Sir Chris Hoy takes up ‘bike skiing’

AFTER switching cycling for motor racing, Sir Chris Hoy is back on two wheels again - but now with a ski attached.

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One of the great views during Etape Loch Ness 2017. Picture: Contrinbuted

Cyclist injured after crash during Loch Ness cycle race

Thousands of cyclists took part in one of Scotland fastest growing sporting competitions, taking in the scenic 66-mile route around the iconic Loch Ness.

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Giro winner Michele Scarponi dies in road crash

Giro d’Italia winner Michele Scarponi, 37, has died after a collision with a van while training today.

Get on your bike and live longer is the message from researchers who looked at cancer and heart disease. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Cycling to work cuts cancer and heart disease risk in half

Using your bike to get to work could cut the risk of developing cancer and heart disease by almost half according to new research.

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Great Britain's Katie Archibald celebrates after winning the gold medal in the women's omnium at the World Track Cycling championships in Hong Kong. Picture: Kin Cheung/AP

Scotland’s Katie Archibald win world cycling gold medal

Scotland’s Katie Archibald claimed Britain’s first gold medal of the Track Cycling World Championships on day three in Hong Kong with victory in the women’s omnium.

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Mark Cavendish has been diagnosed with Epstein-Barr virus and faces an uncertain timescale for his recovery. Picture: Adam Davy/PA Wire

Glandular fever leaves Cavendish sidelined

Mark Cavendish has been diagnosed with glandular fever and a date for his return to racing is not yet known.

Gold medallist Rachele Barbieri, centre, of Italy, silver medalist Elinor Barker, left, of Great Britain and Bronze medalist Jolien D'Hoore of Belgium pose with their medals on the podium after the scratch race at the Track Cycling World Cup in Hong Kong. Picture: Kin Cheung/AP

Briton Elinor Barker has to settle for silver in Hong Kong

Elinor Barker was frustrated after narrowly missing out on a first individual Track Cycling World Championships title with scratch race silver on the opening day in Hong Kong.

Callum Skinner is not involved in any team events at the World Track Cycling Championships in Hong Kong. Picture: Bryn Lennon/Getty

Callum Skinner only looking out for No 1 in Hong Kong

Callum Skinner admits he will be chasing personal glory
rather than team success when the World Track Championships get underway in Hong Kong this morning.

Mark Beaumont sets off from Edinburgh Airport for his round the world cycle ride in 80 days. Picture: Toby Williams

Mark Beaumont: Beating mental fatigue for round the world trip

Mark Beaumont believes guarding himself against mental fatigue is just as important as battling physical challenges as he prepares for an record-breaking attempt at cycling around the world in 80 days.

Mark Beaumont announces his Round The World in 80 days cycle challenge.  Pic: Toby Williams

Mark Beaumont to attempt round the world cycle in 80 days

It is a record first attempted by Jules Verne’s fictional hero Phileas Fogg when a new railway route in India made it possible to travel around the entire world in just 80 days.

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Sir Bradley Wiggins has vowed to 'shock a few people'. Picture: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Bradley Wiggins: Doping is the worst thing to be accused of

Sir Bradley Wiggins has vowed to “shock a few people” when he finally has his say on doping allegations.

Cycling campaigners in the Highlands. Picture: Contributed

Campaign launched to make Inverness a cycle-friendly city

A MASS cycle to Highland Council HQ in Inverness is to take place with walking and cycling enthusiasts demanding more action to improve active travel facilities in the city.

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Colin Murray prepares for Etape Loch Ness charity cycle. Picture: Contributed

Grandad with cancer to do 66-mile Loch Ness charity cycle

A 62-year-old grandfather suffering form an incurable cancer will take part in the Etape Loch Ness challenge to raise money for Maggie’s Centre.

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Olympic gold cycling medalist Katie Archibald, right, and Abi van Twisk, who rides for Drops Cycling Team, help promote the 2017 Women's Tour at Tower Bridge, London. Picture: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Scotland’s Katie Archibald relishes role in Women’s Tour

London will host a stage of the Women’s Tour for the first time with the 2017 edition scheduled to finish in the capital on 11 June.

Abertay University pupils learn the pyschology of Vikings. Picture: Alan Richardson

Abertay Uni uses sport - and Messi - to reach deprived kids

AN innovative Abertay University education programme that has used Lionel Messi’s wages, the Tour de France and the Six Nations as hooks to engage some of Scotland’s most deprived children has reached an incredible 40,000 participants.

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Overall winner Roger Walkowiak wears the yellow jersey during the 1956 Tour de France. Picture: Photosport Int/REX/Shutterstock.

Oldest surviving Tour de France winner Roger Walkowiak dies

Roger Walkowiak, who won the 1956 Tour de France against all odds after making the most of a long breakaway, has died at the age of 89.

A new cycle lane recently opened on Leith Walk - but cyclists have complained about having to dodge a lamppost in the middle of it. Picture: Greg Macvean/JP Resell

Average Scot ‘has not ridden a bicycle in nine years’

The average Scot has not ridden a bike in nine years, despite a growing interest in cycling across the country, a survey has found.

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14th Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival will feature some of Scotland's top adrenalin-junkies.

Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival to showcase extreme sports

THERE are no prizes for a new climbing route, a first ski descent or for surfing a remote cold-water wave in Iceland.

Cyclists in Morzine

Rolf Rae-Hansen tackles the Alps with a trip to Savoie Mont Blanc

Charity is seeking bikes for refugees in Ayrshire. Picture: Michael Gillen

Charity appeals for bikes for refugees in Ayrshire

A SCOTTISH charity is seeking help in providing bikes for refugees located in Ayrshire.

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