So, news I should have covered.
Jens Voigt is another big and well-liked name retiring from the ranks of the pro peloton and he is the first high profile rider to take a shot at the hour-record in an effort to cement his place in history. He successfully beat the record but I can’t help feeling that if Wiggins has a shot at in the near future he may quickly lose his title.
There was comedy in the news as a policeman got something wrong:
Also a bike manufacturer had a bit of a moan that they weren’t seeing the benefits of this whole biking craze. The guys behind Dawes and Claude Butler claim that while people are buying high-end bikes and potentially buying bikes form Halfords they are not buying their brands. There does seem to be evidence that the boom in cycling isn’t limited to the top end, so maybe it’s an issue closer to home for this manufacturer?