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Annual show celebrates Britain's cycling industry

The event showcases the country's cycling industry

Exhibitors from the South have joined hundreds of others at the country's biggest cycling show. More than 30 thousand people were expected to visit the Cycle Show in Birmingham over the weekend of the 22nd - 24th September 2017.

However it comes as the Government has announced it is considering the introduction of a new law for cyclists, which would be the equivalent of causing death by dangerous driving. Kevin Ashford reports.

Olympic cyclist joins 600 others in endurance event

The World Championship cyclist Jason Kenny OBE has been taking part in a 24 hour endurance challenge at the Brands Hatch motor circuit in Kent. His team has been raising money for the RNLI. More than 600 cyclists took to the track this afternoon. Kenny has won six Olympic Gold medals.

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REPORT: Cyclists raise thousands with 50 mile 'Sussex Biosphere' run

Almost 150 cyclists set off on an epic 50 mile ride around Sussex this morning to raise money for 27 charities chosen by Brighton's Mayor.

It's the first event of its kind as Andy Dickenson explains. He speaks to the Mayor, Cllr Pete West, as well as organiser Brenda Pollack.


Cyclists urged to take extra care at night

Cyclists are being asked to wear bright clothing Credit: ITV

Be bright and be seen - that's the message from Hampshire Police who are urging cyclists to make sure they ride with a light and wear reflective clothing as the nights get darker. Between 2011 and 2015 more than 900 cyclists were killed or seriously injured on roads in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

"Bigger and better" cycling festival cancelled as not enough riders sign up

Not enough riders signed up to the family cycle event Credit: PA

The organisers of an established cycling festival in Wiltshire have been forced to cancel it after not enough people signed up.

The annual Cycle Wiltshire Sportive - set up to develop a lasting legacy of cycling and healthy living across the county - was due to take place on 2nd October. Organisers had promised it would be "bigger and better in its third year" but have now broken the news it has been cancelled.

Riders were invited to cycle one of three routes through the Wiltshire countryside, including a special family route.

In a statement on their website, Cycle Wiltshire said:

Unfortunately, due to a lower number of rider entries than anticipated, we have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Cycle Wiltshire Sportive event, which was due to be held on 2 October.

We apologise for the short notice and for any inconvenience that this cancellation may cause. Any participants signed up to the event will receive a full refund within the next two weeks and have been sent an email relating to this.

– Cycle Wiltshire

Wiltshire Council's cabinet member for leisure, Jonathon Seed, had been one of those with high expectations for the event. Last month he said: “Once again the Olympics, and especially the British cycling team, has inspired us all with their record-breaking exploits. Success like this really does create a legacy and an enthusiasm, just as it has done in Wiltshire since 2012, and it encourages people to get active. Cycling is proving to be as popular as ever in Wiltshire, and this event gives people of all ages and abilities the opportunity to get on their bike and take in some stunning sights."

Ride London-Surrey riders held up after two crashes

Two cyclists taking part in the 100-mile Ride London-Surrey event have been airlifted to hospital after two separate crashes.

One man is in a serious condition after hitting a tree and another is being treated for a serious head injury after falling off his bike.

Many of the riders taking part in the annual event were held up for prolonged periods before being diverted after the first crash in Surrey this morning.

Thousands of people are taking part in the Ride London-Surrey event Credit: ITV News

The man was taken by air ambulance to St George's Hospital in Tooting, London.

The second crash took place at around 10.55am near Thames Ditton and he was also treated by air ambulance paramedics before being taken to a London hospital.

Fundraiser to cycle 320 miles for Prostate Cancer charity

Charity fundraiser in training for major cycling challenge Credit: Ian Gregory

A man from the Isle of Wight is raising money for prostate cancer research by taking on three difficult cycling challenges.

47-year-old Ian Gregory has registered disabilities, but is set on raising money to help increase awareness of prostate cancer and fund research efforts to find a cure for the disease.

Ian was inspired to take action after his relative Don Exell died in 2010, following a case of undetected prostate cancer that he battled for 4 years.

The ‘3 ton challenge’ includes a 117 mile ride in France, the 100 mile Prudential Ride through London and Surrey in July, and the 104 mile Plymouth Gran Fondo.

The money he raises from sponsorship will go to Prostate Cancer UK.

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