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Video: Modern Day Artisan - Ricky Feather
Not long until Bespoked on March 23rd-25th, meanwhile one of last year's star turns...
Feb 14 2012 - 17:23
Focus falls on motorists at opposite ends of the age spectrum
Number of drivers aged over 80 tops 1 million, while Downing Street to consider insurance costs for younger motorists
Feb 14 2012 - 17:22
howies track day schwag: we have a winner!
Is it going to be you hitting the boards on 20 Feb? Find out here...
Feb 14 2012 - 15:51
Switzerland’s "no.1 sports nutrition brand" Sponser is now available to buy in the UK
There's a toothpaste-tube-style gel energy package that we really like...
Feb 14 2012 - 15:42
Video: Backflips on a vintage ladies' bike
That's why mum's gone to flatland! (pun © VecchioJo)
Feb 14 2012 - 14:20
Tour of Oman Stage 1: Greipel bounces back from illness to take opening stage
German beats Galizmyanov and Farrar to line, Cavendish doesn't figure in finale
Feb 14 2012 - 13:39
More than half of motorists single out drivers as biggest threat to cyclists' safety, says The Times
Newspaper publishes results of survey as it continues its Cities Fit For Cycling Campaign
Feb 14 2012 - 13:20
Get you and your bikes home from John O'Groats
A nice cosy mini-bus and a trailer for your bikes
Feb 14 2012 - 13:17
Jimmy Savile Cycling Challenge planned for Scarborough this summer
Event to celebrate memory of colourful character whose packed life included riding the first Tour of Britain
Feb 14 2012 - 10:55
100 Greatest Cycling Climbs: the sequel coming in May
"…a sterling effort and one made much better by the addition of the table for ticking off the climbs and recording your time," we said, the first time around
Feb 13 2012 - 23:04
Magnic Light: "contactless bicycle dynamo light" +VIDEO
How cool is this? A tiny self-contained dynamo light in development
Feb 13 2012 - 18:17
Endura Racing's Jon Tiernan-Locke wins Tour Méditerranéen (+ video)
Devon rider takes opening and closing stages to join likes of Merckx, Bugno and Bettini on roll of honour
Feb 13 2012 - 17:36
Handshakegate: First Luis Suarez, now Lance Armstrong declines to press the flesh (+ video)
Seven-time TDF champ comes second in debut Ironman 70.3 - and then 'snubs' winner, claims NZ press
Feb 13 2012 - 14:12
Rob Hayles puts the 'RH' in Onix Black RH
Having got the stubble 'just so' RH heads into the studio with forthcoming signature bikes
Feb 13 2012 - 13:54
Cyclevox launches Spoke 'N Word series of motivational lectures focused on cycling
Inaugural event in London later this month, others will follow arond the country
Feb 13 2012 - 13:09
Updated: Merida launch new top-end road bike, the Scultura Evo SL - now with added ride info
BB386EVO bottom bracket and added flax for Flexi comfort plus more affordable versions for the rest of us too
Feb 13 2012 - 13:02
Senior policeman calls for tougher sentences for drivers who kill
Senior policeman says sentences should reflect human contribution to fatalities that are anything but 'accidents'
Feb 13 2012 - 12:21
Fantasy Cycling: Tour of Qatar round-up
Who's been bossing the flat, sandy conditions in a virtual stylee? Find out here + don't forget the Tour of Oman starts tomorrow
Feb 13 2012 - 12:14
World champs success for GB para-cyclists - and for blogger Colin Lynch of Ireland
Lynch and GB's Mark Colbourne both overcome classification protests on way to gold medal rides
Feb 13 2012 - 10:27
DfT publishes final assessment of Cycling City and Towns initiative - in 17 separate reports
Reports put online by government with little fanfare or fuss - and it's left to the reader to draw national picture
Feb 12 2012 - 15:29
The Hunt: a first fixie race coming to London's Hillingon
You think you've seen road rash? The May Bank Holiday means track bikes at West London's roadie mecca
Feb 12 2012 - 14:44
Sneak peek: all new Vulpine bike clothing coming in Spring
Detail pics of roads-to-trails-to-streets cycling kit
Feb 12 2012 - 13:17
Tyne & Wear Metro operator rejects calls to allow trial of letting bikes on trains
If it's not a folder, you can't take it on board - but campaigners say full-size bikes okay on similar trains in Germany
Feb 12 2012 - 01:06
UCI reveals plans for second WorldTour race in China, debut likely this year
Tour of Hanghzhou would take place week after Tour of Beijing, first edition planned for this October
Feb 11 2012 - 14:30
Video shows ease with which bike thieves can go about their business
No-one approaches 'thief' armed with boltcutters at busy market in East London
Feb 11 2012 - 12:32
2012 WorldTour bikes: who's riding what this season
Your guide to the bikes, groupsets and wheels the pros will be using in the 2012 big races
Feb 11 2012 - 12:00
UCI Licensing Commission to rule on whether Saxo Bank should lose WorldTour team status
Commission asked to rule whether team meets WorldTour sporting criteria without Contador points
Feb 10 2012 - 18:49
Tech Roundup: Cyclo steel frames, Sigma Sport carbon, Endura, Lizard Skins, Rotor, Giant, BioLogic plus more…
With all the carbon technology going on with the WorldTour in Qatar, nice to see there are still frame startups in steel...
Feb 10 2012 - 17:19
Paris gives green light to trial scheme to allow red light jumping cyclists
On this side of the Channel, Ken Livingstone says he'll introduce 'cyclist only' phases at junctions throughout London
Feb 10 2012 - 15:08
Tour of Qatar Stage 6: Cavendish crashes as FDJ's Démare wins stage, Boonen takes overall
Touch of wheels brings World Champ down as winner of rainbow jersey in U23 race at Copenhagen takes stage
Feb 10 2012 - 13:52
Wiggle team up with The Prostate Cancer Charity for the Jurassic Classic
Exmouth based sportive will offer 100km and 100 mile options
Feb 10 2012 - 11:09
Fantasy Cycling: Tour of Qatar stage 5
A second win for Cav and things are falling into place in Fantasy land
Feb 10 2012 - 10:34
London Cycling Campaign urges cyclists to sign Love London, Go Dutch petition as campaign launched
LCC also releases CGI imagery of how key London locations could look under its proposals
Feb 10 2012 - 10:13
The Times publishes more than 4,000 personal accounts by cyclists of dangers they face on Britain's roads
Launch of online app comes as senior politicians including David Cameron back Cities Fit For Cycling campaign
Feb 9 2012 - 17:49
UCI hail frame and fork approval stickers a 'successful process'
The story so far: the blazers are happy, but how do we see the process a year on? Here's how...
Feb 9 2012 - 17:38
Comeback 3.0: Lance Armstrong to race Ironman triathlon events
Partnership between triathlon organiser and Lance Armstrong Foundation aims to raise $1 million for cancer sufferers
Feb 9 2012 - 17:03
Tour of Qatar Stage 5: Mark Cavendish takes second stage of week for Team Sky
World champion goes early to win scrappy sprint, Boonen keeps race lead
Feb 9 2012 - 13:46
Police seek Manchester driver who hit cyclist in possible road rage attack
Student describes how motorist knocked him off bike in incident last Wednesday
Feb 9 2012 - 12:44
CAS bans Jan Ullrich for 2 years, strips him of results obtained since 1 May 2005
German's links to Operacion Puerto see him lose 2005 TDF podium place, 2006 Tour de Suisse overall and Giro stage
Feb 9 2012 - 12:13
Fantasy Cycling: Tour of Qatar stage 4
A good day to have Boonen...
Feb 9 2012 - 11:15
Cyclist floors 'cyclist' being chased by police and helps reunite cyclist with stolen bike
Man whose own bike had been stolen last month takes hands-on approach to tackling bike crime
Feb 9 2012 - 11:06
Cycle safety to get three-hour Parliamentary debate, Sustrans and Cycle Rail get £15m from DfT
Three hour debate scheduled for Westminster Hall on 23 February
Feb 8 2012 - 23:21
French police arrest Jeannie Longo's husband in investigation into online EPO purchases
Couple's homes searched in dawn raid, L'Equipe says development may harm Longo's London 2012 hopes
Feb 8 2012 - 16:43
Tour of Qatar Stage 4: Boonen bosses it with 20th stage win in Desert race
Belgian consolidates overall lead as he hunts fourth Tour of Qatar title
Feb 8 2012 - 13:44
On video: Magura RT8 TT brake
Hot on the heels of the SRAM hydraulic news, here's a vid of Magura's new system
Feb 8 2012 - 13:25
Dozens of schools across London to benefit from TfL cycling funding of up to £9,000 each
Money will be used to buy pool bikes and roll out training, with focus mainly on Outer London Biking Boroughs
Feb 8 2012 - 11:56
Major Midlands haulage firm partners with Metaltek Scott team to reinforce road safety message
Knights of Old says partnership aims to raise cycle awareness among staff, wider industry and community
Feb 8 2012 - 11:43
SRAM Red Hydraulic discs and rim brakes: spy shots land!
Hydraulic rim brakes and disc brakes for SRAM's new groupset will be available in the summer...
Feb 8 2012 - 11:07
London cyclists encouraged to apply for free or subsidised cycle training
London Councils makes appeal in response to The Times' Cities Fit For Cycling campaign
Feb 8 2012 - 10:44
Contador considers appealing CAS decision, but WADA chief brands him "a doping cheat"
Meanwhile, Saxo Bank team boss Bjarne Riis says Spaniard has team's full support
Feb 7 2012 - 22:06
Fantasy Cycling: Tour of Qatar stage 3
Cav brings home the bacon for Team Sky, Boonen stays in the sand-coloured jersey
Feb 7 2012 - 21:04
Updated: US road bike stunt video now with bonus tech info
...and one of the two bikes is under UCI's 6.8Kg weight limit
Feb 7 2012 - 18:30
Video: Downfall vs bike registration
Get your captions out, it's everyone's favourite Downfall scene: now featuring Shane Warne
Feb 7 2012 - 18:07
Suspended sentence for Milton Keynes driver who killed cyclist while fiddling with car radio
Police say case highlights dangers of driver distraction plus need to check insurance in force
Feb 7 2012 - 15:33
Work of Genius: anti-theft rust and scratch stickers
London designer Dominic Wilcox resorts to subterfuge and in his case it's working so far
Feb 7 2012 - 14:18
Tour of Qatar Stage 3: Mark Cavendish gets first win for Team Sky
World champion pips Tom Boonen to line on day when wind caused split in peloton
Feb 7 2012 - 14:06
TfL reveals first London junctions being reviewed - but they're not, as The Times says, "the most dangerous"
Junctions on list also show big difference from those highlighted on November's Tour du Danger
Feb 7 2012 - 13:40
Day 4 of The Times campaign calls for £100m a year to be put aside for cycling infrastructure
Early Day Motions in Parliament welcome newspaper's initiative, but central safety message mustn't be lost
Feb 6 2012 - 22:47
British neo-pro Andy Fenn takes second win in two days on Mallorca
21-year-old Omega Pharma-Quick Step rider takes bunch sprint for second day in a row
Feb 6 2012 - 19:40
Cannondale launches SuperSix Evo frameset
"World's lightest production frame" now available separately
Feb 6 2012 - 19:34
Fantasy Cycling: Tour of Qatar stage 2
Garmin Barracuda take the win, Boonen keeps the lead...
Feb 6 2012 - 18:19
Michele Scarponi gets a new bike… but will they need to change it now he's won the Giro d'Italia?*
*subject to confirmation, terms and conditions may apply
Feb 6 2012 - 14:33
Tour of Qatar Stage 2: Garmin-Barracuda win TTT, Boonen keeps race lead
Omega Pharma-Quick Step rider tops overall standings by three hundredths of a second from Tyler Farrar
Feb 6 2012 - 14:05
Just in: Kovert FX-Pro
Exclusive: Shimano Ultegra Di2-equipped road bike at just under £3,000
Feb 6 2012 - 12:27
Alberto Contador banned for 2 years - but he'll be free to race in August this year
Court of Arbitration for Sport rejects tainted meat defence, but adds no proof Spaniard doped
Feb 6 2012 - 12:07
AA president calls for more 20mph zones, but not on a blanket basis
Lower speed limit wanted in some residential areas and near schools, but campaigners say only blanket approach works
Feb 6 2012 - 10:58
New: Pango folding helmet from BioLogic + Video
We've seen prototypes at several Eurobikes but it's shortly to be here
Feb 6 2012 - 00:27
Fantasy Cycling: Tour of Qatar stage 1
Boonen in the lead on the tarmac, who's top virtual DS?
Feb 5 2012 - 16:41
Tour of Qatar Stage 1: Boonen takes opening stage, recuperating Cavendish takes it easy
Belgian former world champ takes opening stage of race he has won three times
Feb 5 2012 - 13:55
Canyon proud of their new CT scanner. Their what?
"This non-destructive method opens up completely new vistas in material testing," say the keen engineers from Koblenz
Feb 5 2012 - 12:54
Tour of Qatar 2012 Preview with Team Sky's Geraint Thomas
Team Sky star rode 2010 edition and says desert wind could be decisive this week
Feb 5 2012 - 01:39
Team Sky's Rod Ellingworth "confident" Mark Cavendish will beat illness to make debut in Qatar
World champion sat out training today due to illness that struck him down on way to Gulf
Feb 4 2012 - 18:50
Day 3 of the Times Cities Fit for Cycling Campaign… a bit of a backlash
Hackles raised by focus on helmets & high viz + James Cracknell helmet article
Feb 4 2012 - 16:33
Bicycle Film Festival 2012 opens entries: deadline April 1st + Video
It's the 12th running of the international competition for all kinds of cycling film
Feb 4 2012 - 15:28
Ben Fogle says Choose My Challenge for WWF
The Tousled One is back and this time he's …er... undecided
Feb 4 2012 - 13:58
Yorkshire to host ASO delegation in May as part of Tour de France bid
Tourism chiefs to show TDF organsisers route and hotels for proposed 2016 Grand Départ
Feb 4 2012 - 11:43
Federal investigators close Lance Armstrong probe with no charges brought... but USADA enquiry continues
Press release confirms federal investigation at an end, but anti-doping body to press on
Feb 3 2012 - 23:28
CTC appoints new Chief Executive
Gordon Seabright takes up his post on March 1st after senior roles with the RHS and English Heritage
Feb 3 2012 - 19:01
Onix launch Rob Hayles Signature bikes
Former world champ lends his name to new carbon road frames
Feb 3 2012 - 18:11
Tech Roundup: Knog, Polaris, Ergon, Feedback, Bionicon, Rainlegs, UCI plus more…
It's accessories season with CORE Bike launches and news from Australia's premier bike lighting company...
Feb 3 2012 - 17:09
Cyclist killed in collision with coach in City of London
First cycling fatality in the capital of 2012
Feb 3 2012 - 17:05
Video: The Man Who Lived On His Bike - a charming and ever-so-slightly crazy film from Canada
Montreal cyclist pays homage to his father in three-minute short
Feb 3 2012 - 16:09
Day 2 of The Times Cities Fit For Cycling campaign focuses on lorries
Views from the cab and the bike lane as newspaper outlines its suggestions for improving infrastructure
Feb 3 2012 - 13:59
Core Bike Show: wheel porn
Arousing stuff from Fast Forward, Enve, Ritchey, Rolf, Reynolds & FSA
Feb 3 2012 - 13:47
CORE Bike 2012 - Kinesis Racelight T2, Decade Tripster, Speedfill, Oval and Green Oil
We have a nose around the Upgrade Bikes stand and discover plenty to talk about
Feb 3 2012 - 10:33
Mark Cavendish writes off bike in training crash - but world champ escapes with only bruises
News comes as he prepares to make Team Sky debut on Sunday in Qatar
Feb 3 2012 - 10:21
Pupils in Cambridgeshire to get free Bikeability training from 2012/13 school year
Currently youngsters have to pay but that will change thanks to DfT cash injection
Feb 3 2012 - 01:43
First look: All City Space Horse + Civia Twin City and updates from Salsa & Surly
World exclusive steel loveliness from CORE 2012 plus more non-exclusive steel loveliness
Feb 2 2012 - 17:14
CORE Bike 2012: Clément, Topeak, Fizik, mirrors & more
It wasn't all £8,000 bikes at CORE. There was a best-ever naming system for a range of tyres for a start.
Feb 2 2012 - 17:08
Core Bike Show: components, accessories and stuff from Token, FSA, Ritchey, Sci Con, Alpina & more
Our round up of interesting products from this week's bike trade show
Feb 2 2012 - 14:31
DfT statistics show alarming rise in number of cyclists killed or seriously injured on Britain's roads
Number of casualties across all classes of road users continues to fall with only cyclists seeing an increase
Feb 2 2012 - 13:45
Man in Canada reunited with bicycle - 28 years after it was stolen outside pub
Owner hopes to get bicycle back in working order then give it away
Feb 2 2012 - 12:20
British Cycling members have their say on how roads can be made safer for cyclists in new report
Findings revealed on same day The Times launches cycle safety campaign as issue gathers increased attention
Feb 2 2012 - 11:43
'Save Our Cyclists' - The Times launches major cycle safety campaign
"Britain is failing cyclists," says newspaper as it outlines 8-point manifesto to make 'Cities Fit For Cycling'
Feb 2 2012 - 09:54
Product recall: Gore Ride On Brake Cable for Campagnolo
If your bike is fitted with Campagnolo compatible Gore Ride On Cables from 2008 to 2012 stop riding it
Feb 2 2012 - 01:49
London politicians give "qualified support" to TfL's Bow Roundabout proposals (+ video)
Work will only be partially completed prior to Olympics, calls for more steps to safeguard pedestrians
Feb 1 2012 - 19:58
Driver charged with manslaughter after open car door leads to death of cyclist
Driver of vehicle whose opened door caused Sam Harding to swerve into path of London bus appears before magistrates
Feb 1 2012 - 17:56
SRAM Red 2012: the technology
We take a look at the detail of SRAM's newly redesigned top-level groupset
Feb 1 2012 - 16:32
SRAM launch new Red groupset + video
Top-end gruppo gets a major overhaul for 2012
Feb 1 2012 - 14:42
Spanish sports minister promises to bring country into line with WADA rules on dopers
Changes required to help support Madrid's 2020 Olympic bid, explains politician
Feb 1 2012 - 14:20