Otley welcomes home Lizzie

A procession of cyclists has welcomed home Olympic medallist Lizzie Armitstead.

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More get in the saddle as Yorkshire Tour fever sets in

With the Yorkshire leg of the Tour de France now less than 18 months away, cycling enthusiasts say there's already been a massive takeup of the sport.

Hundreds of cyclists - and spectators - turned up at a former council tip in Halifax to take part in a CityCross race event.

A mixture of BMX, Motorcross, cyclocross and mountain biking the event saw top athletes, including silver medallist Louise Robinson - and complete novices - facing a course comprising manmade obstacles, rubble heaps, barriers and jumps.

Lincolnshire County Council responds to cyclist death

I would like to offer my deepest condolences to the family after this tragic incident.

It is important to say that we had not been made aware of any of potholes at this location prior to the incident, and the A631 is generally in a good condition. As soon as the police alerted us to it following the accident, we responded immediately.

However, this is an on-going police investigation and therefore it is not appropriate for me to comment any further at this time.

– Paul Coathup, Assistant Director for Highways and Transportation


Tributes to cyclist

Tributes have been paid to cyclist Christian Brown, who died after coming off his bike. He has been remembered on the cycling group website, of which he was a member.

I am truly saddened to inform you that our friend & club mate Christian Brown passed away yesterday, Monday 18th February.

Christian was involved in a serious cycling accident 6 days ago and was airlifted to Hull Royal Infirmary in a critical condition, unfortunately he never recovered.

I’m sure like myself you will have many fantastic memories of our time with Christian, his strength, his determination, his will to succeed, which will stay with me forever, he will be greatly missed by us all.

Our thoughts and deepest sympathies go out to Christian’s family, girlfriend and many friends.

Farewell my friend, Rest in Peace

– LINCSQUAD - Lincolnshire Quadrathlon Club

Cyclist's death: Police investigate pothole theory

Tributes are being paid to a cyclist who has died six days after coming off his bike in Lincolnshire, in a crash which may have been caused by a pothole. Christian Brown, who was 40 and from Kirton in Lindsey, passed away on Monday, and has now been named by police.

Mr Brown's family are expected to release a statement later today. Christian was cycling with a group along the A631 at North Willingham when the accident happened on Tuesday 12th February.

Lincolnshire Police have confirmed that they are investigating whether a pothole may have been the cause of the crash.

Clancy picked for World Championships

Ed Clancy in Olympic action Credit: PA

Huddersfield's double Olympic Gold Medallist Ed Clancy will compete in the GB team pursuit squad at the Track Cycling World Championships later this month. Clancy rode in the three-man team sprint at last November's Track World Cup, but has now reverted to the four-man, four-kilometre event.


Plans unveiled to boost cycling in Leeds and Sheffield

Leeds and Sheffield will benefit from Government plans unveiled today to boost cycling.

The £62 million nationwide investment aims to improve travelling on two wheels and deliver economic, environmental plus public health benefits. A high quality cycle route network is promised for Leeds city centre.

Sheffield will get £350,000 to create a flagship cycle hub with hire bikes, lockers and changing facilities at Sheffield station.

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