Cycling Sayama

Apr 5, 2014

Cycling Sayama

by Mark Schilling

A forested area bordering western Tokyo and Saitama Prefecture offers day-trippers a chance to experience the great outdoors on two wheels.

Cyclist deaths in London spark outcry

Nov 23, 2013

Cyclist deaths in London spark outcry

When a cyclist is killed on London’s roads, a flower-laden white bicycle is sometimes placed at the scene — both as a tribute to a lost comrade and a warning to others. More of these poignant “ghost bikes” may appear for the six cyclists ...

Oct 25, 2013

Bicycle minister pitched for Cabinet

A nonpartisan group of lawmakers plans to call for the creation of a bicycle minister whose task would be to promote cycling. National bicycle administration should be integrated with the new ministerial post, the group led by Justice Minister Sadakazu Tanigaki said in a ...

Aichi city gambles on female cyclists

| Aug 30, 2013

Aichi city gambles on female cyclists

The Toyohashi Velodrome in Aichi Prefecture has started a program to train professional female cyclists to drum up interest in the dying sport. The city hopes the women will base their activities in Toyohashi and increase the popularity of cycling to attract more spectators ...

Vienna embraces the culture of the bicycle

Jun 22, 2013

Vienna embraces the culture of the bicycle

by Tracy Mcveigh

On the Praterstern, where cars, buses and trams converge from several busy streets on a road that loops around Vienna’s central train station, a new digital counter stands under the eye of the Riesenrad Ferris wheel. It’s about the size of a bus stop ...

Cycling superstar Hoy set standard for British success

Apr 19, 2013

Cycling superstar Hoy set standard for British success

In his back-breaking pursuit of perfection, Olympic cycling great Chris Hoy forged the template that enabled Britain to become the dominant global force in the sport. The 37-year-old Scot, who announced his retirement on Thursday, bows out as his country’s greatest ever Olympian and ...

Cyclists who flout law face charges

| Feb 4, 2013

Cyclists who flout law face charges

by Mizuho Aoki

Traffic accidents have witnessed an overall decline in recent years, but the percentage of cases involving bicycles is on the rise. National Police Agency data show bicycles were involved in 20.8 percent of all traffic accidents in 2011, up 18.5 percent from 2001.