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Top 10 cycling stories you might have missed this week

It's been another super busy week on two wheels - here's the cream of the crop.....

1. You will now be able to get bikes worth over £1,000 on the Cycle to Work scheme


Cycling Minister Michael Ellis has announced a revamp of Cycle to Work schemes, with new guidance released today by the Department of Transport(link is external) making it far easier for employers to offer bikes worth over £1,000. 
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2. Cyclist stands ground to stop car cutting junction on wrong side of the road

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It's happened before and it will happen again, but the latest attempt by a driver to head down the wrong side of the road to turn right at this junction in Regent's Park has been foiled by a very determined cyclist, who stood in the way for five minutes before the driver and unrepentant passenger eventually back up. What ensued in between is an oscar-worthy few minutes of sarcasm, name-calling and excuses. If you haven't seen it already, the video is solid gold. 
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3. Multiple fractures put Chris Froome out of Tour de France after Dauphiné crash

Froome Ineos Oakley 2019

Chris Froome sustained multiple injuries while warming up for the time trial at the Criterium du Dauphiné and will miss next month's Tour de France, which the four-time yellow jersey winner had been aiming to win for a record-equalling fifth time.
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4. Chris Froome set to be awarded 2011 Vuelta after Juan Jose Cobo receives doping ban

Wiggins Cobo and Froome on Vuelta podium

As get-well-soon presents to someone in hospital go, it beats a bunch of grapes or book of crossword puzzles – Chris Froome, still in intensive care after sustaining multiple fractures in a crash at the Criterium du Dauphiné, is set to be awarded the 2011 after the winner of the race, Juan Jose Cobo, was stripped of the title on Thursday due to irregularities in his biological passport.
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5. Pinarello launch 2020 bike collection - including the X-Light, costing £6,200 for the frameset

Pinarello Dogma F12 X-Light

Pinarello have officially unveiled their 2020 collection, and it includes a lighter version of the recently launched Dogma F12 and F12 disc suitably called the F12 X-Light. You might need to work a couple of extra shifts to get one though, as the price is £6,000 and £6,200 just for the rim and disc framesets respectively.  
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6. Near Miss of the Day 278: Driver reverses from driveway into path of cyclists

Occasionally in our Near Miss of the Day feature we'll highlight a video from abroad - we have readers all over the world - and this time we're heading to New Zealand for this footage showing a driver reversing out of their driveway and onto the road just as a group of cyclists arrive.
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7. Close pass driver stops and (wrongly) tells cyclist he must use cycle lane - huge row ensues

A cyclist has posted a video to YouTube showing a very close pass by a motorist who subsequently drove alongside him then got out of his car and, as well as issuing threats, repeatedly insisted (wrongly) that the rider must use an adjacent shared-use path.
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8. Naked Gun – Man turns up for World Naked Bike Ride in New Orleans with rifle and handgun

Naked Gun

New Orleans hosted its edition of the World Naked Bike Ride on Saturday – with one would-be participant persuaded to leave behind the rifle and handgun he had planned to bring with him on his bike. Only in 'Merica...
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9. Jeremy Clarkson complains at road closure after fatal crash - and gets educated by the police

Jeremy Clarkson on BBC The One Show

A tweet from Jeremy Clarkson complaining about the closure of a road in west London after a shocking crash early on Friday morning in which a man lost his life, with the collision apparently caused by drivers racing, has been met with replies from a number of police officers in both the capital and elsewhere explaining their work to him.
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10. Top tips on submitting good quality camera evidence to police

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If you capture poor driving on camera, how do you ensure the evidence you're submitting is good enough?Here, West Midlands Police Traffic Investigation Unit Manager Stuart Baker has given us some tips for submitting evidence.
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Arriving at in 2017 via 220 Triathlon Magazine, Jack dipped his toe in most jobs on the site and over at eBikeTips before being named the new editor of in 2020, much to his surprise. His cycling life began during his students days, when he cobbled together a few hundred quid off the back of a hard winter selling hats (long story) and bought his first road bike - a Trek 1.1 that was quickly relegated to winter steed, before it was sadly pinched a few years later. Creatively replacing it with a Trek 1.2, Jack mostly rides this bike around local cycle paths nowadays, but when he wants to get the racer out and be competitive his preferred events are time trials, sportives, triathlons and pogo sticking - the latter being another long story.  

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