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Canada needs a national cycling strategy, says Jagmeet Singh

To make areas safer for cyclists and to encourage people to take up exercise, Canada needs a national cycling strategy, according to NDP leader Jagmeet Singh. The politician is well known for carrying his folding bike almost everywhere he goes.

Explosives found in Brussels, no sign Tour targeted: prosecutors

Apo - Belgian police are investigating the discovery of home-made explosives, knives and brass knuckles, but nothing immediately points to an attack plot, including against the Tour de France, prosecutors said Monday.

Tour de Impossible? Pakistan hosts 'world's toughest cycle race'

Finishing nearly 5,000 metres above sea level after hundreds of kilometres winding past blackened glaciers and snow-capped peaks: a new Pakistani race presents a world-class challenge for cyclists -- climbing towards the "Roof of the World".

Dutch roll out fines for mobile-using cyclists

Den Haag - Dutch cyclists will from Monday face a 95-euro ($108) fine for holding a mobile phone while riding their bike, in a bid to cut a growing number of accidents.

Taiwan bike makers peddling home as trade war rumbles along

Taichung - Set to a rhythmic soundtrack of clacking machinery, whirring drills and inflating tyres, bikes take shape at a factory run by Taiwan's Giant, which is leading the island's push to regain its crown as bike maker to the world.

Review: Second City’s latest is big on physical humour, short on politics Special

Toronto - Second City’s “Walking on Bombshells” immediately grabs your attention with its bold set: a realistic replica of the subway walls at Osgoode Station. Not only is it familiar, it also pumps you up to expect some savage satire of the TTC.

Wiggins's Armstrong comments 'publicity seeking': Geraint Thomas

Shanghai - Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas accused Bradley Wiggins of trying to drum up publicity on Saturday with his controversial comments about drug cheat Lance Armstrong.

Tour de France winner Ullrich admitted to psychiatric hospital

Berlin - Germany's Tour de de France champion Jan Ullrich was admitted to a psychiatric hospital on Friday after his brief detention for allegedly assaulting a prostitute.

Tour de France winner Ullrich held over 'escort' assault

Frankfurt Am Main - Tour de France-winning cyclist Jan Ullrich was arrested Friday for allegedly assaulting a prostitute in Frankfurt, police said, just a week after the German national was briefly detained in Spain.

Belgian wins inaugural France to China solar bike race

Bejing - A Belgian cyclist rode 12,000 kilometres (7,500 miles) from the French city of Lyon to the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou in just 49 days to win an inaugural solar-powered electric bike race aimed at promoting renewable energy.

Porte plots place on Tour de France podium

La Roche-sur-yon - Australia's Richie Porte knows the clock is ticking down on his cycling career but is confident he and his BMC team can deliver at least one podium spot on the 2018 Tour de France.

Security blanket for riders including Froome at Tour de France

La Roche-sur-yon - Over 30,000 security agents will be deployed to protect riders during the Tour de France, organisers said Wednesday after the head of world cycling called for a safe environment for British rider Chris Froome.

Tour de France formally block Chris Froome from riding: report

Paris - Tour de France organisers have formally blocked four-time champion Chris Froome from competing in this year's race, Le Monde reported Sunday, but he is expected to fight the move.

Olympic champion Vogel undergoes spinal surgery after crash

Berlin - Olympic sprint champion Kristina Vogel underwent an operation on her spine on Wednesday after an accident in training the day before left her seriously injured.

Beirut's dapper barber-on-a-bike offers curbside cuts

Beirut - Dressed in an old straw hat and navy suspenders, Abo Tawila pedals around a southern district of Beirut. A rare sight in modern-day Lebanon, the young barber-on-a-bike is looking for his next customer.

Israel hopes for revelation by hosting start of Giro cycling race

Jerusalem - Often in the news as the epicentre of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Jerusalem will later this week become the backdrop of the start of one of cycling's biggest races, the Giro d'Italia.

Belgian cyclist Goolaerts dies in Paris-Roubaix race

Roubaix - Belgian cyclist Michael Goolaerts died in hospital on Sunday at the age of 23, hours after suffering heart failure during the gruelling Paris-Roubaix one-day classic race in France.

Cycling: World champ Sagan presents Pope with bicycle

Vatican City - Three-time world cycling champion Peter Sagan presented Pope Francis with a bicycle in the yellow and white papal colours during a visit to the Vatican on Wednesday.

Cyclists furious over Paris bike hire chaos

Paris - Paris authorities threatened sanctions Wednesday against the new operator of the city's Velib bike hire system over a chaotic rollout that has left cyclists seething.

'Kung fu nuns' on bikes swap maroon robes for lycra leggings

Kathmandu - About 200 "Kung fu nuns" kicked off a month-long journey from Nepal through India on Saturday, swapping their flowing maroon robes for lycra leggings to raise awareness about human trafficking and gender equality.

British cyclist set to beat Phileas Fogg's round the world dash

Paris - British adventurer Mark Beaumont is set Monday to better the fictional exploits of Phileas Fogg -- by going around the world in under 80 days on a bicycle.

Eritreans pursue two-wheeled dreams in exile

Addis Ababa - After representing Eritrea in cycling tournaments across Africa, Daniel Teklay took a journey of a different sort last year when he escaped across his country's militarised border to a new life as a refugee.

China scrambles to tame bike chaos

Bejing - A booming rental bike business has flooded China's streets with packs of cyclists, but their habit of going the wrong way and abandoning their rides anywhere is causing havoc.

Vintage cycling toasted in Italian wine country

Montalcino - The worlds of vintage wine and vintage cycling gently collided on Sunday as thousands of amateur enthusiasts took to the country lanes of southern Tuscany for the Eroica Montalcino cycling festival.

Cycling: Italy's Scarponi killed in training crash

Rome - Veteran Italian Michele Scarponi was killed on Saturday after colliding with a van while out training on his bike, his Astana team said, plunging the cycling world into mourning.

Want to live longer? Then cycle to work

Glasgow - Want to live longer? Reduce your risk of cancer? Lowe the chance of heart disease? The answer is to cycle to work, according to a new health study.

Cycling: Italy's Scarponi killed in training crash: team

Rome - Veteran Italian cyclist Michele Scarponi was killed on Saturday in a road accident while out training on his bike, his Astana team and Italian media said.

Italy's Scarponi killed in road accident: team

Rome - Veteran Italian cyclist Michele Scarponi was killed on Saturday in a road accident while out training on his bike, his Astana team and Italian media said.

Cyclists in Toronto need parking, and they need it now

Have you ever rolled through the lustrous core of downtown Toronto, cycling with more freedom of movement than a lot of the gridlock-laden traffic, and many times faster than the pedestrians?

Bush fire threatens Rio mountain bike venue

Rio De Janeiro - The Olympic Games mountain bike competition will go ahead as planned, officials said on Tuesday, despite a nearby bushfire threatening the venue.
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The Mall in London  the finishing straight for stage 3 of the Tour de France 2014 in the UK.
The Mall in London, the finishing straight for stage 3 of the Tour de France 2014 in the UK.
By Gusim (Own work), via Wikimedia Commons
Ellis Briggs  traditional hand built bicycle frames made in the same way since 1936.
Ellis Briggs, traditional hand built bicycle frames made in the same way since 1936.
Ellis Briggs  traditional hand built bicycle frames made in the same way since 1936.
Ellis Briggs, traditional hand built bicycle frames made in the same way since 1936.
Bikes and more bikes.
Bikes and more bikes.
Chris Hoy pictured at London parade of Olympic winners following Team GB s cycling successes at Beij...
Chris Hoy pictured at London parade of Olympic winners following Team GB's cycling successes at Beijing 2008
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Fuengirola held a bicycle ride to  move for clean air  - the writer s counterpart from Fuengirola TV...
Fuengirola held a bicycle ride to "move for clean air" - the writer's counterpart from Fuengirola TV was there with his tiny camera. :)
Ted Echols  Daltin Spears (left and center) expect to see about  five seconds  of their friend  Larr...
Ted Echols, Daltin Spears (left and center) expect to see about "five seconds" of their friend, Larry Thompson on Saturday's ride, as he conditions for upcoming triathlon events.
My Ellis Briggs bike.
My Ellis Briggs bike.
A cyclist in the Yorkshire Dales - courtesy Tour de France publicity
A cyclist in the Yorkshire Dales - courtesy Tour de France publicity
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Fuengirola held a bicycle ride to  move for clean air  on the last day of the European Mobility Week...
Fuengirola held a bicycle ride to "move for clean air" on the last day of the European Mobility Week - "Toro the Cyclist?"
SkyRide - a family day out.
SkyRide - a family day out.
Ellis Briggs  traditional hand built bicycle frames made in the same way since 1936.
Ellis Briggs, traditional hand built bicycle frames made in the same way since 1936.
Ellis Briggs  traditional hand built bicycle frames made in the same way since 1936.
Ellis Briggs, traditional hand built bicycle frames made in the same way since 1936.
With the roads closed to motor vehicles  everyone can join in the fun.
With the roads closed to motor vehicles, everyone can join in the fun.
File photo: Lance Armstrong finishing 3rd in Sète  taking over the Yellow Jersey at Grand Prix Midi...
File photo: Lance Armstrong finishing 3rd in Sète, taking over the Yellow Jersey at Grand Prix Midi Libre 2002.
Wikipedia / Creative Commons
SkyRide - cycling for all ages.
SkyRide - cycling for all ages.
The upside to all the hills are the moments of speed awaiting cyclists on their descents.
The upside to all the hills are the moments of speed awaiting cyclists on their descents.

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