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Young Musselburgh cycling champion Ben Forsyth dies

Tributes have poured in after the sudden death of young cycling champion Ben Forsyth from Musselburgh.

Edinburgh
Naomi Freireich was victorious in Slovakia

City cyclist Naomi Freireich’s 24-hour power seals European title

Naomi Freireich isn’t your average cyclist.

Cycling
Tom Megaughin, who had his bike stolen from the stair in the Easter Road tenement

Capital bike crime rockets by 50 per cent in a year

A SURGE in bicycle thefts across the Capital has seen cases shoot up 47 per cent in the last year alone, newly obtained figures reveal.

Crime
Bealach Na Ba is arguably the toughest hill climb for cyclists in Scotland (Photo: Shutterstock)

7 of the best cycling hill climbs in Scotland

Take your cycling to the next level with one of these hill climbs.

News
Callum Skinner wants tougher sanctions for drug cheats

Edinburgh cyclist Callum Skinner wants life bans for drugs cheats

Edinburgh cyclist Callum Skinner has called for tougher sanctions on athletes caught doping to help in the battle to rid sport of cheats.

Cycling
Record-breaking long-distance cyclist Mark Beaumont prepares to take on the R.White's Lemonade Penny Farthing One Hour World Record next month at the World Cycling Revival festival. Pic: Ben Queenborough

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.

Edinburgh
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.

News
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.

Cycling
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.

Transport
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

Bowls
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.

News

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.

Opinion
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.

Transport
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.

Politics
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.

Cycling
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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