Chris Sidwells

The Derny by Graham Watson

Icons of cycling: The Derny

Noisy, smoky and often ridden by a bloke with a beard, Dernys are an integral part of track racing

Plum bike shop Ghent Daniel Gould

Icons of cycling: Plum bike shop, Ghent

In 1910 Pol Desnerk and his wife Coralie opened a tiny bike shop in Bagattenstraat in Ghent. They were an ambitious couple and soon realised a shop wasn’t enough; Pol…

Six Day from Cycling Weekly archive

Icons of cycling: Silk Six Day jersey

In a sport that is constantly changing, six-day racing is one of the few remaining links to the past. Often ridden on the old, pre-250m Olympic-standard tracks of Europe, six-days…

Photo: Bernard Thompson for Cycling Weekly

Icons of cycling: Leicester Velodrome

Leicester track was awkward, anachronistic and open to the vagaries of the weather. But it was loved by riders — many of whom started their track cycling careers racing here…

Cycling Weekly Box Hill sportive 2014

32 things still to do this year

The year is drawing to a close, but there's plenty of cycling left to do, watch, read about and follow

Condor Cycles

Icons of cycling: Condor Cycles

Condor Cycles is more than just a bike shop; it’s a veritable church of British road and track cycling. Some of Britain’s best riders have raced on Condor bikes, including…

Velodromo Vigorelli by Daniel Gould

Icons of cycling: Velodromo Vigorelli

If the great climbs are places of cycling pilgrimage then velodromes are the sport’s cathedrals. Few are more revered than the Velodromo Vigorelli in Milan. World titles have been won…

Tourmalet Watson

Icons of cycling: the Col du Tourmalet

Chris Sidwells profiles the most climbed mountain in Tour de France history - the Col du Tourmalet, which this year appears on stage 11

Tour de France, Champs Elysees, Photo: Yuzuru Sunada

Icons of cycling: The Champs-Elysées

The Avenue des Champs-Elysées was designed to be the most beautiful street in the world; a jewel not just of Paris, but any city anywhere. A perfect combination of stone…