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Cyclist to pedal 100-year-old bike 700 miles

Cycle insurance may be a wise investment for one man who is planning to pedal more than 700 miles on a 100-year-old bike. Rich Kelly is set to ride a three-seated bicycle known as a triplet with three friends from London to Switzerland, as reported by the Newbury and Thatcham Chronicle. The unusual mode of transport has already helped the … More

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Hydration ‘key to avoiding sports injuries’

Drinking plenty of fluids is vital if sporting enthusiasts wish to avoid injury, one expert has advised. Chartered physiotherapist Sammy Margo explained how keeping well hydrated will help people to protect their muscles from tearing. Meanwhile, a lack of fluids also affects an individual's "thinking, judgement and balance", it was noted. "Just staying hydrated can make all the difference – … More

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Bradley Wiggins calls for mandatory cycle helmets

Cycling champion Bradley Wiggins has provoked a row of whether helmets should be compulsory for those using bikes. The Olympic gold medal winner called for a new law making headwear a must when cycling to be passed, after a man was killed in an accident outside the Olympic Park. "Cycling's a dangerous sport … and London is a busy city … More

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Oxford council considering cycle safety schemes
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New proposals being considered by Oxford City Council may result in the reduction of cycle insurance claims in the city. The Oxford Mail reports how the local authority is looking for ways to make the city safer for its bikers. One suggestion is to install two cycle lanes under Botley Road railway bridge, but the project would cost £15,000 and … More

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Brits turn out en masse to cheer on Mark Cavendish
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Following the success of the Olympic opening ceremony, more than a million spectators lined the streets of London on Saturday (July 28th), to cheer on cyclist Mark Cavendish. The Brit was watched by eager fans who hoped to see the athlete bring home a medal for the country. Armed with picnic hampers and deckchairs, many individuals had hoped to be … More

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Teens cycle 250 miles for charity
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Cycle insurance may have been invested in by three teenagers who have taken part in a 250-mile charity ride. Joshua Smallwood, Will Kiely and William Robinson told the Bridport News how they decided to complete the challenge to raise money for sick and disabled children. The trio set off from London and pedalled to Paris, where they completed their journey … More

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Welsh teen plans two-day charity cycle ride
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A sixth former who is planning to undertake a sponsored bike ride may want to invest in cycle insurance before departing on a journey from Llandudno to Cardiff. Tim Burrow told the North Wales Weekly News how he was inspired to undertake the challenge after hearing about the courage of members of the armed forces fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. … More

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Banbury cycle project brings skills to teens
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A new project has been launched in Banbury that aims to help school leavers gain confidence and learn life skills. Since February, about 80 bikes have been collected from Alkerton Household Waste Recycling Centre and restored to former glory by apprentices, the Banbury Cake reports. Cary Johnston, who helps coordinate the work at the Banbury Youth Centre, said: "It is … More

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Dad pedals 1,100 miles to attend graduation
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A dad from Poland travelled 1,100 miles over ten days to attend his daughter's graduation from Portsmouth University. Jerzy Jablonska may have been wise to invest in cycle insurance before setting off on his epic journey, as it saw him pass through five countries to get to the UK, the Sun reports. The 55-year-old spent 12 hours a day pedalling … More

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