Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

May 17, 2016

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Seven talking points from the first week of the 2016 Giro d’Italia; Alexey Tsatevich ejected from Giro d’Italia by his own Katusha team; “Feeling good again,” Degenkolb returns to stage racing in California, unsure about Tour participation; Faces of the Future: Eight things to know about Tao Geoghegan Hart; NBC Sports Group renews TV and streaming rights for Tour of California through 2019; Worldwide Ride of Silence set for Wednesday; Sinead O’Connor missing after leaving for bike ride; On-board footage from Amgen Tour of California, stage 1; Inside the BMC team bus; Satirical video shows dangerous bike lanes in Manchester; Man tells Danny MacAskill he has “Wee bit to go before you’re Danny MacAskill”

Worldwide Ride of Silence set for Wednesday

by CyclingTips

The Ride of Silence began in 2003 as a one-time event to honour a cyclist killed while riding and nearly 1,000 people participated. Since then, the third Wednesday of May has become an annual silent processional to honour all cyclists killed or injured while riding all around the world.

Start of the 2015 in Berlin. Courtesy: Ride of Silence

This year’s event is scheduled for this Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. local time and is comprised of 357 event across 20 countries.

The Ride of Silence is a free ride open to any cyclist with a helmet. The processional rides no faster than 12 mph, follows the rules of the road and all participants remain silent during the entire ride. There are no national sponsors and no registration fees with the organisation existing only through donations and volunteers.

Held during National Bike Month in the U.S., it aims to raise the awareness of motorists, police and city officials that cyclists have a legal right to the public roadways, while showing respect for and honouring the lives of those who have been killed or injured.

Click through to read more at Ride of Silence.