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British success at BMX Supercross World Cup in Manchester

Liam Phillips on his way to winning the Mens BMX Supercross WC 2013. Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Home favourite Liam Phillips won the elite men's race at the UCI BMX Supercross event in Manchester on Saturday night.

Phillips, who won the world tile in Auckland in July last year, powered away from the rest of the field to take a win he ranked up with the best of his career.

The 25-year-old said: "I won the world championships in New Zealand but it feels more special to win in front of the guys that support me."

Phillips' win came hot on the heels of his victory in Friday night's time trial at the National Cycling Centre.

Great Britain academy rider Charlotte Green finished fourth in the elite women's race behind winner Caroline Buchanan of Australia.


Olympian backs new "Think Bikes" campaign

80% of drivers say it's hard to spot cyclists and motorbikes Credit: Automobile Association

Cheshire's Olympic cycling champion, Chris Boardman is backing a new campaign calling on drivers to "Think Bikes".

New figures from the AA say more than 80% of drivers say they have trouble spotting cyclists and motorcyclists.

More than half are often ‘surprised when a cyclist appears from nowhere’.

The "Think Bike" campaign has government support Credit: PA

Chris Boardman, a world time trial champion in 1994, is British Cycling's policy adviser and backing the AA's campaign.

He said "This is a welcome step in creating a culture of mutual respect between all road users."

He went on "We know that cyclists and drivers are often the same people – nine out of 10 British Cycling members also drive a car. This sticker campaign reflects the importance of looking out for everyone on the road, regardless of what form of transport they use."

British Cycling's ten-point plan

British Cycling has announced its ten-point plan as it aims "to transform Britain into a cycling nation".

  • Cycle-proofing
  • Meaningful consistent level of investment
  • Consistent political leadership
  • Cycling safety on the driving test
  • Strengthen cycling safety in the Highway Code
  • Road and cycle safety awareness
  • Reducing risk to cyclists from HGVs
  • Cycle training available for all children
  • Reduce speed limits


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