Obituary: Farewell to Whanganui national champion cyclist Geoff Lankow

Whanganui has lost its most successful male road cyclist with the death of Geoff Lankow in the Wairarapa. Terence Geoffrey Lankow died on Thursday in Wharekaka, Martinborough, age 85. Lankow won the New Zealand elite men’s road cycling championship in Mosgiel in the 1965-66 season, a period when the country possessed some fine riders including […]

From Tooting to the Tirol: a family cycle trip by train | Travel

From Tooting to the Tirol: a family cycle trip by train | Travel

I’d like to take credit for the brilliant notion of travelling by train to our summer holiday in Italy, but it was my wife who came up with the idea. By family consensus, our two best holidays ever have involved either overnight trains (Moscow to St Petersburg and back) or cycling (along the Danube) and […]

8 cycling gadgets from the CES tech show 2020

8 cycling gadgets from the CES tech show 2020

There are always some interesting bike-related products at the CES consumer technology show in Las Vegas, and here are the most notable from this year’s event. Of course, the word ‘interesting’ can cover a lot of different things… Benjilock bike lock  Benjilock now offers U-locks that you can open using biometric technology – it recognises […]

From Um Qais to Aqaba: cycling 730 kilometres through Jordan

“Go cycling in Jordan,” they said. “It’s fine for beginners.” I’m just a few hours into my biking adventure when it dawns on me that Jordanians are fond of storytelling. After a warm-up cycle of 40 kilometres, we’ve stopped – nay collapsed – at the side of a dirt road, after puffing our way up […]

Live blog: Rohan Dennis says he nearly developed eating disorder trying to transform into GC contender; Most pointless cycle lane ever?; Aussie cyclist cops $915 fine for cycling offences; Get a Boris Bike named after you; Cycling in Paris up 54% + more

New South Wales cyclist landed with $915 fine for three incidents in one go Arguably Australia has far more pressing things to be worrying about at the moment, but a Sydney cyclist has took to Facebook to share photos of three separate fines he racked up in just a day to act as a warning to […]