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Cavendish and Kennaugh pair-up for Six Day London

Mark Cavendish and Peter Kennaugh at the 2009 UCI World Track Championships. Credit: PA images

Manx cyclists Mark Cavendish and Peter Kennaugh will reunite for the Six Day London event next month.

Both men will be aiming to knock Belgian teammates Kenny de Ketele and Moreno de Pauw off their winning streak - they won both 2015 and 2016's events.

Six Day London will take place at the Lee Valley VeloPark from October 24th until the 29th.


Sir Bradley Wiggins retires from professional cycling

Sir Bradley Wiggins has announced his retirement from professional cycling.

The 36-year-old who's based in Chorley announced his retirement on his Facebook and Twitter pages.

You can read his full statement below.

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I have been lucky enough to live a dream and fulfil my childhood aspiration of making a living and a career out of the sport I fell in love with at the age of 12. I've met my idols and ridden with and alongside the best for 20 years. I have worked with the world’s best coaches and managers who I will always be grateful to for their support.

What will stick with me forever is the support and love from the public though thick and thin, all as a result of riding a pushbike for a living. 2012 blew my mind and was a gas. Cycling has given me everything and I couldn't have done it without the support of my wonderful wife Cath and our amazing kids.

2016 is the end of the road for this chapter, onwards and upwards, "feet on the ground, head in the clouds" kids from Kilburn don't win Olympic Golds and Tour de Frances'! They do now.

– Sir Bradley Wiggins

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ON YER BIKE: Paralympic cyclists want more people to travel by bike

British Cycling wants to help double the number of journeys Britons make on their bikes. Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire/PA Images

North West Paralympic gold medalists Dame Sarah Storey and Chris Boardman will unveil plans to help Britain get on its bike and become a cycling nation today

The cyclists will announce tax incentives to help get people to use their bikes more.

Figures show that just two per cent of Britons currently cycle regularly. The government spends less than £1 per person on cycling, per year.

This compared with the Netherlands where cycling spend is currently at around £30 per head and around 30% of trips are made by bike.

The plans, which will be announced by British cycling, aim to help double the number of journeys Britons make on their bikes.

Could Sir Bradley keep riding into 2017?

Sir Bradley Wiggins has hinted he may continue racing into 2017.

The Lancashire-based Olympic champion finished second with the Isle of Man's Mark Cavendish in the Madison at the Six Day London event.

He was due to retire in three weeks' time but says he may be open to riding again in London next year:

Man dies from head injuries after falling off bike

A man suffered major head injuries after colliding with another bicycle on Hill Lane, Colne. Credit: ITV News Granada Reports

A man has died after falling off his bike in Lancashire.

The 50-year-old was one of three people out cycling on Hill Lane, in Colne, at around 10pm on Thursday, May 12.

A woman, aged 19, fell from her bike injuring her leg. The two male riders cycling behind her then collided with each other before the 50-year-old fell from his bike and suffered major head injuries.

The man was taken to Royal Blackburn Hospital for treatment before being transferred to the Royal Preston Hospital where he died on Friday, May 13.

Police are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

These are tragic circumstances and my thoughts are with this man and his family.

We are appealing for information and would ask anyone who can help to come forward and contact police.

If you were in the Hill Lane area and witnessed the incident please contact us.

– Sgt David Hurst, Lancashire Police

Anyone with information is asked to contact pol‎ice on 101, quoting log reference 1637 of May 12.

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