Mark Cavendish switches pedal-power for motorcycle, and shows he's a natural

British sprinter Mark Cavendish gets his knee down on a motorbike, and comes close to the lap record

Mark Cavendish during a motorcycle track day. Photo: Mark Cavendish/Twitter

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Mark Cavendish has shown that he can master anything on two wheels, reportedly coming close to the lap record on a racing-spec motorbike in Cape Town during a bit of off-season fun last weekend.

The 30-year-old Manxman donned leathers and was photographed bombing around the circuit, even getting his knee down on the corners despite it being his first time on a race bike.

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Nigel Wynn
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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.