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Scottish endurance cyclist Mark Beaumont gears up to smash 132 year penny farthing record

Record-breaking Scottish cyclist Mark Beaumont has ramped up training as he prepares to smash another world record but this time atop a vintage bike.

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Nik Olliver and Richard Newton are preparing to tandem cycle 2000km from Edinburgh to Budapest

Couple cycle to Budapest on tandem for Alzheimer’s charity

An adventurous couple are hoping to look just as sweet on the street as Daisy after an epic trek across Europe on a bicycle made for two.

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Katie and John Archibald celebrate winning their medals on the Gold Coast

Commonwealth Games 2018: Archibalds put pedals to the medals

Rarely does a silver medal upstage a gold but when said Commonwealth Games gong is won by a rider who only touched a track bike less than a year ago, the champ can 
understand. That’s the case for the Archibald siblings.

Cycling

Commonwealth Games 2018: Neil Fachie storms to first gold for Scotland

SCOTLAND have their first gold medal of the Commonwealth Games after Neil Fachie powered his way to gold in the men’s blind and visually impaired 1,000m time trial.

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The vast majority of bike thefts in Scotland go unsolved.

Majority of bike thefts in Scotland go unsolved

The overwhelming majority of bicycle thefts in Scotland go unsolved, new figures have shown.

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Scottish cyclist Katie Archibald. Picture: Jeff Holmes

10 Scottish athletes poised to win medals at the Commonwealth Games

From the largest team ever to travel away, Scotland has a coterie of athletes ready and able to win medals and here are ten in a good position to shine on the Gold Coast, writes Moira Gordon

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

Callum Skinner hits out at doping, and the dangers of social media in candid interview

Olympic champ Callum Skinner has spoken out about his dyslexia, the pressure that comes with stepping into Sir Chris Hoy’s shoes and the constant battle to keep sport free from cheats.

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Helen Martin: Cyclists at risk on our booby-trapped roads

EDINBURGH City Council has paid out almost £66,000 in compensation to cyclists who have suffered accidents because of potholes over the last five years.

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Jonathan Wale has 'questioned everything' about the mechanics of his sport. Pic: Jeff Holmes

Jonathan Wale wants at least silver – but he’ll only do it his way

It’s difficult to say precisely what gives Jonny Wale his endearingly singular status in cycling.

Cycling
New traffic signals which give cyclists a head-start ahead of other traffic are being proposed under the latest plans for safety improvements along Edinburgh's tram route.

In full: Early cycle signal lights to be installed at the following locations

Cyclists would get a head start at traffic light junctions along the tram route in Edinburgh under new plans to improve road safety after the death of cyclist last year.

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PLANS: Kezia Dugdale wants to prioritise the velodrome

Kezia Dugdale demands action on Edinburgh velodrome delays

LABOUR’S Kezia Dugdale today urged council chiefs to get on and build a promised new velodrome for the Capital after the project was paused.

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Sean Flynn wins the British Cyclo-cross title

Sean Flynn wins the British Cyclo-cross title

Edinburgh cyclist Sean Flynn is relishing the opportunity to test himself against the best age-group riders in the world after powering his way to the British Junior Cyclo-cross title at Hetton Lyons Country Park in Sunderland.

Cycling

Video: Edinburgh’s new electric bike hire given a test ride

Effortlessly pedalling up one of Edinburgh’s steepest streets proved not just a novelty for me but for others too.

Transport
Cycling: Callum Skinner returns to action with bronze medal

Cycling: Callum Skinner returns to action with bronze medal

Injury may have stunted his TISSOT UCI Track World Cup preparations, but Callum Skinner was back where he belongs at the weekend – standing on the podium with a medal.

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Callum Skinner

Callum Skinner in race to be fit for Manchester

Capital cyclist Callum Skinner is targeting a return to competitive action next weekend when the second round of the UCI Track World Cup takes place in Manchester.

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Danny MacAskill riding in Edinburgh

Video: Stunt cyclist Danny MacAskill has tallied up over £1m

CYCLIST Danny MacAskill’s has raked in more than £1 million from his daredevil stunts, new figures have revealed.

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Callum Skinner is part of an 18-strong Great Britain team heading to Berlin

Callum Skinner wins GB call-up for Euros cycling

Capital cyclist Callum Skinner will travel to Germany later this month as part of an 18-strong Great Britain team for the UEC European Track Championships, the first major competition of the season.

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The 34-year-old Scotsman set a new world record for circumnavigating the globe on a bike when he arrived at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris today. Picture: Getty Images

Mark Beaumont smashes 80-day around the world cycle record

Ultra-endurance cyclist Mark Beaumont says he feels elation and “utter relief” after obliterating the record for travelling around the world on a bike.

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Mark Beaumont is spending 16 hours a day on his bike as he looks to beat the world circumnavigation record.

Scots adventurer cycles 7,031 miles into the record books

It is a gruelling adventure which tests the durability of one man’s body and mind, but Scottish endurance cyclist Mark Beaumont has already written his name into the history books as he seeks to beat the world record for circumnavigating the globe.

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The riders set off fro St Giles. Pic: Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

Big crowds see Tour of Britain start

Edinburgh’s festival goers were replaced by cycling fans when the eight-day OVO Energy Tour of Britain set off from the Capital.

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