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11 things we've learnt this week

Fascinating facts from the past seven days on road.cc

1. Sir Bradley Wiggins could race again in 2017.
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2. A cinema in Ireland has offered free tickets to visitors who were fined for illegally parking in a cycle lane outside.
Find out more here. 

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3. The inspiration for the design of  Zipp’s new 454 NSW carbon clincher came from the leading edge of humpback whale pectoral fins. 
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4. 15 per cent of people in England cycle at least once per month.
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5. You can attempt to fund a 1,200-mile fat bike trip through Antarctica on Kickstarter.
Find out more here.

 

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6. Boris Johnson’s security team have banned him from cycling.
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7. You can convert any mechanical groupset into a wireless electronic groupset.
Find out more here. 

 

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8. You can create a cargo tricycle that features the front end of a Citroen 2CV.
Find out more here.

 

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9. You need a licence and insurance if you convert a bicycle to run on a petrol engine.
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10. Cycling at under 12.5mph in cities will minimise your inhalation of air pollution.
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11. Castelli has been revealed as the new clothing supplier for Team Sky. Who knew?
Find out more here. 

Mat has been in cycling media since 1996, on titles including BikeRadar, Total Bike, Total Mountain Bike, What Mountain Bike and Mountain Biking UK, and he has been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. Mat has been road.cc technical editor for over a decade, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer. Now over 50, he's riding road and gravel bikes most days for fun and fitness rather than training for competitions.

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