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Jason Kenny told “your fault” by van driver who drove at him and his 18-month-old son, police red tape keeps dangerous driver on the road and e-bike brain boosts for older cyclists are just some of our top stories from another packed week on two wheels…

1. Court told road rage cyclist tried to rip door off Merc (he failed, but did rip off a wing mirror) after being beeped by driver

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A former Olympic athlete and Royal Marine turned celebrity fitness coach has been ordered to pay £3,700 in compensation after he tried to rip off the door of a Mercedes in a road rage incident while he was out for a bike ride.
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2. Police find 101 stolen bikes in house in Oldham

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Police officers investigating the theft of a bike from a railway station in West Yorkshire followed a trail that led to them discovering 101 other stolen bicycles stored in a single house in Oldham, Greater Manchester.
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3. Vitus launch two new bikes, the Zenium Carbon and the Substance Carbon

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The Zenium all-round road bike and the Substance gravel grinder have both been given the carbon treatment, and are available to buy now in various specs
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4. Car passenger filmed pushing woman off bike

Frome our Thursday live blog, the shocking clip shows a man lean out of a car window and push a woman into a hedge. We're unsure if the woman was ok following the incident, although in the comments someone claims the police have been informed. The offender's face is reasonably clear.
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5. E-bikes give a brain boost to older cyclists, according to new study 

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Via eBikeTips, it's been suggested that older cyclists who use electric bicycles may be getting the same brain benefits as those on standard bikes, according to new research conducted at the University of Reading and Oxford Brookes.  
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6. Jason Kenny says van driver drove at him and infant son as they cycled then told him "it was my fault we nearly died"

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Jason Kenny says that a van driver who drove at him while he was out for a bike ride with his 18-month-old son told him “it was my fault we nearly died.”
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7. Contraflow cycle lane in Plymouth rendered useless by drivers parking in it

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A cyclist says that a contraflow cycle lane in Plymouth has been rendered useless by motorists parking in it. The popular route, which allows cyclists to ride against the flow of motor traffic on an otherwise one-way street, links the Plym Woods to other parts of Plymouth and Plympton.
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8. New UCI approved bikes from Cervelo, Orbea and Liv

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Checking out the UCI's updated List of Approved Models of Frames and Forks reveals that new bikes are on the way from Cervelo, Orbea and Liv. Cervelo has had a new cyclocross bike called the FM137 approved. That's an interesting development in that it's the first cyclocross model that Cervelo has ever had added to the list... 
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9. Near Miss of the Day 256: Cyclist records close pass – then runs into police red tape

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Filming a close pass is one thing, but getting police to act on it means complying with any requirements regarding the submission of video evidence laid down by the relevant police force – as one road.cc reader has learnt to his frustration...
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10. Gallery: New bikes, gear and tech at iceBike 2019

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And to end on a high note, check out our bumper gallery of bike porn from the iceBike show featuring Genesis, K-Edge, Shimano, Lazer, Profile Design and more! 
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After cobbling together a few hundred quid during his student days off the back of a hard winter selling hats (long story), Jack bought his first road bike at the age of 20 and has been hooked ever since.  He joined road.cc in 2017, having previously worked for 220 Triathlon magazine. Jack's preferred events are time trials, sportives, triathlons and pogo sticking (the latter being another long story), and on Sunday afternoons he can often be found on an M5 service station indulging in his favourite post-race meal of 20 chicken nuggets, a sausage roll, caramel shortbread and a large strawberry milkshake.