Edinburgh to host Tour of Britain 2017 ‘Grand Depart’

THE Capital is set to welcome some of the world’s top road cyclists as the first stage of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain gets under way on the streets of the city in September.

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Sir Chris Hoy tries out the 'ski-bike'. Picture: Twitter/@chrishoy

Sir Chris Hoy takes up ‘bike skiing’

AFTER switching cycling for motor racing, Sir Chris Hoy is back on two wheels again - but now with a ski attached.

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Callum Skinner will compete in the Keirin and the individual sprint

Callum Skinner goes for gold at UCI Track World Championships

Capital cycling star Callum Skinner will have two gold medal opportunities at the UCI Track World Championships which start today in Hong Kong.

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Oliphant makes solid debut for Wheelbase Altura in Yorkshire

Lothians cyclist Evan Oliphant had a solid debut for his new team Wheelbase Altura, crossing the line in the leading bunch at the Klondike Grand Prix in Yorkshire, the opening round of the HSBC Spring Series.

Mark Beaumont announces his Round The World in 80 days cycle challenge.  Pic: Toby Williams

Mark Beaumont to attempt round the world cycle in 80 days

It is a record first attempted by Jules Verne’s fictional hero Phileas Fogg when a new railway route in India made it possible to travel around the entire world in just 80 days.

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Evan Oliphant switches gear to sign for Wheelbase Altura

Lothians cyclist Evan Oliphant will race in the colours of the Wheelbase Altura team this season after moving from Team Raleigh where he had four successful seasons.

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Olympic champion Callum Skinner back on the podium

Capital cyclist Callum Skinner made a solid return to competitive action with two podium finishes at the Alkmaar International Sprint meeting in Holland as he assessed his fitness ahead of major challenges.

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Haston and McGlynn post qualifying times for Commonwealth Games

Lothians cyclist Louise Haston laid down a marker for Commonwealth Games selection when she piloted visually impaired cyclist Aileen McGlynn to land paracycling gold in the 200 metres flying lap and silver in the kilometre time trial at the British Track Championships in Manchester.

A new cycle lane on Leith Walk on the pavement which has a lamp post in the middle of it. Picture; Greg Macvean

Lamppost in the middle of new Leith Walk cycle lane

HOW many council bosses does it take to remove a lamppost?

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Bill Lothian’s Community Sport: Cycle speedway, Warrender swimming

Bill Lothian’s Community Sport in the Evening News, only at your newsagent on Tuesday.

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Evan Oliphant and Phil Trodden are Edinburgh’s main cycling medal hopes

A strong contingent of Capital cyclists will line up at the Scottish Track Championships in Glasgow, among them a host of medal contenders.

Callum Skinner impressed in one of the Keirin heats. Pic: PA

Cycling: Third place for Callum Skinner on return

Capital cyclist Callum Skinner continued his return to racing following his Olympic triumph when he contested the second round of the Revolution Series in Manchester.

Danny MacAskill filmed a video for Red Bull at the Playboy Mansion in Beverley Hills.

Danny MacAskill admits 'honest mistake' over Playboy Mansion visit

His death-defying stunts and spectacular videos on his bike have won him millions of fans around the world.

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Ellie Richardson will compete at San Quentin-en-Yvelines Velodrome

Richardson to line up for GB at European Track Championships

Edinburgh Road Club cyclist Ellie Richardson will race in Great Britain colours at the UEC European Track Championships at the Saint Quentin-en-Yvelines Velodrome near Paris next week.


Bill Lothian’s Community Sport: Chris Hoy award, East cricket awards, cycle speedway

Bill Lothian’s Community Sport in the Evening News, only at your newsagent on Tuesday.

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Gold medallist Callum Skinner returns to action in Glasgow

Capital star Callum Skinner will return to competitive action when he lines up for round two of the Revolution Series at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome in Glasgow on Saturday.

Callum Skinner at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Picture: Getty

Callum Skinner: I want to prove to people my asthma is real

I heard that my therapeutic
use exemptions (TUEs) had been hacked when our team doctor came and told me early last week. A minute later my phone rang: UK Anti-Doping confirming that my records were in the latest batch released by the Fancy Bears.

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Olympic Cyclist gold and silver medal winner Callum Skinner. Picture: Greg Macvean

Callum Skinner releases medical records after being hacked

Callum Skinner – the gold and silver medallist in cycling at the Rio Olympics and one of the athletes whose medical data has been hacked by a group known as the Fancy Bears – has released medical information dating back to when he was five years old to prove he was the victim of a smear.

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The Countess of Wessex trains ahead of her cycling 445 miles in September from the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh to Buckingham Palace. Picture; PA

Palace to Palace: Countess admits nerves ahead of 450-mile cycle

The Countess of Wessex admitted to having some nerves as she embarked on an epic 450-mile palace-to-palace bike ride.

Callum Skinner with his gold medal. Picture: Greg Macvean

Olympic cyclist Callum Skinner on adjusting to fame

IT’S been a month of victory, disbelief and exhaustion for Callum Skinner that will go down in history.

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