Stop that car, and plan cities around bikes to make cycling a real option for more women

Katja Leyendecker, Northumbria University, Newcastle Growing up in North Germany, cycling was my main means of transport, as would be usual for residents. When I moved to Newcastle, northern England in 1996, I stopped. The clear cycle paths I was used to in Germany simply didn’t exist and I didn’t feel safe. But slowly I […]

Ten reasons why we should all love cyclists

Seamus Allison, Nottingham Trent University Cyclists globally are much maligned by drivers who may never have thought about the many benefits they provide. In fact, cycling as a form of truly sustainable transport is increasingly the focus of attention by governments seeking solutions to multiple societal problems.

The solution to doping is to extend the blame beyond athletes

Doping in sport is widespread and shows little sign of abating. Athletes are dropping out of the Rio Olympics like flies. Maria Sharapova was banned for two years after testing positive for meldonium; a Romanian kayaking team failed their drug test, disqualifying them pending further investigations; and the International Olympic Committee announced that they could […]

Grease tribute by Peter Sagan

As a last minute surprise of the New Years’ Eve, Peter Sagan and his wife Katarina published a video on youtube: a tribute to the “Grease”, the 1978 American musical romantic comedy film directed by Randal Kleiser. The film stars John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, and Jeff Conaway. A dance scene from the movie, […]

Honda unveils a car designed for cyclists

Honda’s 2016 model Civic Tourer Active Life concept car is outfitted specifically for cyclists. It is unveiled at the IAA Frankfurt last September, the World’s biggest motor show (International Motor Show, in German known as the Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung / IAA – International Automobile Exhibition).

Danny MacAskill – The Ridge

Beautiful, wonderful, amazing… You should see this. “The Ridge” is the brand new film from Scottish trials cyclist Danny MacAskill. For the first time in one of his films, Danny climbs aboard a mountain bike and returns to his native home of the Isle of Skye in Scotland to take on a death-defying ride along […]