Last weekend witnessed the biggest two days of cycling in the UK with RideLondon. The event saw 70,000 people take part in the closed road loop of the FreeCycle around Central London on Saturday and later that day there was the women’s Grand Prix, won by Barbara Guarischi.
On Sunday over 25,000 people taking part in the Ride100 sportive and pros such as Sir Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish competed in the London-Surrey Classic. In celebration of RideLondon, this edition of cycling videos of the week features several clips from the festival of cycling.
Away from that, we have another look at the tumbling motorist, Adam Yates unsure if he’s won a race and techniques to perfect your posture without leaving your desk.
Even pros have to compete for space with motor traffic
It’s not quite clear what’s going on here, but Sep Vanmarcke is understandably annoyed when the moto rider gets a bit too close for comfort. Vanmarcke’s solo break proved fruitless, but he was able to assist a teammate towards the end of the London-Surrey Classic.
Team cars cutting up everyday cyclist
Finding themselves in the wrong lane at a set of traffic lights in Roehampton, not far from Richmond Park, these motorists found a way through regardless. Cyclists looking out for cyclists? If only.
Adam Yates wins his first WorldTour race, doesn’t realise it
Adam Yates (Orica-GreenEdge) took his first WorldTour win with victory at Clásica de San Sebastián. However, due to an incident involving a motorbike, trouble with the television broadcast and inaudible radio communications, he didn’t actually know he’d won until he was clear of the finish line. Watch his confusion turn to delight in this video.
Kick, miss, fall over
Regular readers of this website will almost certainly have seen this, but it’s worth another watch. Skip to about three minutes for the main event, and be warned: there is a lot of swearing.
Perfect your posture at work
Avoid niggles and injuries with some basic posture improvements whilst at your desk. Here former professional cyclist for Great Britain and osteopath Alice Monger-Godfrey talks us through the best ways to improve your posture during the working day.
One day a year of safe cycling in London
The final video shows some highlights from the RideLondon FreeCycle, where a 10 mile loop of Central London was closed to traffic. People of all ages took to two wheels to make the most of the opportunity to ride safely on the capital’s streets.