Fascinating facts and figures from the past seven days on road.cc

1. Astana pro cycling team has signed up trials ace Vittorio Brumotti.
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2. A SRAM Red eTap groupset is 96g lighter than a Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 Di2 groupset, according to the two brands’ own figures.
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3. The new Canyon Ultimate CF Evo 10.0 SL weighs 4.96kg and costs £8,999.
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4. Cyclists can legally access less than 100 miles of over 300 miles of the New Forest’s network of off-road gravel tracks which logging trucks and horse and carts are free to use.
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5. Bradley Wiggins turned down Strictly Come Dancing to take part in The Jump.
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6. A glancing blow from a kangaroo won’t necessarily knock you off your bike.
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7. Twice as many people cycle for leisure in England as cycle as a means of transport.
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8. Three-time Tour de France winner Greg LeMond believes some pro riders are currently racing with hidden motors.
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9. Motoring journalist James May has a life-long love for cycling. That’s what he claims, anyway.
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10. Manchester Mayoral hopeful Andy Burnham says he would spend £17 per head for cycling if elected.
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11. If you want to remould Lake CX402 cycling shoes, you first put them in the oven for a few minutes at 90°C.
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Mat has worked for loads of bike magazines over 20+ years, and been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. He's been road.cc technical editor for eight years, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a past winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer.