Richard Windsor

Richard Windsor

Community Manager for Cycling Weekly Cycling Club and regular contributor to Cycling Weekly magazine and online

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Dartmoor Demon 2014

Web: www.bookmyride.co.uk Distance: 55 or 95 miles Major climbs: Loads. Notably Dartmeet and Widecombe Terrain: Extremely hilly and undulating Participants: 500 Best bit: Well-stocked feed stations and easy course signage…

Cycling commuter

Cycle rail facilities set for £15m investment

British railway stations are set to receive £15m investment for cycle facilities from the government, Transport Minister Baroness Kramer announced today. The announcement came as Baroness Kramer opened the brand…

OPQS confirm Cavendish to miss Scheldeprijs 2014

Mark Cavendish to miss national road race championship

Mark Cavendish has confirmed that he will not defend his British national men’s road race title on Sunday in Monmouthshire after suffering from bronchitis. Cavendish’s team, Omega Phrama-Quick-Step, released a…

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Dunkirk-Roubaix

Website: www.dunkerque-roubaix.com Distance: 165km Major climbs: None Terrain: Flat with 
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secteurs Participants: 33 Best: Riding on closed roads with Geraint Thomas and Magnus Backstedt Worst: Being totally unprepared for…

GPS data heatmap

Safer cities through GPS data

Much of the difficulty for governments in providing adequate facilities for city cycling, comes from simply not always knowing where provision is most urgently needed. For the first time though,…

Chris Froome and Richie Porte, Tour de France 2013, stage 14

Does racing need visible sanctions?

What would it have been like if Chris Froome had been shown a red card and sent off, out of the race after taking an illegal feed in the last…

Peters and TV camera, Tour of the Reservoir 2013, stage two

Changing cycling broadcasting

If you’ve ever searched the word ‘bike’ into the website Kickstarter, you’ll know that there is no shortage of technological innovation out there which aims to improve cycling safety and…

Fabian Cancellara wins Tour of Flanders 2014

Fabian Cancellara wins his third Tour of Flanders

Fabian Cancellara sprinted his way to a third career victory in the Tour of Flanders on Sunday as he outgunned breakaway companions  Sep Vanmarcke (Belkin), Stijn Vandenbergh (Omega Pharma-Quick-Step) and Greg…

Sheffrec CC spring road race 2012

Make 2014 the year you go racing

Racing is intimidating. Well, at least that’s the primary emotion that sticks in the brain when you consider the prospect of your first race. But for many riders who’ve taken…