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11 things we've learnt this week

Interesting and odd facts and figures from the past seven days on road.cc

1. Bradley Wiggins competed in the Ghent Six Day last week 18 years after he first raced it.
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2. The Netherlands has a National Headwind Championships that’s held in at least force 7 conditions.
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3. You can buy a 140mm disc brake rotor that’s made from carbon-fibre and weighs just 32g.
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4. Cyclists in Brussels are now allowed to ignore red lights.
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5. World Bicycle Relief deployed 64,500 bikes last year.
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6. A squirrel can take you off your bike.
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7. Herne Hill Velodrome will get a £7,000 espresso coffee machine if it helps a software company attain 1,500 new followers on Twitter.
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8. Emus sometimes chase cyclists. 
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9. Last weekend’s Cyclocross World Cup, due to be held in Koksijde in Belgium, was the first to be cancelled in 14 years.
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10. You can get a bike racing board game that takes into account mechanicals, dropped bike exchanges, and secret historical team strategies.
Find out more here.

 

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11. Bike clothing company Le Col is aiming to raise £1m via the CrowdCube crowdfunding platform.
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 road.cc 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 pushing 50, he's riding road and gravel bikes most days for fun and fitness rather than training for competitions.

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