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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.

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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.

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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.

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Cyclists in Morzine

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

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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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Team Sky principal Sir Dave Brailsford faced the media at the team training camp in Mallorca. Picture: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire

Brailsford accuses UKAD chief of undermining cycling probe

Embattled Team Sky principal Sir Dave Brailsford has criticised the chairman of UK Anti-Doping for undermining the ongoing investigation into allegations of wrongdoing in cycling.

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Sir Bradley Wiggins has announced his retirement from professional cycling in a statement. Picture: David Davies/PA Wire

Sir Bradley Wiggins announces his retirement from cycling

Sir Bradley Wiggins has announced his retirement from cycling, ending a career that saw him win a British record eight Olympic medals as well as the country’s first Tour de France title.

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British Cycling has announced the appointment of Stephen Park as its new performance director. Picture: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Scotland’s Stephen Park is new British Cycling chief

Stephen Park is the new performance director at embattled British Cycling, and will face the task of continuing progress at the national governing body.

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A new cycle lane on Leith Walk on the pavement which has a lamp post in the middle of it. Picture; Greg Macvean

Lamppost in the middle of new Leith Walk cycle lane

HOW many council bosses does it take to remove a lamppost?

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Fabbien Cousine of France competes in the men's downhill qualifying round at the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup in Fort William. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Fort William mountain bike race ‘best in world’

Scotland’s mountain bike racing community has received a major boost after a Highlands race consolidated its reputation as one of the best in the world.

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Jack Carlin (white) of Great Britain and Zac Williams of New Zealand compete in the Men's Sprint during the Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup. Picture: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty

Scottish teenager Jack Carlin takes his second cycling gold

Scottish teenager Jack Carlin struck gold for the second weekend in succession when he launched the Great Britain team sprint squad to victory at the second round of the UCI Track World Cup in Holland, writes Colin Renton.

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Logan Thomson will cycle across the Forth Road Bridge 14 times in aid of Poppyscotland. Picture: Contributed

Young Fife fundraiser goes the Extra Mile for Poppyscotland

A 12-year-old from Kirkcaldy has chosen to cycle 20 miles for Poppyscotland after his uncle’s life was transformed by the charity.

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Dave Brailsford of Team Sky will face a select committee.  Picture: Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images for Leaders

Team Sky’s Dave Brailsford to appear before select committee

Team Sky principal Sir Dave Brailsford has been asked to appear before the Culture Media and Sport select committee as part of its inquiry into how cycling has handled anti-doping issues and the use of therapeutic use exemptions.

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Gordon Wilson, managing director at Carbon Financial Partners, Mark Beaumont ambassador of Winning Scotland Foundation, Sir Bill Gammell Chairman of Winning Scotland Foundation, Mark Christie, Carbon Financial Partners. Picture: Contributed

Record-breaker Mark Beaumont sees £35k handed to kids’ charity

ADVENTURE cyclist Mark Beaumont showed his support to The Winnning Scotland Foundation as a £35,000 cheque from Edinburgh-based financial planning firm Carbon Financial is handed to the charity.

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Bike Butlers set to offer a 'five star' experience to cyclists. Picture: Contributed

Bike Butlers set to give cyclists a five-star experience

CYCLISTS wanting to experience Scotland in ‘five-star’ style can now call upon a new venture calling themselves the Bike Butlers.

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Danny MacAskill filmed a video for Red Bull at the Playboy Mansion in Beverley Hills.

Danny MacAskill admits 'honest mistake' over Playboy Mansion visit

His death-defying stunts and spectacular videos on his bike have won him millions of fans around the world.

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Britain's Chris Froome during the presentation of the 2017 Tour de France route in Paris. Picture: Christophe Ena/AP

Chris Froome: Questions over Bradley Wiggins’ medicine use

Chris Froome says questions remain over Team Sky and Sir Bradley Wiggins seeking permission to use triamcinolone.

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