Hilly Lisbon launches electric bike share system in bid to solve congestion

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The centre of Lisbon is notoriously hilly, stopping many people from choosing cycling as a form of transport. Can e-bikes encourage an uptake of pedal power? Wander around Lisbons city centre with its vertiginous cobbled streets, treacherous enough on foot in the rain, its hard to imagine cycling ever taking off. Some streets are so […]


Pedal-ins and car burials: what happened to America’s forgotten 1970s cycle boom?

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Bicycle madness once saw US bike sales outstrip cars, and spawned ambitious plans for 100,000 miles of cycle paths. Then the music stopped The bicycles biggest wave of popularity in its 154-year history, gushed Time magazine in 1970 at the start of Americas five-year love affair with the bike. Some 64 million fellow travellers are […]


Bradley Wiggins faces a fight for his reputation in wake of Wada hack

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Questions surround Tour de France winner and British Olympic champions use of medical certificates for banned substances Just last month Bradley Wiggins, the first British man to win the Tour de France, was basking in the glory of becoming the countrys most decorated Olympian at another glittering Games for Team GBs cyclists. Now he faces […]


Nairo Quintana resists Chris Froome challenge to win Vuelta a Espaa

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The Colombian Nairo Quintana added the Vuelta a Espaa crown to his previous Giro dItalia victory, with Britains Chris Froome finishing runner-up Nairo Quintana won the Vuelta a Espaa on Sunday, adding the title to the Saturdays decisive mountain stage. Following custom, Froome did not challenge Quintana on the traditional ride into the Spanish capital […]