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When David Cameron came to power and became the Prime Minister of Britain, he made a promise that Britain will undergo a cycling revolution. He made an announcement on the 12th of August, 2013 that this revolution will remove all kinds of obstacles for the British cyclists in the years to come. The three things which were a part of the cycling revolution were: cycle-proofing, investment fund and cycling delivery plan.
Let us take a look at all of these three components separately:

In a plan to get around one fifth of all commuters to get into cycling by 2020, Bristol’s city council has announced a fund worth £35 million plan.

The authority plans to raise the usage of commuters using cycles as means of transport to work to 20 per cent from the current nine per cent through a number of improvements in the infrastructure, including cycling tracks which are more segregate.

Among its major initiatives, the council plans to use its funds and other grants to build commuter “corridors” towards north, north west, east and south.

John Degenkolb managed to win Gent-Wevelgem by half a wheel despite the number of crashes that had occurred on Sunday. A late break comprising of cyclists Silvan Dillier from BMC, Andrey Amador from Movistar and Stijn Devolder from Trek entered the final kilometre. However the race to the finish line was disrupted by a crash. Arnaud Demare and Degenkolb were able to push past Peter Sagan at the finish line.

The Trek Factory Racing has confirmed that Fabian Cancellara will be trying to make the hour record this year and the probable months that he will be looking to break the record in is April, July or August. The general manager Luca Guercilena is quite confident that Fabian will be able to make the record this year.

TI Cycles, a leading bicycle manufacturer, which is a unit of the $3.2 billion Murugappa Group, rolled-out India’s first carbon made bicycle – Montra on Thursday. The Montra has been designed and produced locally. The company has signed the Formula 1 driver Karun Chandok as its brand ambassador for these high-end bicycles. These lightweight bicycles have been priced in the range of Rs 21,000 and Rs 1.5 lakh.

A century ago, a young entrepreneur may have started on the road to fortune by getting on a bicycle and ended it in a luxury car. Today, with the rise of designer bikes, the opposite could be true. British millionaire and TV personality Alan Sugar set the trend several years ago when he bought a £7,000 “Prince of Spain” racing bicycle, named after Spanish champion Alejandro Valverde, from Italy’s Pinarello (pinarello.com).

Sounds unbelievable but do believe that incumbent Prime Minister of Norway Jens Stoltenberg comes to his office on bicycle and he enjoys mixing up with people.

The premier not long ago, was denied having a driver and his spouse used to serve him. Mian Muhammad Islam and Raja Mansoor Ahmad, the Norwegian citizens of Pakistani origin, who are currently in Pakistan, revealed this jaw-dropping information to The News during an informal chat here.

The first Trek Bicycle store in the United Kingdom, sited in Milton Keynes and independently owned and operated by Gary Bird, proprietor of East Street Cycles, will open on 1 April.

Audi USA has teamed up with Renovo Hardwood Bicycles of Portland, Oregon, for the Duo range of wooden-framed bikes.

Audi of America has announced that it has teamed up with Renovo Hardwood Bicycles, the “only all-hardwood bike manufacturer in the world”, to create an Audi-inspired bicycle collection that embodies “luxury and performance.”

A statement from Audi said the Duo range is “a work of art and a mode of transportation that blends beauty and craftsmanship with performance and technology.”

Anyone who has picked up Bradley Wiggins’ autobiography In Pursuit of Glory will know what to expect from the Team Sky rider’s latest account – a warts-and-all look back at the 2010 Tour de France.

Wiggins went into the race with the weight of a nation on his shoulders; billed as Great Britain’s greatest chance of earning a podium spot after his fourth place finish in 2009.