We all know Eroica Britannia as that glorious celebration of vintage bikes and clothing that has us nostalgically waxing lyrical about the joys of steel and merino wool. But they have just announced the inaugural Nova Eroica Britannia event which features many of the gravel paths that we’ve come to love and enjoy as well as some great climbs and descents in the Derbyshire hills. It’s named ‘nova’ because, shock horror, it’s ridden on modern bikes.
Chris Boardman got into a bit of a fluster over an article he was asked to write for The Sunday Times last weekend. With the debate resurfacing over whether cyclists should have to wear helmets, they had asked him to contribute a piece to be published on Sunday.
An injured 28 year-old cyclist from London has resorted to a crowd funding campaign to fight a legal battle against a cab firm who are suing him for £5,000 in damages.
Sasha Evans was hit by a speeding taxi whilst cycling London in January 2015. He was hospitalised for 6 days and sustained multiple fractures, including his tibia, fibia and orbital bones. He suffered contusion to his lung and has been left with facial scarring as a result. He was fortunate not to have suffered worse.