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Some of our highlights from this week on two wheels...

1. Woman suffers punctured lung and broken ribs as horse she was riding spooked by cyclist who undertook them without warning

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A horse rider who was left with four broken ribs and a punctured lung when her horse was spooked by an undertaking cyclist says people on bikes need to be more aware of how to share the road safely with those on horseback.
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2. Twitter debate sparked as Kim Briggs' widow asks London Taxi Driver's Association to support dangerous cycling consultation

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From our live blog on Thursday, The Briggs campaign was criticised on social media for asking the London Taxi Driver's Association, perceived by many to have an anti-cycling stance, to support the consultation into new cycling laws.
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3. Reinventing the wheel: the Revolve folds down when not in use


An Italian designer has reinvented the wheel, the Revolve, which folds down when not in use to take up less space for easier portability and storage. “Revolve occupies up to 60% less space when folded and can be used in all conditions,” says its inventor Andrea Mocellin.  
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4. The Pix backpack with animated turn signals is crowdfunding on Kickstarter


More crowdfunded madness, this time it's yet another cycling product with indicators. Proclaimed as 'the first smart animative backpack', you can customise the animations on the Pix; and when it comes to going for a ride, it shows turn signals that are controlled through a wireless remote 
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5. Dockless bike share firm Mobike threatens to pull out of Manchester due to vandals

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Dockless bike share firm Mobike has threatened to pull out of Manchester due to vandalism and theft. The company now operates in more than 200 cities worldwide, with other UK operations in Newcastle, Oxford and parts of London, and says it has not encountered anywhere else near the levels of theft and vandalism it has seen in Manchester.
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6. Trek reveal updated 520 Touring Bike

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Trek have launched a new version of their classic 520 steel touring bike(link is external), with a larger downtube to help cope with luggage loading, more comfortable geometry for multi-day rides and a lighter alloy fork.
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7. Bridge over new Aberdeen bypass - home to forthcoming "worst cycling event ever" - described as "lethal" for cyclists and walkers

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More from the location of the 'worst cycling event ever' as it turns out cyclists using a popular off-road commuting and leisure route in Aberdeen are having to cycle into the path of oncoming traffic where it meets a bridge over the city’s new £745 million bypass – because Transport Scotland apparently forgot to stipulate making provision for cyclists’ needs when putting the contract out to tender. 
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8. Man charged with multiple offences following Clapham road rage incident caught on camera earlier this month

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It's not looking too good for Shane Seymour, caught on camera driving at cyclists in south London earlier this month, as he was charged with with two counts of theft of a motor vehicle, five counts of driving whilst disqualified, five counts of dangerous driving, and vehicle interference. 
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9. Hundreds ride in Central London to protest cyclists' deaths and call for safer streets


A major junction in Central London was brought to a standstill on Monday evening as hundreds of cyclists came together to protest the latest death of a bike rider in the capital and call for safer streets. The protest, organised by London Cycling Campaign (LCC), saw riders come together at the location close to Holborn Underground station where Dr Peter Fisher was killed last week in a collision with a lorry.
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10. North Cape 4000 winner Ian Walker and his Whyte Wessex One

We caught up with ultracycling ace and reviewer Ian Walker after his North Cape 4000 victory to talk about the bike he used to get through his epic journey. Chapeau Ian! 
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Arriving at in 2017 via 220 Triathlon Magazine, Jack dipped his toe in most jobs on the site and over at eBikeTips before being named the new editor of in 2020, much to his surprise. His cycling life began during his students days, when he cobbled together a few hundred quid off the back of a hard winter selling hats (long story) and bought his first road bike - a Trek 1.1 that was quickly relegated to winter steed, before it was sadly pinched a few years later. Creatively replacing it with a Trek 1.2, Jack mostly rides this bike around local cycle paths nowadays, but when he wants to get the racer out and be competitive his preferred events are time trials, sportives, triathlons and pogo sticking - the latter being another long story.  

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