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Parish councillor writes to cycling club to complain about cyclists 'racing very fast downhill'; Ridge riding with Kilian Bron; Canyon’s Ultimate range gets a fresh lick of paint; "If you want respect as a cyclist, you've got to earn it" + more

Today's live blog with Alex Bowden (daytime) and Simon MacMichael (evening)...
29 September 2020, 15:54
Aftermath of that Binckbank Tour crash

Belgian national champion Dries De Bondt helping his countryman Oliver Naesen to the finish.

29 September 2020, 15:43
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Prefect of the North unsure about Paris-Roubaix

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."

29 September 2020, 15:28
Young boy caught cycling on live railway line twice in one weekend

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.

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.”

29 September 2020, 15:00
Crash at Binckbank Tour takes out about half the peloton

Israel Start-Up Nation were gravely concerned about the consequences...

29 September 2020, 14:31
Wallasey councillors set up crowdfunder to campaign against bike lanes

There are plans for a New Brighton to Birkenhead cycle route.

Wallasey Conservatives are not in favour and are looking to crowdfund £1,000 to campaign against it.

Cycle chaos

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.

29 September 2020, 14:02
Groenewegen won't race again this season

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.

29 September 2020, 12:50
Magic wands
29 September 2020, 12:49
First stretch of London's Cycleway 4 has opened
29 September 2020, 10:58
Wolverhampton to host Commonwealth Games time trial in 2022

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.

29 September 2020, 10:03
This time last year...
29 September 2020, 09:56
Parish councillor writes to cycling club to complain about cyclists - asks residents to submit dash cam footage


29 September 2020, 09:35
Canyon’s Ultimate range gets a fresh lick of paint for 2021
2021 Canyon Ultimate CF SLX 9 WMN White

Canyon has been rather busy over the past few months with the launch of its Factory Racing modelsThere'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.

Review: Canyon Ultimate CF SLX Disc 9.0 Movistar

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.

29 September 2020, 08:57
Zurich votes bike
29 September 2020, 08:47
Tips for drivers "trapped" in low traffic neighbourhoods
29 September 2020, 08:42
Danny Macaskill: The Ridge

That Kilian Bron video below is a decent enough excuse to post this again.

29 September 2020, 08:38
DHL launch London’s first parcel delivery riverboat service

Delriverboat. Delrivery. Deriverelly. Delrivellerellery...

29 September 2020, 08:16
Kilian Bron ridge (via YouTube)
Video: French mountain biker Kilian Bron's Tour de France

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.

29 September 2020, 08:04
"If you want respect as a cyclist, you've got to earn it" says Decathlon email

Alex has written for more cricket publications than the rest of the team combined. Despite the apparent evidence of this picture, he doesn't especially like cake.

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