Tweets of the week: Evie Richards tries skateboarding, Alex Dowsett's puncture nightmare and more

Here's a selection of our favourite tweets from the last seven days

Alex Dowsett features in tweets of the week
(Image credit: Twitter/ @AlexDowsett)

It's that time of the week again - time to bring you a collection of our favourite cycling social media posts from the last week.

In the latest episode of Tweets of the Week, we have pros trying their hand at other sports (with disastrous results), British teams enjoying our week of summer, and Alex Dowsett showing you're never too professional to call for a lift home.

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Alex Ballinger

Alex Ballinger is editor of BikeBiz magazine, the leading publication for the UK cycle industry, and is the former digital news editor for After gaining experience in local newsrooms, national newspapers and in digital journalism, Alex found his calling in cycling, first as a reporter, then as news editor responsible for Cycling Weekly's online news output, and now as the editor of BikeBiz. Since pro cycling first captured his heart during the 2010 Tour de France (specifically the Contador-Schleck battle) Alex covered three Tours de France, multiple editions of the Tour of Britain, and the World Championships, while both writing and video presenting for Cycling Weekly. He also specialises in fitness writing, often throwing himself into the deep end to help readers improve their own power numbers.  Away from the desk, Alex can be found racing time trials, riding BMX and mountain bikes, or exploring off-road on his gravel bike. He’s also an avid gamer, and can usually be found buried in an eclectic selection of books.