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One-stop-shops now live on the site for all your cycling news and Black Friday deals

As you may have noticed, we’ve launched two new features on the site this morning – the road.cc live news blog, and the road.cc Black Friday live blog. Here’s a quick introduction to both.

The road.cc live news blog brings together not only our usual news stories but also other stories from around the site and beyond – including some that we just don’t have time to cover, or that may not warrant a standalone story on the site, but we think will be of issue to our readers.

And in line with wanting to involve readers more in what goes on the site, we’ll also be pulling in comments on stories from both the site itself, including comments and forum topics, and from social media, where we will be encouraging people to get involved by using the hashtag #roadccliveblog.

The road.cc live news blog is hosted on our News homepage, where you can still find the individual news stories listed side-by-side as before – just scroll down past the blog and you’ll find them there.

It’s early days, and we’ll be tweaking it as we go along – if you have any comments or suggestions, let us know below.

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The road.cc Black Friday live blog has also launched today. Similar to the road.cc news live blog which will serve you up all your cycling news-related stories in one place, the Black Friday live blog is a one-stop-shop for everything cycling deal related.

We're rapidly approaching Black Friday, and we know better than most how overwhelming the torrent of cycling deals released at this time of year can be.

So, to help you navigate that maze we're not only supplying you with a feed that covers all of the best deals that we've spied on our travels, we're also categorising them for you into sections depending on what you're interested in.

To make that easier for you, below the live blog, we will feature a list of Best Black Friday Deals categories that should help you find exactly what you're looking for. 

Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.