May 11th will be Global Women’s Cycle Day, with women in 30 countries riding in solidarity. The ride honours the past, celebrates the present and “the riders who keep it rolling, bringing women’s racing to the forefront, pushing the limits, breaking down barriers and sharing the love of the bike with everyone along the way” […]
A new women’s cycling race will conclude at the Champs-Élysées on 27 July, the final day of the 2014 Tour de France. The first-ever ‘La Course by le Tour de France’ is part of the International Cycling Union’s elite women’s calendar.
The world’s longest tandem was built in 2010 by a group of Dutch engineering students from Delft Technical University, headed by Teije Meier and Jan Bart Brink, beating the previous record set by an 85-foot bike in Italy in 1998. The Dutch bike had to be lifted by crane into the start position, then the […]
High wheelers – also known as penny-farthings – featuring one large and one tiny wheel, were the standard bike from the 1860s to the 1880s. Though invented to minimise the bumps of the rutted roads, they were difficult to ride and very dangerous. Nevertheless, a young American, Thomas Stevens, after buying a black-enamelled Columbia 50-inch […]