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The Secret Pro: Greedy rider agents, Cavendish's comeback, and rider safety

Get the latest from our anonymous insider, The Secret Pro.

Carr crash at Tirreno-Adriatico reignites safety concerns

The young Briton was lucky to avoid serious injury.

E3 SaxoBank Classic implements new barriers

The E3 SaxoBank Classic will use innovative new barriers to increase safety in the final kilometer of the race. The barriers also prevent...

JRA with the Angry Asian: Should we be considering full-face road helmets?

I’ve been thinking a lot about facial injuries lately — partially due to my mishap last July in Belgium just prior to the Tour de France ...

Can you be sued for causing a group ride crash?

You’re out on your regular morning bunch ride, surrounded by dozens of other riders; some you know, others you don’t. The bunch approache...

Melbourne is getting its first Dutch-style protected intersection for cyclists

The Victorian government has announced that the state's first-ever protected intersection will be built at the corner of Albert Street an...

Blincclip is an emergency backup for your light, and it fits in your wallet

Sometimes it’s the simplest ideas that make the most sense. Case in point: Blincclip, a simple, double-sided flat card of reflective mate...

Single-rider crashes are more common than you'd expect

A question for you: what’s most likely to cause you to crash while riding on the road? Chances are you’re most afraid of being hit by a c...

New independent test ranks bicycle helmet safety

Bicycle helmet manufacturers are currently restricted from being able to claim exactly how safe their helmets actually are; they’re only ...

A mother’s worries as my daughter starts biking

“Mum, when can I start riding to school by myself?” my daughter asked me one day. We were returning from school, me walking in a sling an...

Purpose and peace: My perfect year of cycling

Five years can seem like a lifetime. I say this because that’s how long ago I had the idea to report, write, and publish a feature story ...

The ABCs of awareness: Bontrager's mission to make cyclists more visible

In interactions between vehicles and cyclists, being seen is all-important. Now, with a weight of research backing them, Bontrager are on...

Bike lanes, road diets, and fake news: The bizarre story of Westside Walkers

The most important industry in the city of Los Angeles is the manufacturing of stories. An entity that is geographic and macroeconomic an...

Commentary: As cyclists, this is what we're up against

I’m not ashamed to admit that I spent a lot of time thinking about how and why people hate cyclists. I see and hear the rancor when I’m p...

Spring 2017 Women’s Product Picks: Fi'zi:k, Giro, Mavic, Bontrager, Lumos and Topical Edge

It’s been a long and dreary winter and spring for many North Americans as the rainy months just kept going and going. But now that spring...

See and be seen: What every cyclist needs to know about daytime running lights

Visibility on the road was once considered the antithesis of coolness on the road. However, growing safety concerns revolving around driv...

CyclingTips Podcast, Episode 19: On safety testing and custom builders

Larger bicycle manufacturers subject their bikes to all sorts of objective laboratory testing, for a wide range of purposes. On the one h...

Origins: How airplane seats turned into Koroyd’s quest for safer bike helmets

Expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam has been the predominant energy-absorbing material for bicycle helmets for decades. It’s light, comparati...

Blueprint for rider safety: The measures the pro riders’ association wants the UCI to adopt

Responding to recent accidents in the peloton, including several crashes in the closing kilometres of races plus the motorbike accidents ...

Marianne Vos calls for more awareness and safety in the peloton

Reflecting on her scary crash at Dwars door de Westhoek a few weeks ago, Vos today put out a call to safety on her blog, asking cyclists ...

How to navigate insurance, police and legal aspects after a collision

As much as we all love riding on empty country roads on blue sky days, most of the riding we do involves some interaction with other road...