Cycling Fans – Cycling Fan http://www.cyclingfan.org/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 06:29:27 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 http://www.cyclingfan.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/default1-150x150.png Cycling Fans – Cycling Fan http://www.cyclingfan.org/ 32 32 Help: Abbey Bike Tools announces 10th anniversary tool kits http://www.cyclingfan.org/help-abbey-bike-tools-announces-10th-anniversary-tool-kits/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 01:19:10 +0000 http://www.cyclingfan.org/help-abbey-bike-tools-announces-10th-anniversary-tool-kits/ Pingback: New Tools Day Procrastinating until the end, I drag my cursor and click on the email notification. Ah, it’s from Abbey Bike Tools; the brand celebrates its tenth anniversary. I’ve always wanted some of these tools, far from my area of ​​expertise or my passion. Heck, these are some brilliant limited edition tools, and […]]]>

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Procrastinating until the end, I drag my cursor and click on the email notification.

Ah, it’s from Abbey Bike Tools; the brand celebrates its tenth anniversary. I’ve always wanted some of these tools, far from my area of ​​expertise or my passion.

Heck, these are some brilliant limited edition tools, and wow, look at that price! Anyway, I’ve had enough to procrastinate right now, this one’s one for our resident tool nerd, Dave Ro…. Oh yeah, shit! Guess that’s one for me.

Where to start ? Ok, think, Ronan, think! It’s like for any other piece: start with “what is it?” »

Well, it’s simple. Abbey has just announced two limited edition tool kits to celebrate the brand’s tenth anniversary. A two-piece Crombie and Whip combo, or a three-piece Crombie, Whip and HAG combo.

Well, that sounds like a Scottish Sunday treat. What does that mean?

The HAG is Abbey’s derailleur hanger alignment guide (I knew that one), and the Crombie is a “game-changing” cassette locking tool. Knowing these two now, it’s priceless to guess that the whip is a chain whipping tool, again for cassette removal.

Every day is a school day. How are birthday kits different?

The tools are given whimsical “festive finishes” and come in a custom-engraved commemorative walnut box. As well as looking good, the Anniversary tools also benefit from precision CNC machining treatment of 6/4 titanium, 7075 aluminum, saving 344 grams over their standard counterparts with delicate hand welds for that little extra something special.

What will lucky Abbey customers/mega-fans get?

The HAG dresses the most with machined splines and logos instead of the standard laser etching. Meanwhile, the titanium Crombie cassette lock ring and chain whip tools get a satin finish.

Anything else to note?

All tools are made in Abbey’s workshop in Bend, Oregon, while walnut boxes are produced in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Okay, questions.

Yes, fair enough. Questions like: why does the walnut box have a micrometer engraved on the case and a matching t-shirt, when there is no micrometer in either kit? Presumably, the micrometer acts to demonstrate the precision with which Abbey tools are made.

The Tenth Anniversary Kits product page on Abbeybiketools.com states that the tools are “not recommended for use on neglected bikes”. Is this an insider tool nerd joke, or is there a real reason these tools shouldn’t be used on a sub-spotty bike?

The answer to both questions is: I don’t know. But I will ask David Abbey (Tools, not Mickey).

Okay, Ronan, I got it. Take it home with the basics: price and availability.

The Tenth Anniversary Kits are available to pre-order now, with just 100 of the three-piece kits and 50 of the two-piece kits available. As with any limited-edition, weenie-weight, or anniversary offering, kits don’t come cheap. The Crombie and Whip two-piece is priced at US$300, while the three-piece set is priced at US$650. Abbey hopes to start shipping the kits between December 12 and 15, hopefully in time to land under the Christmas tree.

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“You ask me if I’m going to have a heart transplant, brain surgery or a lump on my knee” – Charles Barkley candidly once told Lance Armstrong a simple rule about the NBA legend http://www.cyclingfan.org/you-ask-me-if-im-going-to-have-a-heart-transplant-brain-surgery-or-a-lump-on-my-knee-charles-barkley-candidly-once-told-lance-armstrong-a-simple-rule-about-the-nba-legend/ Sat, 19 Nov 2022 11:15:00 +0000 http://www.cyclingfan.org/you-ask-me-if-im-going-to-have-a-heart-transplant-brain-surgery-or-a-lump-on-my-knee-charles-barkley-candidly-once-told-lance-armstrong-a-simple-rule-about-the-nba-legend/ Lance Armstrong’s cycling career ended in 2012. But in 2019 he launched his own podcast to dig into the depths of his infamous dismantling. On this podcast, Lance Armstrong has hosted celebrities in various niches. Fans witnessed serious and light-hearted moments portrayed on the show. It helped fans get to know the other side of […]]]>

Lance Armstrong’s cycling career ended in 2012. But in 2019 he launched his own podcast to dig into the depths of his infamous dismantling. On this podcast, Lance Armstrong has hosted celebrities in various niches. Fans witnessed serious and light-hearted moments portrayed on the show. It helped fans get to know the other side of celebrities. One such podcast that listeners really enjoyed was that of former basketball player Charles Barkley.

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American basketball legend Charles Barkley was popular for his no-filter attitude on the court. The podcast between the two legends premiered in January 2019. Fans loved the unfiltered interaction between them. However, Charles’ habit alone gave Lance a hard time organizing this podcast.

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Charles’ texting irritated Lance Armstrong at one point

During the start-up phase of the podcast, Lance explained to listeners how difficult it was to communicate with Charles via text. He gave the details of their conversation to organize the podcast. Armstrong was trying Charles’ address, but apparently Charles couldn’t understand his question. Spear describe, “I say, do you live in the Scottsdale area? You say, I’m on the plane, heading to Arizona”.

Lance Armstrong cheers on the crowd as more than 18,000 runners hit the streets of downtown Austin on Sunday, Feb. 19 for the 22nd annual Austin Marathon which draws runners from around the world for its hilly and scenic course that touches many famous Austin sites. The race was won by Edward Kiptum of Kenya in two hours, twenty-two minutes 22.50 seconds. (Photo by Robert Daemmrich Photography Inc/Corbis via Getty Images)

Lance wanted to know the address to host the podcast, but Charles kept telling him where he was going. Lance was pissed off at Barkley’s “out of context” responses. “At this point, I bang my head against the wall,he said jokingly.

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Lance kept trying to explain through follow-up texts. But Charles’ erratic responses made matters worse for the bike Legend. He read the texts. At one point, Lance continued to message her, but there was no response from the other side. “I said, do you live there, no answer, I said, how about 6 p.m., no answer.”

Charles Barkley is not a texter

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Charles revealed he wasn’t very active on phone texting. “I’m not a very big texterthe caption told Armstrong. He doesn’t like to write long texts very much. Chuck said: “most of my texts are going to be as long as five words, at most!”

BIG SKY, MONTANA – JULY 06: Charles Barkley looks on during the Capital One game at The Reserve at Moonlight Basin on July 06, 2021 in Big Sky, Montana. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images for the game)

Mr Charles added that he prefers to answer even the serious question in one or two words. “If you ask me if I’m going to have a heart transplant, brain surgery or get the scoop on my knee, I say yes, no, yes or yes, yes.” He said, “I refuse to have a text conversation, but when we’re here now, I look forward to it.”

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Since announcing his presence on the podcast, fans have been expecting the same attitude. However, Charles exceeded everyone’s expectations. Her attitude towards texting is something every millennial would identify with. Plus, people learned how difficult it can be to connect with Sir Charles.

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The Lance Armstrong Story – The Daily Evergreen http://www.cyclingfan.org/the-lance-armstrong-story-the-daily-evergreen/ Thu, 17 Nov 2022 08:03:19 +0000 http://www.cyclingfan.org/the-lance-armstrong-story-the-daily-evergreen/ The image of the athlete ruined by doping NGO ANH Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrongs’ Livestrong shunned by former supporters. “Yes or no, have you ever taken any banned substances to enhance your cycling performance,” Oprah asked Lance Armstrong. “Yes,” he said. Armstrong finally admitted to cheating in his seven Tour de France victories during his […]]]>

The image of the athlete ruined by doping

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Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrongs’ Livestrong shunned by former supporters.

“Yes or no, have you ever taken any banned substances to enhance your cycling performance,” Oprah asked Lance Armstrong.

“Yes,” he said.

Armstrong finally admitted to cheating in his seven Tour de France victories during his career. However, it was far too late to save face.

From once being one of the most enjoyable stories in sports history and being the beacon of a burgeoning sport that no one really cared about at one point, to being one of the athletes the most disgraced of the 21st century, Armstrong made all the evil moves.

Armstrong was a beast when it came to cycling. He was a towering figure in the sport and even had the gear to back it up.

He was a fantastic story and one of the most respected athletes in all of sport. In 1996, he was diagnosed with potentially fatal metastatic testicular cancer. Having cancer didn’t stop him as he recovered from his cancer and became a legendary cyclist.

Only three years after his diagnosis, he won his first Tour de France, the highest honor in cycling. Not only has he won just one, he’s also won for seven consecutive years, an impressive feat in any sport, let alone one with a rolling winner like cycling.

His respect and admiration also came from the Livestrong Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded by Armstrong after his recovery that provides free resources to cancer patients.

Even with all the good he apparently did and the perfect image he kept, his cycling prowess and non-profit endeavors will not be his legacy. His legacy will always be doping.

Cycling is a sport that, like baseball, has a history of steroid and doping issues, which have been well documented and chronicled in the book The Secret Race: Inside the hidden world of the Tour de France.

The most telling quote in history describes Armstrong’s role in the grand perspective of racing and the sport as a whole.

“Lance made the system work – heck, Lance was the system,” author Tyler Hamilton wrote.

Comparing the cycling doping scandal to that of MLB, the consequences are relatively similar. Individuals from both sports are banished from their respective Hall of Fame and stripped of many titles, their reputations similarly ruined.

For MLB stars, several notable people are barred from the Hall of Fame but still garner some level of respect due to the rest of the league also doping. Cycling and Armstrong are the same, as Bleacher Report released a list detailing why he is “bulletproof” despite doping.

Although he may be bulletproof to some degree, many fans and fellow athletes have lost respect for the former cycling pro. They vocally expressed their gratitude for taking away the Tour de France titles from Armstrong.

“It’s a disgrace to the sport that there can be an athlete like Armstrong. In his cycling career, he cheated the sport and a lot of people. At least the titles were taken away. Like many others, the cycling lost its credibility for me,” said tennis pro Novak Djokovic.

Armstrong knows his legacy will always be tainted because he describes, in his own words, the difference between being loved and hated and what’s more important.

“A boo is much louder than a cheer,” he said.

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Fun activities attract football fans http://www.cyclingfan.org/fun-activities-attract-football-fans/ Mon, 14 Nov 2022 06:32:00 +0000 http://www.cyclingfan.org/fun-activities-attract-football-fans/ Qatar has become a global sports hub by hosting major regional and international tournaments and finally the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. This is the first FIFA World Cup to be hosted in the Middle East and in the Arab world and the most compact geographically since the first edition in 1930. The tournament is […]]]>

Qatar has become a global sports hub by hosting major regional and international tournaments and finally the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. This is the first FIFA World Cup to be hosted in the Middle East and in the Arab world and the most compact geographically since the first edition in 1930.

The tournament is a tremendous opportunity for the region to welcome and connect with billions of people from around the world, showcase its unique identity and culture, and build new bridges of understanding. One of the main purposes of the World Cup is that it serves as a catalyst for the achievement of Qatar’s long-term development goals as set out in the Qatar National Vision 2030 and the National Development Strategy 2018-2022. .

Qatar is bursting onto the world stage with an estimated five billion people – more than half of the Earth’s population – set to tune in to FIFA World Cup matches.

The country will host a wide range of cultural and entertainment activities for fans, visitors and the public to make the tournament a truly memorable occasion.

FIFA has published on its official website a tourist guide of the cities, monuments and activities that fans can discover when visiting Qatar during the World Cup, which begins on November 20 and ends on December 18.

A number of official and private institutions have prepared a rich program of cultural, artistic and entertainment events for the public. Qatar Museums was among the first to announce its activities to accompany this global event. Their activities include 17 exhibitions in five museums.

Katara Cultural Village will hold 51 events and 300 sub-events. It will also host concerts by groups from Argentina, the United Kingdom and Arab countries. Additionally, Katara will organize art exhibitions and events from Paraguay, the Dominican Republic, Uruguay, Ecuador, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Russia, Mexico, Indonesia and Iran. The Qatar Foundation has also revealed all of the events and activities that Education City will be hosting throughout the World Cup.

The Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy will organize hundreds of events. The SC has published a 54-page guide with all the details of the activities.

The guide contains many statistical figures, including 12 archaeological sites and castles that will be available to visitors during the tournament as well as 23 museums as well as 33 kilometers of trails for cycling enthusiasts, more than 3,000 restaurants and 30 shopping centers.

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Public transport after historic Munster game ‘a mess’ as fans remain stranded http://www.cyclingfan.org/public-transport-after-historic-munster-game-a-mess-as-fans-remain-stranded/ Fri, 11 Nov 2022 19:35:00 +0000 http://www.cyclingfan.org/public-transport-after-historic-munster-game-a-mess-as-fans-remain-stranded/ Post-match public transport after Munster’s historic match at Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Thursday has been branded a ‘mess’ with calls for the state to fund additional bus and train services when the city hosts large events. Cork City Council has warned that the city’s road network no longer has the capacity to accommodate more private […]]]>

Post-match public transport after Munster’s historic match at Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Thursday has been branded a ‘mess’ with calls for the state to fund additional bus and train services when the city hosts large events.

Cork City Council has warned that the city’s road network no longer has the capacity to accommodate more private car use as mid-week traffic levels have returned to pre-Covid levels.

Thousands of fans attending the first rugby match at the GAA Stadium on Thursday followed advice to use public transport to and from the stadium, but many found themselves stranded afterwards as there was no enough buses or wagons.

Some fans had to wait up to two hours to get home by bus or commuter train.

A bus stop at Ardfoyle in Ballintemple near the stadium saw not a single bus arrive from 9.15pm to 11.15pm, leaving hundreds stranded in the rain.

Eoin Green was among many fans who struggled to find a seat on a train from Kent station to Midleton afterwards.

“It’s all well and good for Micheál Martin to go to COP27 and spout ‘words and lofty goals are cheap, but action is hard’,” he said.

“Why doesn’t he start in his own constituency and bring public transport up to an acceptable level?”

Mr Green said many passengers have pointed out to Irish Rail staff that the company adds four carriages to the line when cruise liners dock at Cobh, but only had two carriages in service after the match.

It’s just a mess. Eamon Ryan’s irony endlessly gushed about people taking public transit and it’s the state’s response.

Irish Rail said it was operating an additional service to Midleton at 10.30pm and an additional service to Cobh at 11pm.

A spokesperson said Kent station was very busy and while some customers may have been taken away from previous services due to capacity issues, all customers were accommodated.

Green Party Councilor Dan Boyle said it was clear the planning of public transport options “was not what it should have been”.

“It seems many of those who attended the game took the advice and chose not to take a car. Hands up if the public transport planning was not what it should have been,” did he declare.

“If we want to encourage people to attend such events using public transport, we have to provide options.

“And especially in light of BusConnects, we need to be able to show which public transport options are the most viable. The rhetoric must be supported by funding.

Mr Boyle said he planned to raise the issue with his party leader, Transport Minister Eamon Ryan, next week.

Congestion and traffic jams

Chronic traffic jams were reported in the south of the city for several hours before the match, with heavy traffic jams on the N40 slip roads towards Douglas and Mahon, and in the suburbs around the stadium.

In a statement, the city council said the return to office work by many people and increased university-related travel have contributed to additional traffic volumes in recent weeks.

“With the continued increase in population and economic activity in the city, travel will continue to grow in the period ahead,” he said.

The city’s existing road network no longer has the capacity to accommodate the growing use of private cars.

“The rapid delivery of programs such as the MacCurtain Street Public Transport Improvement Program is necessary to provide people with viable and efficient bus service.

“In addition to improving public transport options, the continued development of new cycling and pedestrian infrastructure throughout the city will also encourage a shift to more sustainable modes of transport and a move away from private car use. ”

The National Transport Authority, Irish Rail and Bus Éireann have been asked for comment.

Bus Éireann said it was operating its full scheduled service near Páirc Uí Chaoimh, including routes 202, 202A, 212 and 215.

“Before the match, Bus Éireann informed customers via our website that there would be disruptions on routes 202, 202A, 212 and 215A from 9.15 p.m. to access Blackrock Road.

“The provision of additional services would be a matter for the National Transport Authority (NTA) and we will provide feedback to them.”

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Covering cyclocross since 1995 – Subscribe to support our coverage http://www.cyclingfan.org/covering-cyclocross-since-1995-subscribe-to-support-our-coverage/ Wed, 09 Nov 2022 10:29:05 +0000 http://www.cyclingfan.org/covering-cyclocross-since-1995-subscribe-to-support-our-coverage/ Since Cycling newsSince its inception in 1995, our publication has been committed to providing our audience with a comprehensive range of comprehensive coverage from the world of cycling, and cyclocross is no exception. The winter off-road discipline shines a light on the skills, power, tactics and technology used by cycling’s most talented athletes. Many of […]]]>

Since Cycling newsSince its inception in 1995, our publication has been committed to providing our audience with a comprehensive range of comprehensive coverage from the world of cycling, and cyclocross is no exception. The winter off-road discipline shines a light on the skills, power, tactics and technology used by cycling’s most talented athletes.

Many of you will have noticed our new digital subscription whereby after viewing five articles per month for free, you will see a prompt to sign up for a digital subscription.

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Jasper Philipsen wins the Criterium du Tour de France Saitama http://www.cyclingfan.org/jasper-philipsen-wins-the-criterium-du-tour-de-france-saitama/ Sun, 06 Nov 2022 09:19:42 +0000 http://www.cyclingfan.org/jasper-philipsen-wins-the-criterium-du-tour-de-france-saitama/ Image 1 of 8 Jasper Philipsen sprints to victory at the Saitama Criterium (Image credit: YUICHI YAMAZAKIAFP via Getty Images) Philipsen triumphed in Saitama (Image credit: Kenta HaradaGetty Images) The Belgian won the sprint in a small group (Image credit: Kenta HaradaGetty Images) Jonas Vingaard finished second in his yellow jersey (Image credit: Kenta HaradaGetty […]]]>

Victory at the 2022 Tour de France Saitama Criterium went to Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin-Deceuninck), the Belgian sprinting to the line from a six-man group.

Philipsen, who won two stages of this year’s Tour de France including the final on the Champs Elysees, was a popular “winner” of the exhibition event, which sees Tour stars on display in Japan.

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FIFA World Cup sponsor vivo launches ‘Give It a Shot’ campaign for fans http://www.cyclingfan.org/fifa-world-cup-sponsor-vivo-launches-give-it-a-shot-campaign-for-fans/ Wed, 02 Nov 2022 17:44:42 +0000 http://www.cyclingfan.org/fifa-world-cup-sponsor-vivo-launches-give-it-a-shot-campaign-for-fans/ Snapchat renews content partnership with Sky Sports UK to include Premier League, Women’s Super League football highlights, talk shows and more. By tom friend November 1, 2022 Snapchat and Sky Sports UK have renewed a content deal which will now include short video clips from the Premier League, Women’s Super League and UK soccer version […]]]>
Snapchat renews content partnership with Sky Sports UK to include Premier League, Women’s Super League football highlights, talk shows and more.

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Snapchat and Sky Sports UK have renewed a content deal which will now include short video clips from the Premier League, Women’s Super League and UK soccer version of Monday Night Football.

Sky Sports UK’s made-for-mobile content will be shown on Snapchat Discover, which had a global audience of 25 million in Q2 2022. Specifically, Snapchat Discover will show highlights from every Premier League football match, as well than the Women’s Super. League match highlights, a WSL talk show, behind the scenes footage, selected goals, Sky Sports Soccer AM previews, UK football Monday Night Football and football updates.

The global lineup is Sky Sports’ biggest collaboration with Snapchat, which – based on its large viewership at the 2022 Men’s and Women’s Euros – believes its audience will grow exponentially at the upcoming FIFA World Cup and FIFA World Cup. the 2023 Women’s World Cup.

Snapchat has traditionally added augmented reality elements to its football coverage, recently joining LaLiga on a content platform deal that includes AR lenses and in-app integrations such as Bitmojis, Cameos, filters and stickers. . Since September, Snapchat Discover has also been showing weekly LaLiga football highlights, archive footage as well as the best goals and saves – similar to its new deal with the English Premier League.

Meanwhile, the EPL recently implemented its own skeletal tracking in broadcast coverage thanks to an update to Second Spectrum technology and an expanded partnership with analytics provider Football DataCo.

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UK cycling chief Brian Facer resigns with immediate effect http://www.cyclingfan.org/uk-cycling-chief-brian-facer-resigns-with-immediate-effect/ Mon, 31 Oct 2022 11:35:32 +0000 http://www.cyclingfan.org/uk-cycling-chief-brian-facer-resigns-with-immediate-effect/ Brian Facer has quit as chief executive of British Cycling (Martin Rickett/PA) (PA Archive) Brian Facer is to step down as chief executive of British Cycling three weeks after the announcement of a controversial new partnership with Shell UK. A statement from the national governing body said the decision was made by mutual agreement with […]]]>

Brian Facer has quit as chief executive of British Cycling (Martin Rickett/PA) (PA Archive)

Brian Facer is to step down as chief executive of British Cycling three weeks after the announcement of a controversial new partnership with Shell UK.

A statement from the national governing body said the decision was made by mutual agreement with the board, with Cycling Delivery director Danielle Every being named interim CEO pending a replacement.

It is understood the news will not affect British Cycling’s commitment to the eight-year deal with Shell, which was announced on October 10.

A statement from British Cycling chairman Frank Slevin said: “We remain fully committed to delivering on our ‘Leading Our Sport, Inspiring Our Communities’ strategy, as we continue our work to support and develop our sport and our wider business, and providing our great Great Britain Cycling Team riders with the best possible platform to achieve success.

“Our new CEO will join the organization at an exciting time as we head into the inaugural UCI Cycling World Championships next year in Scotland and the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Paris in 2024.”

British Cycling has faced a huge backlash over the announcement of the deal with Shell, the latest in a series of controversies to hit the organization this year.

In April, he suspended his transgender policy after world governing body the UCI intervened to prevent Emily Bridges from competing in the National Omnium Championships the previous week.

Trans and non-binary athletes are still banned from competition pending the outcome of a review that continues six months later.

Last month British Cycling was forced to apologize after initially issuing advice suggesting people not ride their bikes at the Queen’s funeral.

The latest outcry followed the announcement of the partnership with Shell – which sparked a backlash on social media and led to a significant number of already declining members of the organization saying they would cancel or let their subscriptions expire.

Several staff were unhappy with the deal, which they said damaged British Cycling’s reputation.

Facer joined British Cycling in January 2021 from a similar role with Irish rugby club London, having previously served as commercial director with Northampton Saints.

It was hoped that her experience as a commercial director would help British Cycling at a time when they were looking for a new title sponsor – HSBC announced at the start of 2020 that they would be leaving their eight-year contract halfway through, although they extended by 12 months due to the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics.

But no replacement has been found – even Shell’s controversial deal does not fully cover lost funding, as British Cycling seeks to attract several lower-tier partners rather than relying on a title sponsor.

British Cycling said the deal with Shell would allow it to use the company’s expertise to get closer to its net zero target, but it nonetheless came under heavy criticism from several environmental groups, who called it a “sports washing”.

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Are these the worst bike paths ever? http://www.cyclingfan.org/are-these-the-worst-bike-paths-ever/ Fri, 28 Oct 2022 14:25:30 +0000 http://www.cyclingfan.org/are-these-the-worst-bike-paths-ever/ Bike lanes, dedicated bike lanes and other cycling infrastructure are appearing more and more in Canada and around the world, but all is not perfect. In fact, many of them are far from it. Riding on a dedicated bike path creates a barrier between cars and bikes, and increases safety tenfold. But to keep the […]]]>

Bike lanes, dedicated bike lanes and other cycling infrastructure are appearing more and more in Canada and around the world, but all is not perfect. In fact, many of them are far from it.

Riding on a dedicated bike path creates a barrier between cars and bikes, and increases safety tenfold. But to keep the rider safe, they have to do their job. Some don’t. At all.

There are times when you see examples of cycle lanes or bike lanes that make you think, “who could possibly give this the green light?”

How could anyone think that was a good idea?

Of course, not all bike paths and tracks are bad. But some certainly are.

Imagine having to navigate this nightmare.

How does this little segment in Cork, Ireland help anyone ride, at all?

Here is a puzzle in Germany.

It looks fun.

Sigh.

Hopefully, with more and more pressure on governments to create adequate cycling infrastructure, there are fewer and fewer examples of these brutal cycle tracks and paths.

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