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Inside Cycling (Sep 9th, 2019)

1. London cyclists organized a die-in this weekend to ask for a budget increase in cycling. The protest was organized by two campaign groups, Extinction Rebellion and Stop Killing Cyclists. They wanted to shed light on the grim statistics: in 2016, over 100 cyclists were killed and 3,400 seriously injured. During the protest (which took place near Whitehall in central London), three horse-drawn hearses carried coffins; the coffins also held signs that said “Asthma,” “Crashes” and “Climate” to draw attention to the impact of car travel. Bagpipes played funeral music and the protesters called for a budget increase in walking and cycling. — THE GUARDIAN

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2. Soon, there will be a bicycle ferry between New York state and Ontario. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has decided to move ahead with the Prescott-to-Ogdensburg Bicycle Ferry that will take cyclists back and forth from New York and Ontario. Senator Bob Runciman of Ontario initially proposed the plan with U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik’s help. Stefanik feels that the ferry will increase tourism between Canada and the northern U.S. and help the economy. This fall, a study of the ferry service will take place, and next summer a pilot project will be conducted. — TRANSPORTATION TODAY

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3. In an interview with Bicycling.com, Swiss rider Nino Schurter talked about what it took to get the victory at the Mountain Bike World Championship last month. It was Schurter’s eighth title, and he has a few tricks that helped him win. First, he felt that consistency was the secret to his success, using methods that he knew worked for him. He focused on agility whereas many mountain bikers don’t. And he always keeps his goal in mind — now, for instance, he’s switched his focus to Tokyo, aiming to get to the Olympics next year. 

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4. New York added a new bike lane on the East River, but residents are concerned this lane endangers kids. The bike lane replaced one of two life-saving exit lanes on the road, creating an ill-placed shared bike and pedestrian lane; kids use that path to get to several nearby schools, and now they’ll have to walk between bikes and traffic. It creates a dangerous situation for all involved. Mayor de Blasio said he was unaware of the situation and promised to look into it. — NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

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5. Cyclist Colin Anderson died Sunday during a Pedal for Scotland event; his widow is carrying on the cause. Colin was raising funds for a mental health charity when he reportedly became “unwell” during the event, was taken to the hospital and passed away. Wife Norma Anderson is using social media to ask people to continue donating to the charity. — THE SCOTTISH SUN

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6. A New York cyclist was hit and pinned underneath a truck Friday. The elderly man was hit by a pick-up truck in Utica when the driver was turning left; he became pinned under the truck. The man’s leg was injured, but other than that, his condition was not serious. Police are investigating the incident. — WKTV

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7. Ashton Lambie broke the Individual Pursuit World Record on Friday. Lambie, a Nebraska cyclist, was competing at the Pan-American Track Cycling Championships. He broke the record for the third time — twice in less than 12 hours — and took almost a full second off of his previous time. — 1011NOW

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8. Bicycling.com offers tips for getting back on the bike after a crash. First, do a full-body check for injuries, and ask yourself questions like your name and the date to check that you don’t have a concussion. If you’re a little nervous to get back on the bike, ride with trusted friends and go short distances at first.

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9. Jakob Fuglsang won the Vuelta a Espana stage 16 Sunday. For the 34-year-old Fuglsang (an Astana rider), it was his first ever individual Grand Tour stage victory. Tao Geoghegan came in second place and Luis Leon Sanchez in third. Fuglsang’s final time was 4-01-22. — CYCLING WEEKLY

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10. Does the cycling “high” ever wear off? A Redditor who’s new to cycling said they have more energy, they’re sleeping better and feel accomplished and happy. Does this high ever fade, they asked? Other users responded and said eventually, the initial excitement would fade, but it would return after intense rides. 

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Inside Cycling is written and curated by Hailey Hudson, an Atlanta freelance writer with a love for all things fitness and sports. Hailey performs an equal mix of journalism and content marketing services for clients such as Sitejabber, Barnes & Noble Education and FloSports. In her spare time, she writes YA novels, tap dances and snuggles with her beagle puppy Sophie. Follow her on Instagram @haileyh412.

Editor: Bobby Cherry (senior editor at Inside, who’s always on social media).

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