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Top 10 cycling stories you might have missed this week

The pick of the bunch from another action-packed week on two wheels in our recap

A whole bunch of cycling-related things happened this week. Here's ten of them.

Study: Good cycling infrastructure makes roads safer for everyone

LB Camden protected cycle lane at Gordon Square (picture copyright

The authors of a study into road safety in a number of US cities say they are “surprised and encouraged” by the finding that protected cycling infrastructure not only makes roads safer for people on bikes, but for motorists too.

Full details here.

Jose Joaquin Rojas’s legs go viral

Jose Joaquin Rojas mid-Giro legs (via Instagram).PNG

Movistar rider Jose Joaquin Rojas is the latest pro cyclist to have set social media alight by posting a picture of his legs online, mid-Grand Tour.

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Route of September's Tour of Britain unveiled

Tour of Britain 2019 route map

The race starts in Glasgow on Saturday September 8 and finishes in Manchester the following Saturday.

Full details here.

Ute driver brake checks cyclists causing crash

Brake check (via Cycliq Facebook)

From Friday’s live blog

Full details here.

Edinburgh unveils major cross-city cycleway


From Thursday’s live blog.

Full details here.

Cyclist breaks 7 day world record fuelled by petrol station snacks

Rob Gardiner (via Twitter)

Rob Gardiner rode through 17 countries in seven days last month – now he is after fastest crossing of Europe from south to north.

Full details here.

Mood music: Heavy metal makes drivers too agitated, but classical makes them too cool

Slipknot car (CC licensed by absurd_hero via Flickr)

‘Motorists should think carefully about what music they listen to’ says Auto Express after distracted driving test.

Full details here.

Government survey finds six in ten people believe it is too dangerous to cycle in Britain

London cyclist in traffic (picture copyright Simon MacMichael).PNG

National Travel Attitudes Study also finds people now less willing to switch from car to bike for short trips.

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Team Ineos 'strangling the sport' says Bradley Wiggins


Bradley Wiggins (via Eurosport)

He argues that ‘the future of cycling’ is all in one team and says Ineos will ‘park the bus’ at the Tour de France.

Full details here.

10 cycle commuting mistakes and how to avoid them

London cyclists at Hyde Park Corner (copyright

Riding to and from work is quick, cheap, green, and healthy; here are some mistakes to avoid for commuting with confidence.

Read more here.

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