far as Amazon's Alexa microwave to see what I'm getting at. But now there's a new Alexa-device in town, and it's got two wheels. Read More >>

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Shattering the Bike Land Speed Record at 183.9MPH Looks Weirdly Chill

On Sunday, the Bonneville Salt Flats in the US state of Utah were witness to yet another land speed record being shattered. Extreme cyclist Denise Mueller-Korenek hopped on her two-wheeled ride, and with the assistance of a streamlined pace vehicle, hit an average speed of 183.932 miles per hour over a distance of three-and-a-half miles. Read More >>

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Quebec City’s New, Over-Designed Bike Racks Cost a Staggering £14,000 Each

Making a bustling city more bike-friendly can be a good way to cut down on traffic and congestion. But while introducing dedicated bicycle lanes to existing roads can be an expensive upgrade, adding more bike racks shouldn’t be, which is why cyclists in Quebec City, Quebec, are miffed that the city is adding just seven of them at a cost of $165,000 CDN (£99,000). That comes out to a little over £14,000 each. Read More >>

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Bike-Sharer Could be Hounded Out of Manchester by Vandals

The bike-sharing trend is taking another pounding today, with Mobike — operator of several city cycle hire schemes in the UK — threatening to pull out of Manchester unless the locals start treating its fleet of orange rental bikes with a bit more respect. We suspect saying this publicly may indeed have the opposite effect and more will start making their way up trees and around lamp posts. Read More >>

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Have You Seen Timmy Mallett’s Electric Bike?

One of entertainer Timmy Mallett's later works is that of the character of an extreme cyclist, with the TV star taking to his bike to raise funds for charities while completing cycling marathons. Sadly, his current ride has been stolen while at home in the UK and he's appealing for help. Read More >>

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Bike Thefts Are Up Because People Have Nice Ones Now

Reports of the stealing of bicycles are up, with the nationwide average increasing by 17 per cent last year when compared with 2015, and one particular London borough seeing ride-aways grow by a shocking 44 per cent. Read More >>

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Can People Ever Be Trusted With Dockless Bike-Sharing?

Less than six months after launching in France, a dockless bike-sharing service is calling it quits in the country, due to what it characterised as “mass destruction.” The company, Gobee, told The Guardian that over a thousand bikes were stolen in France, with 3,200 damaged and 6,500 needing repairs. Read More >>

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Highways Agency Wants to Ban Cyclists From Popular Bit of Road

The Highways Agency is currently running a consultation with locals about what to do with a complicated road problem. The problem being a 10-mile stretch of the A63, where cyclists come to its smooth surface and gentle undulations to attack time trial records while cars whizz past at 70mph. Read More >>