L’Equipe reports that Michel Lalande, the Prefect of the North (who has a lot of clout) doesn’t yet seem entirely happy about holding Paris-Roubaix on October 25.
“The Tour de France took place. I imagine that health measures are also being studied for Paris-Roubaix,” he said.
“But, I say it as regional prefect, I will soon meet the organisers to see, in a context of increased circulation of the virus compared to the Tour de France, what position we are taking on Paris-Roubaix."
Wiltshire999S reports that workers at Swindon and Cricklade Railway caught a group of children about ten-years-old riding their bikes along the tracks near Clifford’s Crossing.
They told them not to, but one came back and did it again.
— Wiltshire 999s (@Wiltshire999s) September 28, 2020
The heritage railway says evidence of the incidents has been sent to the police and they have suggested a PCSO get in touch to “discuss options”.
“The railway can be a dangerous place,” said a spokesperson. “It is NOT abandoned.”
— ｆａｂｒｉｚｉｏ 🚴🔬📚 (@fabrizioviani) September 29, 2020
Israel Start-Up Nation were gravely concerned about the consequences...
What you mean is, you hope the riders are ok
— ｆａｂｒｉｚｉｏ 🚴🔬📚 (@fabrizioviani) September 29, 2020
Wallasey Conservatives are not in favour and are looking to crowdfund £1,000 to campaign against it.
Speaking about the proposed route earlier in the month, councillor Ian Lewis, who launched the appeal, said: “I have written to the Chief Executives of both Wirral Council and the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority calling for this project to be scrapped.
“In its place should be an open and transparent consultation on how the money from the Government should be best spent, in a way that does not cause further chaos in our residential areas. Money spent quickly is rarely money spent well and this project has gone down like a lead balloon in Wallasey.
“The Cabinet need to admit they have made a mistake and go back to the drawing board.”
Wirral resident Chris Boardman’s weighed in on the matter.
Feel free to let the councillor know what you’d like your streets to look like and whether you think trying something different is a good idea. He’s even created a form for you to fill in 👇 Might want to check some of the ‘facts’ too... https://t.co/n2V6ls2vO9
— Chris Boardman (@Chris_Boardman) September 29, 2020
Wielerflits reports that Dylan Groenewegen won't race again this season, following his part in Fabio Jakobsen's horror crash at the Tour de Pologne last month.
“I'm not touching the bike for now," he said. "Thinking about sprinting is a long way off. I won't even think about cycling for the next few months. We will see how it goes afterwards.”
Deceuninck-Quick Step manager Patrick Lefevere is reportedly optimistic about Jakobsen recovering to ride again next season.
"I am convinced that he will put on a shirt number again around March," he said.
If anyone wants to talk about the safety value of bike lane wands, please watch this clip of a driver this morning drifting into the bike lane as he uses his phone, and then the wands forcing him to pull back out again. @GroupMerton @OWandsworth @MikeyCycling @wandsworth pic.twitter.com/Y3gpnoqUME
— Luke Taylor 🔶 (@LukeTaylorLD) September 29, 2020
🚲🚲Cycleway 4 from Tower Bridge Rd to Rotherhithe is now OPEN 🚲🚲 This permanent segregated cycleway includes a complete overhaul of the Rotherhithe Roundabout, three new pedestrian crossings and 3 new Santander Cycles docking stations. @MayorofLondon @tfl pic.twitter.com/3FVaRVeyKA
— Will Norman (@willnorman) September 29, 2020
The 2022 Commonwealth Games is being hosted in Birmingham with events taking place across the West Midlands.
Cannock Chase will be hosting the mountain biking events, while the time trials will start and end in West Park in Wolverhampton.
I’m delighted to announce that the start and finish area for the Road Cycling Time Trial at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games will be in West Park!
This is something I championed in Parliament and local people will get to see a world class event for free in Wolverhampton. pic.twitter.com/bZpKyikKMl
— Stuart Anderson MP (@Stuart4WolvesSW) September 29, 2020
Canyon has been rather busy over the past few months with the launch of its Factory Racing models. There's also what looks like the long-awaited update to the Aeroad, so it isn’t surprising to see that the 2021 update for the Ultimate is limited to just a fresh lick of paint.
The range still starts at £1,599 for the Shimano 105 rim-brake model and tops out at £8,499 for the Factory Racing model with Campagnolo Super Record EPS. Within this range, there are numerous unisex and WMN models.
Our favourite of the new paint jobs is the one up top on the CF SLX 9 WMN. Jazzy.
In a landslide popular vote in favour of the #bicycle, the people of #Zurich have decided to block cars from 50 km (or 7%) of the city’s streets. The referendum represents a major shift away from traffic policies that have prioritized motorists for more than 50 years. pic.twitter.com/h5kJ5vV4SP
— Sichere Velorouten für Zürich ✌️ (@Velorouten) September 27, 2020
Out of concern for drivers "trapped" in low-traffic neighbourhoods we've created a helpful infographic to demonstrate how you can leave your street. The filter (here shown in green) means you can't drive that way. However the blue line shows a potential alternative route. pic.twitter.com/QAbdhnugr9
— The Cycling Lobby (@CyclingLobby) September 28, 2020
That Kilian Bron video below is a decent enough excuse to post this again.
Delriverboat. Delrivery. Deriverelly. Delrivellerellery...
Today, we’re excited to have launched London’s first parcel delivery riverboat service! Our new service aims to ease congestion and provide a reliable, efficient and sustainable way of transporting deliveries across the capital. #GoGreen #mission2050 #DHLRiverboat pic.twitter.com/TwjNWrkA5C
— DHL Express UK (@dhlexpressuk) September 28, 2020
Remember Kilian Bron, the French mountain biker who got in trouble for riding down a dam in Australia?
It passed us by at the time, but he did a whole Tour de France video a couple of weeks back.
It was the bit on the ridge that caught our eye, but plenty more in here if you enjoy extreme vicarious anxiety.
Rather beautiful too.