Cycling news


BMC Racing team owner Andy Rihs dies aged 75

19 April 2018
BMC Racing's main backer and long-time sponsor in cycling, Andy Rihs died Wednesday evening from ongoing health issues. The Swiss businessman was 75 years old. Rihs's hearing aid company backed Team Phonak from 2000 to 2006. BMC Racing, promoting his BMC bicycle company, began in ... READ MORE >

Keeper Cycling Club to host annual Cycle

19 April 2018
Cyclists can also 'beat the queue' by pre-registering in advance via Eventbrite.ie. The committee and members of Keeper Cycling Club (KCC) have been working hard over the past few months preparing for the event, which brings cyclists from all over the county and further afield. “Last year, we had ... READ MORE >

Andy Rihs, Swiss owner of cycling, soccer teams, dies at 75

19 April 2018
BERN, Switzerland (AP) — Andy Rihs, a Swiss businessman who owned the BMC Racing cycling team and Young Boys soccer club, died Wednesday. He was 75. The BMC team said Rihs died in Zurich after "a patient and valiantly endured illness." Rihs's death comes with Young Boys close to winning ... READ MORE >

Swiss entrepreneur and BMC cycling backer Andy Rihs has died

19 April 2018
The co-founder of the hearing aid company Sonova has died at the age of 75. The Zurich native financed the BMC cycling team, as well as the Bernese Young Boys football club. Rihs invested part of his fortune in professional cycling by building the Phonak cycling team, followed by BMC. Four days ... READ MORE >

The State of Cycling

19 April 2018
Failure is the only valid way to describe the current state of cycling in Eugene. Before I delve into the nature of this epic failure, we should ask ourselves if it even matters. Why should we care if anyone rides a bike instead of driving? There are almost too many answers to this question to fit into this space, ... READ MORE >

Local school children receive world class cycling advice

19 April 2018
A professional cyclist visited school children yesterday ahead of a British cycling race which will return to Aberdeen this year. Jacob Scott, a rider with the ONE Pro Team, visited Robert Gordon College to give students a talk about the OVO Energy Tour Series and give them an insight into the life of a ... READ MORE >

Colleagues Mourn Grossmont College Professor Killed While Cycling

19 April 2018
Family and colleagues of a Grossmont College professor killed in a bicycle accident Tuesday are remembering him for the way he thrived in the classroom and on the open road. Police say Brian Jennings, 58, was riding his mountain bike riding along eastbound Old Highway 80 just after 3 p.m. when a ... READ MORE >

Cycling New Zealand bases Schick BMX National Performance Hub in the Waikato

19 April 2018
Cycling New Zealand recently announced the launch of the Schick BMX National Performance Hub programme, the fifth of seven planned around the country. The hubs will form network to help sustain the future success of top cycling in New Zealand. The newest hub will be based mainly in Cambridge, ... READ MORE >

Quality field to battle in the Blayney to Bathurst

19 April 2018
However, on current form the winner looks likely to come from the powerful St George Continental Cycling Team. They have had a ... Michael Potter (Australian Cycling Academy) who placed third in last year's edition of B2B when beaten by Dylan Sunderland and Marcus Culey, will also ride on Sunday. READ MORE >

7 AMAZING health benefits of cycling

19 April 2018
Cycling can help reduce weight as the muscles get a good amount of exercise and one tends to burn body fat. It also helps raise the metabolic rate, so if you are trying to shed some extra kilos, then cycling is the best option. “Riding a bicycle regularly is one of the best ways to reduce the risk of health ... READ MORE >

Cycling Seattle's new 520 Trail, which opens vistas, links communities

19 April 2018
As I pedaled onto the broad cement path and looked across the water, a ray of spring sunshine glinted off the steel guardrail, and I smiled in delight at the new trail. Cycling up to meet friends for a loop around Lake Washington's north end, I took a quick detour onto the buzzing, floating SR 520 Trail, part ... READ MORE >

Ride & Seek offers yoga and cycling tour of France's Provence region

19 April 2018
Cycling tour operator Ride & Seek is offering a tour of the Provence region of France that combines daily cycling options with yoga. The five-night Provence Cycling and Yoga plan departs May 27 and is priced at about $3,030 per person, double. The itinerary rides from the Luberon to the Vaucluse ... READ MORE >

Veterans stop in Killeen as part of Project Hero cycling challenge

19 April 2018
Close to 150 veterans and first responders cycled into Killeen from Georgetown Wednesday afternoon as a part of the Project Hero United Healthcare ... The challenge, which is celebrating its 10th year in Texas and third year stopping at Cleo Bay Subaru in Killeen, is a 401-mile-long cycling trek that is ... READ MORE >

The future stars: Academy cyclists gather at Mount Panorama

19 April 2018
A GROUP of the state's most promising under 17s road cycling prospects have gathered in the city this week in preparation for the weekend's ... riders - it's good for them to rain together because we've got coaches coming in and activities that can help them further them with their cycling,” Gallagher said. READ MORE >

Bike Auckland says cyclist Alexander Ray's crash indicator of unsafe cycling infrastructure

19 April 2018
The elite cyclist who was left fighting for his life after colliding with a car yesterday is back into surgery today. Alexander Ray was taken to Auckland City Hospital in a critical condition. The incident occurred on the intersection of Morningside Drive and New North Road. Last night he had surgery to assess ... READ MORE >

Sharing the gift of cycling: Old Terrace first graders get new bicycles

19 April 2018
Sharing the gift of cycling: Old Terrace first graders get new bicycles. Oliver Vasquez, 7, a first-grader at Ord Terrace Elementary School gets excited over his new bike he received on Wednesday. The CAN'd Aid Foundation, a non-profit philanthropic organization delivered the bikes to the first grade ... READ MORE >

Top cyclist remains in critical care but stable

19 April 2018
After that, Uden said he would have an MRI to "see what's happening with his brain." ​Ray was a semi-professional road racing cyclist, who rode for the Australian-founded Team McDonalds Down Under. Van Uden said he and three friends who met through cycling at school visited Ray in hospital. READ MORE >

Victoria juniors dominate at Canadian track cycling championships

19 April 2018
Claremont secondary student Riley Pickrell earned five junior titles at 2018 Canadian Track Championships held April 13 to 15 at the Mattamy National Cycling Centre in Milton, Ont. The 16-year-old Pickrell, of Cordova Bay, won gold while setting a Canadian record in the junior men's team sprint with ... READ MORE >

Change brings opportunity to unlock central eastside's cycling potential

19 April 2018
When it comes to cycling, this part of the city has long been hamstrung by two key issues: A heavy industrial land-use pattern where big trucks and loading docks dominate, and influential business owners skeptical of anything that might change that. As I've grown up around local transportation advocacy ... READ MORE >

Cycling and running events on Napa County roadways this weekend

19 April 2018
Napa County Public Works urges motorists to show caution this weekend when cyclists and runners take to local roadways. The annual Cycle for Sight & Rotary Ride for Veterans takes place Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.. There are three courses, 15 miles, 25 miles and 50 miles, with all routes ... READ MORE >