Top 10 cycling stories you might have missed this week

The pick of the bunch from another action-packed week on two wheels in our road.cc recap…

1. E-bikes aren't cheating, says Sir Bradley Wiggins

2012 Tour de France winner says he has a new laid-back attitude to cycling - which apparently involves ensuring that two-hour rides are *precisely* two hours...
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2. London’s Bank Junction to be turned into festival space for World Car-Free Day

Bank Junction is to be transformed into a car-free festival space with a picnic area and music as part of this year’s World Car-Free Day. Formerly one of the capital’s most notorious junctions, road casualties halved at Bank Junction after traffic other than buses and bicycles was banned on weekdays in May 2017.
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3. Schwalbe launch new Pro One and Pro One TT ‘Tubeless Easy’ tyres, and revamp entire road range for 2020

Schwalbe promise much easier mounting and the full lower rolling resistance, better durability and lower weight shebang on their new Pro One Tubeless Easy. 
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4. Ribble CX SL launched - new carbon race-ready cyclocross bike priced from £1,299

#crossiscoming will soon be trending on social media as fans of the winter sport will soon start gearing up for the new season, and right on time for those shopping for a new race bike is the Ribble CX SL...
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5. Study finds that wearing a cycle helmet may diminish ability to assess risks

Wearing a cycle helmet may encourage people to feel safer and could therefore hamper their ability to make decisions related to risk-taking, according to a new study from Germany.
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6. Private car ownership unsustainable, warns House of Commons committee

A House of Commons select committee has warned that private car use is unsustainable if the UK is to meet targets to tackle climate change and is urging the government to invest in cycling and walking as well as public transport.
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7. Cyclik introduces gravel bike made from bamboo

France's Cyclik is now making bamboo gravel bikes which, like its other bikes, are custom made from material grown in the country.
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8. What bike for Paris-Brest-Paris? As 1,200km randonnée gets underway, we look at the bikes being ridden

It’s one of the biggest and most famous long-distance cycling events in the world, and it took place this week. It’s Paris-Brest-Paris, a 1,200km randonnée that truly challenges stamina and mental fortitude...
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9. Bontrager releases new top-level XXX road shoe

Trek's sub-brand Bontrager has officially announced the new version of its XXX road shoe that we first spotted on the feet of Trek-Segafredo team riders at the Tour de France.  
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10. 20 stunning bespoke bikes at the Enve Builders Summit incl. Prova, Speedvagen, English Cycles, Sarto, Mosaic, Alchemy and more

Finally here’s a gallery of 20 beautiful custom handmade bikes for your viewing pleasure this weekend, thanks to the Enve Builders Summit held in Ogden, Utah recently.
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After cobbling together a few hundred quid during his student days off the back of a hard winter selling hats (long story), Jack bought his first road bike at the age of 20 and has been hooked ever since. He was Staff Writer at 220 Triathlon magazine for two years before joining road.cc in 2017, and reports on all things tech as well as editing the road.cc live blog. He is also the news editor of our electric-powered sister site eBikeTips. Jack's preferred events are time trials, sportives, triathlons and pogo sticking (the latter being another long story), and on Sunday afternoons he can often be found on an M5 service station indulging in his favourite post-race meal of 20 chicken nuggets, a sausage roll, caramel shortbread and a large strawberry milkshake. 

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