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Live blog: Is hi-vis the new black-and-white hoops for crooks?, Trek-Drops team saved by crowdfunding campaign; Cape Town bike shop looted after Christmas lights switch-on festival + more

The women's pro team Trek-Drops have raised the funds necessary to continue into 2019 thanks to a successful Indigogo campaign. And be sure to watch 82-year-old Alf slaying his local trails over Cannock Chase! ...

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Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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