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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Peter Sagan wins in Doha, pipping Mark Cavendish, far right, on the line. Picture: Getty.

David Brailsford admits he added fuel to Team Sky controversy

Team Sky principal Sir Dave Brailsford admits his errors fanned the flames of controversy over allegations of wrongdoing but has again insisted those allegations are false.

Amber Neben of the USA on her way to victory in the Women's Elite Individual Time Trial on day 3 of the UCI Road World Championships in Doha, Qatar. Picture: Bryn Lennon/Getty

Yorkshire ‘confident’ of 2019 world cycling championships

Yorkshire is confident of being named host of the 2019 UCI Road World Championships when the winning venue is announced today.

Nicolas Roche says the use of TUEs by Team Sky was unethical. Picture: Bryn Lennon/Getty

Wiggins’ drug use ‘ethically wrong’ says Sky’s Nicolas Roche

Team Sky’s Nicolas Roche has described the decision to seek permission for Sir Bradley Wiggins to use an otherwise banned drug as “ethically wrong”.

Scotland's Olympic gold medal-winning cyclist Katie Archibald will make her six-day debut in London next month.  Picture: Bryn Lennon/Getty

Katie Archibald: Rio heroine to make six-day race debut

Olympic champion Katie Archibald is making her first venture into six-day racing by heading to London next month.

A cyclist tries out a new cycle path in George Street, Edinburgh. Picture: Toby Williams/JP Resell

Which Scottish city will be the most cycle-friendly by 2020?

With the latest figures showing cycling rates have fallen, there is a growing demand for Scotland’s cities to make themselves more bike-friendly.

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