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The New Raleigh Chopper

I always wanted a Raleigh Chopper as a kid. That crazy frame geometry, the handlebars, the gear shifter sticking up right where it could do you a serious mischief, and the extra long saddle (obviously meant for you plus a

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Jeremy Clarkson And I Agree On Something At Last

Jeremy Clarkson isn’t a fan of caravans. Personally, I don’t really mind them, although sometimes their drivers don’t appreciate how wide they are, and tend to pass a bit too close. But on this, I’m sure we can agree: Recumbent

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Apparently There Are Non-Biking Days

I read with interest when people on the Twitters talk about “out of season”, or “non-biking” days. Then I look at my calendar: … which can be analysed thus: … and I figure that I must be doing something wrong.

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Another Top Tip For A Lighter Bike

Watch this – the more observant amongst you will probably notice that the rider’s not wearing a h*lmet and makes the fool mistake of riding alongside a lorry that’s waiting to turn off. But see if you can spot the

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Friday Caption Contest: Cycling Superhighway Blue Edition

Before we start, I’d like to thank everyone who contributed to last week’s caption contest. It was so good to see you all raising the tone of the debate. Sadly, there can be only one winner. This week our panel

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Chris Hoy’s & Victoria Pendleton’s True Identities Revealed

I was looking at some of the photos from the weekend’s track cycling in London, and couldn’t figure out what was so familiar about Chris Hoy: … and Victoria Pendleton: If you read the Beano, you’ll probably recognise the head

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Police Are Appealing For Witnesses…

…after this dramatic footage of a child abduction was released by kidnappers: As you can see, the plucky kid makes a break for it at 1:30, but was brought down by the pack of Lycra-clad snatchers. The kidnappers have issued

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New Key Ring – From The OTHER Love Of My Life

When I was 18, the woman who’s now Wife gave me one of those leather thong bracelet things. I wore it ’till it started to fall apart, and for the last few years its remains were used as my key

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Winter Cycling Gear

Man it was cold this evening! I was forced (literally forced) to wear some extra, technical garments to keep warm: A “fleece” under my jacket. This is a bit like a jumper, but made of some sort of man-made fibre.

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I’d Cycle To Work, But I May Get Wet

Nope. I’ve watched this twice now, and the only word that pops into my head is “crazy”: Hat Tip to @theconchdotcom on that Twitter for this one.

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