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11 things we’ve learnt this week

Cool stuff that we've found out on over the past seven days...

1. There’s such a thing as the Pump Battle World Series where having a chain on your bike is usually banned.
Find out more here. 

Mark Cavendish MSR 2012 (© Simon MacMichael)2. The curse of the world champion’s rainbow jersey is a myth. Or is it? 
Find out more here. 


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3. Two Team Sky riders can power 5,000 fairy lights.
Find out more here. 

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4. It’s possible to draw a snowman with a Strava trail. 
Find out more here. 
Star Wars compression  - 1.jpg5. There are compression base layers out there with stormtrooper and Darth Vader themes. 
Find out more here. 


Met Sine Thesis Nightlites  - 2.jpg6. You can get a bike helmet that glows in the dark.
Find out more here. 


Andrew Nicholson in Australia (via Facebook).jpg7. A New Zealander has circumnavigated the globe by bike in 123 days.
Find out more here. 

Sir Bradley Wiggins exits bus at start of Tour de Yorkshire 2015 (picture Simon Wilkinson, SWPix)8. Bradley Wiggins is going to guest-edit BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.
Find out more here. 

9. Cycling is the most damaging thing for London since the Blitz. Allegedly.
Find out more here.

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10. You can ride trials on a fatbike.
Find out more here. 

11. A former Coronation Street star has been accused of wrecking a £2,000 bike when he hopped on it to chase after Johnny Vegas.
Find out more here. 

Mat has been in cycling media since 1996, on titles including BikeRadar, Total Bike, Total Mountain Bike, What Mountain Bike and Mountain Biking UK, and he has been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. Mat has been technical editor for over a decade, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer. Now over 50, he's riding road and gravel bikes most days for fun and fitness rather than training for competitions.

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barbarus | 546 posts | 7 years ago

I would love to ride that pump track!

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