I think most of us would agree that cycling has a lot of benefits – physical, mental, financial – and that riding a bike gives a person a certain autonomy, a freedom to come and go as you please – a self reliance. So my Christmas gift guide this year is dedicated to charities and non-profits that help make cycling accessible for those whose lives could significantly change by having two wheels to set them on their way. Give once, give regularly, volunteer or even just find your own way to spread the velolove where it’s needed most. Any way you want to do it, giving back is the best gift you can give. Continue reading
There’s a sad sort of clanking from the clock in the hall at VeloVoices Towers, which regretfully tells us it’s time to bid farewell, so long and adieu to some peloton favourites. Here is our list of nominees for the lifetime achievement award and it’s chock-full of deserving candidates and persuasive arguments. And one very, very controversial outlier. Vote now – and if you think we’ve missed someone off, write them in!
This prestigious award is not decided on by mere trifles such as UCI points or pay slips. Like our regular Rider of the Race accolade, this title goes to the rider who has leapt out and grabbed us with his panache, made us laugh, made us cry and most of all made us LOVE this sport.
Previous winners: 2012 – Bradley Wiggins; 2013 – Peter Sagan; 2014 – Michal Kwiatkowski; 2015 – Peter Sagan; 2016 – Peter Sagan; 2017 -Tom Dumoulin