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

1. Texting at the wheel sign snapped and removed from cyclist's roadside memorial

Texting while driving (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 licence by Paul Oka:Flickr)

A sign warning drivers of the dangers of texting at the wheel has been removed from the spot where a Kent cyclist lost his life just days after it was put up.

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2. Rapha announces redundancies in bid to cut costs

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The firm itself says 15 people are being made redundant, although a former employee said the number was between 60 and 70.

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3. Durham police chief calls officer who drew up force's cycling policy a "single-issue zealot"

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Mike Barton – who later ripped up the policy – also says that “nervous” cyclists shouldn’t ride a bike.

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4. Sir Bradley Wiggins says Geraint Thomas staying at Sky puts Tour de France winner in "perfect scenario"

Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome on Tour de France podium (via YouTube)

He reckons the pressure will be off the Tour de France champion next year should four-time winner Chris Froome lead the squad.

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5. Video: Kangaroo jumps onto cyclist's front wheel

Kangaroo (via YouTube)

Fairly self-explanatory.

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6. Genesis and launch new gravel and road bikes

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Saracen has pulled out the impressive-looking Levarg and Genesis has updated its Datum, but it’s not all off-road bikes; the Zero SL Disc is new and has been turning heads.

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7. Metropolitan Police visit scene of HGV and cyclist near miss caught on film

CS3 near miss (via YouTube)

Cyclist says there are fundamental issues where Cycle Superhighway 3 crosses the Victoria Embankment.

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8. Kiwi cyclists urged to join in ‘Big Cock Ride’ on Strava

Big Cock Ride

It may be rude – but it’s for a very good cause.

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9. Bianchi’s new coffee-powered gravel bike

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Steel gravel bike gets special edition treatment to mark the opening of the first Starbucks in Italy.

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10. Froome and Thomas sit out World Championships

2018 UCI Road Cycling World Championships

Yates twins lead British challenge in elite men's road race.

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