A cycle through Spanish history: retracing the 1941 Vuelta a España | Spain holidays

[ad_1] The temperature stood at 42C as I rode into Salamanca one dog-day afternoon a little over a year ago. After two and a half brutal days I had finally completed stage one of the 1941 Vuelta a España, a stage won in just under eight hours by the man who would go on to … Read more

Cycle rental: get on your bike to beat the shops’ stock shortages | Money

[ad_1] The Covid-19 pandemic has revived cycling to levels last seen in Britain in the 1960s as people started riding to work, or followed government edicts to get some exercise – and there is no sign of 2020’s enthusiasm fizzling out. Demand for all types, from kids’ and mountain bikes to e-bikes, is up across … Read more

Great North Road: cycling the old route from London to Edinburgh | Cycling holidays

[ad_1] As any cyclist will tell you, there’s something strangely uplifting about being on the road early. Mostly it’s a case of enjoying empty roads and morning light, but perhaps there’s a smidgeon of self-righteousness, too. Mamils have a lie in? Never. As we wheel our bikes out of the Olde Ship in the village … Read more

Should police constables stop furious cyclists? – archive, 1896 | Cycling

[ad_1] To the editor of the Manchester Guardian, Sir, – In your article of this morning, upon the right of a police constable forcibly to stop a cyclist, you say “It is most undesirable that constables should get it into their heads that they are at liberty to stop, without warning, every cyclist who seems … Read more

Summer in the city: Lauren Oyler on a bike accident in Berlin | Books

[ad_1] Every summer when I come to Berlin, someone says, “Wouldn’t you rather be at the beach?” No. I want to drink beer from the Späti (corner shop) and marvel at the sudden appearance of disparate architectures. But increasingly, there are heatwaves. If pressed, even these I can romanticise: everyone is carefree and dirty (even … Read more

Bike broke mountains: high-speed sports are destroying the Lake District’s fells | Cycling

[ad_1] I applaud the work of Fix the Fells (Lake District in peril due to climate emergency and influx of pandemic walkers, 18 August), but as a regular fellwalker I fear that much of their work is being undone by the influx of Lycra-clad mountain bikers carrying their expensive machines to the top of Helvellyn, … Read more