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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.

Security stepped up at Tour de France

Bourg-saint-and - Tour de France security measures have been stepped up for Friday's 13th stage following the killing of at least 84 people in a terror attack in Nice on Thursday night.

Spain doping case decision threatens to expose more sportstars

Madrid - A Spanish court on Tuesday reversed a decision to destroy blood bags seized as part of the Operation Puerto doping scandal, which may allow authorities to identify more sport stars implicated in the high-profile case.

France extends post-attacks state of emergency to cover Euro 2016

Paris - France's parliament approved Thursday a two-month extension of the state of emergency, in place since November's jihadist attacks, to cover the Euro 2016 football tournament and Tour de France.

France extends state of emergency for Euro 2016, Tour de France

Paris - France's parliament voted on Tuesday to extend a state of emergency in place since November's jihadist attacks to the end of July to cover the Euro 2016 football tournament and Tour de France.

France to extend emergency for Euro 2016, Tour de France: PM

Paris - France plans to extend a state of emergency declared after the Paris terror attacks to cover the period of the Euro 2016 football tournament and the Tour de France cycle race, Prime Minister Manuel Valls said Wednesday.

Electric bike revolution spinning profits for Dutch firms

Dieren - On the busy assembly line at Gazelle, one of the top Dutch bike manufacturers, a quiet revolution is taking place: mixed with wheels, brakes and saddles are now batteries and engines.

Walrus Talks: What should the future of transportation look like? Special

Toronto - Getting people moving is a critical issue for virtually anyone living in a big city. For its latest Walrus Talks event, the magazine had plenty of transportation experts on hand, but a food security expert and even a futurist spoke too.

Spanish police find bike stolen during Tour of Spain

Madrid - Spanish police said Sunday they found a bike worth around 12,000 euros ($13,600) that was stolen from an Australian rider in the Tour of Spain for sale in a second hand shop for just 120 euros.

Scouts cycling 3,900 miles to battle cancer

Boy scouts in the U.S. are midway through a 10-week cross-country journey to raise awareness and funds for cancer research. The intrepid scouts complete the task on August 18 in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina.

Teen hands himself in after Tour de France barrier smashed

Paris - A 16-year-old youth handed himself in to police on Monday, confessing to smashing through barriers on the Tour de France route in Paris, sparking gunshots from security services hours before the finish of the famed race.

Manhunt in Paris after car smashes Tour de France barrier

Paris - French police were searching Sunday for the driver of a car that smashed through a security barrier in central Paris near the finish line of cycling's Tour de France.

Dutch police to disrupt Tour de France in pay row

Den Haag - Dutch police are planning protests to disrupt the first two stages of the Tour de France in the Netherlands on July 4 and 5, their union, which is demanding better pay, said on Wednesday.

London testing cyclist detection systems for traffic lights

Transport for London is to install special cyclist detection systems at traffic lights throughout the city in an effort to make cycling safer. Traffic lights will know how many cyclists are waiting and adjust timings so they have longer to get away in.

Get your kicks on Bicycle Route 66

Most know the history behind the iconic Route 66 highway that runs across the USA. Now Adventure Cycling's 2,493-mile bicycle route will revitalize the “Main Street of America” — this time with travelling cyclists

Justice on two wheels in the heart of London

London - "Foul!" yells Lewis Dediare from his bicycle before brandishing a red card in the face of a dumbfounded delivery driver.

Op-Ed: Another life-career change for former banker turned handyman Special

San Anselmo - Shortly after turning 40, San Anselmo resident and bank executive, Steve Vance turned away from the corporate world and started his own business called "FixIt" Property Repair and Prep.

Utrecht to host 2015 Tour de France start

Paris - The route for the 2015 Tour de France, the world’s greatest cycle race, was unveiled Wednesday at the Grand Palais in Paris. The 102nd running of the Tour de France will start from Utrecht, Holland's "bicycle city," on Jul. 4, 2014.

Bike constructors' challenge searches for innovative pioneers

Five teams of creative engineers are being sought for the Bespoked Constructors' Challenge, an event in the UK next year that aims to showcase the diverse range of bespoke bikes available.

UK cyclists call on government to fund safer cycling

At a breakfast event during Monday’s Conservative party conference, representatives from a coalition of UK biking groups called upon the government to provide better funding for cycling schemes.

Injured teen cyclist allowed home after year in hospital Special

In July 2013, 15-year-old Ryan Smith sustained a serious brain injury after colliding with a van whilst cycling. After spending over a year in hospital, he was allowed to return home earlier this week.
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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.
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Malmo  Sweden: Bicycle parking outside Malmo Central Station
Malmo, Sweden: Bicycle parking outside Malmo Central Station
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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.
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Jeannie Longo (screenshot from BFM TV report)
Tour de France  Peloton  9 July 2005  ascending the Cote de Bad Herrenalb
Tour de France, Peloton, 9 July 2005, ascending the Cote de Bad Herrenalb
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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.
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.
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.
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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 - "0% CO² 100% OK".
The fun at Bradford s SkyRide wasn t just about cycling. Bands played  street food was consumed with...
The fun at Bradford's SkyRide wasn't just about cycling. Bands played, street food was consumed with relish and some people even tested their mountain climbing skills.
Map showing the location of the first three stages of the Tour de France 2014 in the UK
Map showing the location of the first three stages of the Tour de France 2014 in the UK
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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.
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.
Playing amongst the water fountains in the city square proved popular with many of the riders.
Playing amongst the water fountains in the city square proved popular with many of the riders.
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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SkyRide - a family day out.
SkyRide - a family day out.
Paul shows me an Ellis Briggs  traditional hand built bicycle frame ready to be built up for an expe...
Paul shows me an Ellis Briggs, traditional hand built bicycle frame ready to be built up for an expectant customer.
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