Your Wednesday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

April 19, 2017

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Dennis takes stage win, Pinot leads at Tour of the Alps; Modolo sprints to win at Tour of Croatia opener; Gilbert out of Giro d’Italia; Greg Van Avermaet felt ‘let down by the team’ at Amstel Gold Race; 2018 UCI Road World Championship course could be toughest in history; Western Australia to push for new laws for cyclist safety; Appeal denied for driver who made gun gesture at cyclist, BBC presenter; Community rallies to replace bike stolen from elderly woman; Video: Riders ride through roundabout at Tour of Croatia; Video: Canyon/SRAM ready for La Fléche Wallonne; Video: 2017 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup; Video: Don’t Forget Fun with Team Wooly Mammoth.

Community rallies to replace bike stolen from elderly woman

by CyclingTips

Mary Hampton, 89, from Berkhamsted in Hertfordshire, had her bike stolen while she was shopping. While she admits it was silly to leave it unlocked, she told the BBC that she never had in 85 years. After her plight was shared on social media she was flooded with offers to replace her bike.

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Her local cycling club, the Berkhamsted Cycling Club, has since loaned her a bicycle “for as long as I need it,” she said.

And she now also have a lock.

“One bad action happened, but think of the wonderful kindness and caring that’s come from it,” she said.

Click through to read more at the BBC.