Check out the best cycling videos of the week in our round-up

With the Tour de France behind us and the Vuelta a Espana still over a week away, the amount of racing footage on show this week is a lot lower.

This week’s cycling videos round-up includes Chris Boardman once again hitting the nail on the head when it comes to safely sharing the road. We also have footage of Matt Brammeier’s horror crash at the Tour of Utah, a crash that he thankfully looks set to fully recover from.

Elsewhere there are tips on teaching your children to ride a bike and some vintage footage of a Penny Farthing race, all here in this edition of cycling videos of the week.

Chris Boardman being spot on again

Despite being one of Britain’s best ever competitive cyclists, Chris Boardman’s passion these days lies not in marginal gains and gold medals but in the everyday use of bicycles as transport.

This video aims to re-humanise bicycle users and gain them the respect they need to ride safely on main roads. “People on bikes aren’t just obstacles, something to be avoided, they’re flesh and blood”.

Matt Brammeier’s horror crash

Matt Brammeier crashed out of the Tour of Utah last week in dramatic fashion, as this spectator footage shows. The MTN-Qhubeka rider has since been tweeted about heading home and looks to be in good spirits as he begins his recovery.

Teach your child to ride in just 45 minutes

Few of us may remember how long it actually took to learn to ride a bike, but it was probably significantly longer than 45 minutes. Here Isla Rowntree, former pro and founder of Islabikes, shows how parents can get their children up and riding in under an hour.

Four tips to nail any climb

This one will come in handy for anyone heading out for a late season trip to the alps, or those already planning their winter getaway to Mount Teide.

Four tips for the way up and one for the way down.

Here’s something a bit older

This footage is a lot older than a week and wasn’t even uploaded to YouTube recently, but came to my attention a couple of days ago. This race looks both exhilarating and pretty scary. After the addition of the longest lap, maybe the Revolution Series might look at other novelty races.

Highlights from the European Championships

The commentary isn’t the most charismatic, but the footage is good as it might be showing some future pros.

  • Iain

    Thanks for the clarification carletonreid. The driver education message is definitely a good thing. I’ve shared this on facebook and have unintentionally started something of a ‘rammy.’ Whilst a little uncomfortable, the debate has been instructive and any publicity for the message is good publicity, right?!

  • It was a private road circuit so no other cars likely at the junctions. The “summit” looks a lot steeper than real-life because of a low-slung wide-angle Go-Pro

  • Iain

    Looks to me as though the ‘safe’ overtake manoeuvre takes place across 2 junctions and approaching what looks like a blind summit.

  • Peter Marlow

    I’m not really sure Matt’s nasty crash is one of the “best” videos of the week. A horrible thing to see – thank goodness he’s relatively ok.