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24th July 2016
André Greipel won Stage 21 on the Champs-Elysées today, coming round Alexander Kristoff, to cross the line first. Froome finished safely, to confirm his overall win. Earlier, Chloe Hosking won the women's race, La Course. Read about Greipel wins Stage 21, Tour de France 2016.
24th July 2016
Wout Poels, Team Sky's star mountain domestique at the Tour de France, has ambitions to be team leader at a Grand Tour. He told Dutch TV programme NOS Sport Avond Etappe that he could get his chance at the Giro d'Italia. Read about Poels could be Sky Giro leader.
17th July 2016
Chris Boardman's mum was killed while cycling in North Wales yesterday. Carol Boardman was hit by a white Mitsubishi pick-up truck at a roundabout, and died from her injuries. Read about Boardman's mum killed while cycling.
16th July 2016
Robert Goodwill has left the Department for Transport. The former Minister of State for transport moves to the Home Office, and is replaced by John Hayes. Read about Robert Goodwill leaves DfT.
15th July 2016
Chris Grayling was yesterday appointed as the Transport Secretary, replacing Patrick McLoughlin. Robert Goodwill remains the minister in the DfT with responsibility for cycling, and Philip Hammond is the new Chancellor. What does it mean for cycling (and is it time to despair?) Read about Grayling new Transport Secretary.
25th July 2016
'Oh my God, this is the best place ever,' I overheard on the
Nidderdale Greenway. 'I really want to come down here with my camera.'
There is something special about the view from the Nidd Viaduct, and
the fact that a younger generation appreciates it too is encouraging.
Read about overheard on the Nidderdale Greenway.
20th July 2016
Yesterday was the hottest day of the year so far. It was more
30 degrees celcius in North Yorkshire, which can't be right. I went for
a bike ride, thinking I'd get a breeze, and everything would be fine. I
did get a breeze, but the abnormally hot weather made a difference in
various ways. Read my 5 thoughts
on riding in hot weather.
26th July 2015
Utrecht is a cycle-friendly city, with good infrastructure for cycling, and a culture of cycling for short trips in and around the city. A large percentage of journeys in Utrecht are made by bike. What can we learn from Utrecht? For some answers, see HedgehogCycling's series of three 'cycling ideas from Utrecht' videos.
The best and most popular cycleway in Harrogate, the Nidderdale Greenway goes about 4 miles to Ripley, using the trackbed of a disused railway. It opened in May 2013.
The Beryl Burton cycleway is an off-road cycle route from Bilton Village Farm to the Nidd at High Bridge, Knaresborough.
Our guide to the bike trail on Yorkshire Water's land at Fewston reservoir, through the Beecroft Plantation and Timble woods. Read about the Fewston, Beecroft, & Timble woods bike trail.
Read more about cycling in Harrogate.
I started Hedgehog Cycling after the announcement that Yorkshire had been chosen to host the Grand Départ of the 2014 Tour de France. It was an exciting time for cycling in Yorkshire. There were guides to the Yorkshire (and Cambridge and London) stages on Hedgehog.
The Tour de France in Yorkshire has been and gone, but
Hedgehog Cycling is still going strong. In keeping with its origins, it
covers the Tour de France, and cycling in Yorkshire, including the Tour
de Yorkshire, and guides to Yorkshire cycle routes. There's also
cycling-related news from the UK and Europe.
There's a great cycle route from the centre of York to Beningbrough, partly on tarmacked path by the river Ouse, and partly on quiet roads. It ends up at Beningbrough Hall, an C18th National Trust property (where cyclists are entitled to a free cup of tea). Read HedgehogCycling's new guide to the York to Beningbrough cycle route...
HedgehogCycling's latest guide is to the York to Selby cycle route, including 'cycle the solar system'. This is a quality route, mainly on a tarmacked path on an old railway track bed, and is perfect for family cycling. Read our guide (with video and photos) to the York to Selby cycle route...