A petition signed by 118 Italian Members of Parliament nominating the Afghanistan Cycling Federation’s women’s cycling team for the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize has been delivered, by bike, to the Italian embassy in Oslo, Norway.
China’s sports industry is on the cusp of a boom unlike anything previously seen. But even with trillions of yuan on the line, will cycling be a beneficiary or just a second-tier sport ailing behind basketball and football?
Spectrum Worldwide, the Singapore-based event management company which owns and operates several mass participation cycling events, including the hugely-successful OCBC Cycle Singapore, this week launched ‘Cycle Asia’; a regional concept promising to give amateur cyclists access to closed-roads events in some of Asia’s biggest cities.
Dubai’s cycling ‘master plan’ was officially extended by another 18 kilometres last week, as Sheikh Mansour Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum opened a new dedicated cycling track on Al Qudra Road. In most countries, such infrastructure might get a few column inches; in Dubai, that’s not how things are done. Cue the extravagant video.
For the UCI, local knowledge and expertise has been crucial in taking the first Tour of Beijing WorldTour road cycling race from concept to reality. The same applies for visiting cyclists that plan to navigate Beijing’s traffic and massive urban sprawl. Local rider Shannon Bufton took me out on an early morning ride into the … Continue reading
Formed in 2000, FHL (Flying Hairy Legs) is an eclectic group of expat and local Chinese road cyclists braving the often-hazardous ring roads, secondary motorways and city streets of Shanghai’s urban sprawl, whilst providing a great starting-point for travelers and newbies wondering where the hell to start.