Lance Armstrong’s former team mate Tyler Hamilton said in a BBC radio documentary yesterday that during the 1999 Tour de France, Armstrong paid a motorcyclist to deliver the banned bloodbooster EPO to him.
That’s not a misprint folks, NASA astronaut Sunita Williams recently ran, swam and cycled in space the same distance as her earthbound counterparts would have done in the Nautica Malibu Triahtlon, which was held in Southern California.
As you no doubt read in the Spice this morning, the most successful Tour de France cyclist ever, Lance Armstrong, might soon be stripped of all seven of his titles. What you might have missed though, is that he’ll also have to pay back all of his accumulated winnings which amount to roughly R35 285 592!
On Friday, cyclists from the “Critical Mass” cycling campaign defied police instructions not to go ahead with their monthly cycle on the eve of the Olympic opening ceremony. This ended up in brawls between police officers and cyclists in central London, resulting in 130 people being arrested.
There’s a new documentary coming out this month called Line of Sight. While standard cyclists drive me mental (only because I am convinced I am going to run one over unintentionally) these guys are even worse.
We’ve been following the Avis Unogwaja team challenge here at 2oceansVibe. Last time we caught up with the team on their 1 677-kilometre trip from Cape Town to Pietermaritzburg, they were in Cradock. They still had 855 kilometres, and six days to go, as well as a Comrades Marathon to run. The team had been […]
Last week you might have caught the interview on 2oceansvibe Radio with John McInroy, leader of the intrepid Avis Unogwaja team. You can listen to Graeme Joffe’s chat with John, right here! The team has been preparing for an event that brings to life the unique history of the Comrades, by following in the cycle […]
Regular readers will be aware that we’ve been ardent fans of Danny MacAskill here at 2oceansVibe for years. We are now however proud to present to you an Australian, Andrew Dickey, who could arguably be as good as Danny. You’ll enjoy his skills.
South Africa’s Greg Minnaar snatched victory this weekend in Pietermaritzburg during a thrilling climax to the first leg of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Cross Country and Downhill race. We’ve got the results and footage of his mad skills in action, after the jump!
This just happened at the end of the 2012 Argus Cycle Tour. Click ‘Continue Reading to see the two videos. One from ahelicopter and one from the road.
It’s that time of the year again when thousands of lycra-clad cyclists descend on the Mother City for the Cape Argus Pick ‘n Pay Cycle Tour. Capetonians, your road closures begin tomorrow, so here is what you need to be aware of.
Following on from the news that Albert de Wet’s track, “Bikin’ RSA” was initially sent to media as the official song of the Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour, and then sternly rejected by officials from the organisation, we suggest that bikers across the country rally around this song ahead of the big race […]
If you didn’t manage to get a load of the 2012 Argus Cycle Tour Campaign Song, which was branded by an apparent majority as both “revolting” and “embarrassing,” it’s too late I’m afraid – they’ve pulled it. This may well be the first instance in South African sporting history that an official song has been […]
This is the official song for the 2012 Argus. Here’s a little info on the artist, Albert de Wet. Albert de Wet was introduced to the music industry in 2007, with the release of his debut Afrikaans album, Dagboek van ‘n Dromer. Ironically though, it was his English track, Within Walls, that put him on […]
According to our latest survey, 40% of our 2oceansvibe readers indulge in these elaborate spinning classes taking place on our roads – ie. ‘cycling.’ And so I felt it pertinent to mention this deal I found at Groupon, which gets you 51% off at (what is apparently) a popular online cycling shop, called buycycle.co.za. I […]
A bus driver has been jailed after he used his vehicle to ram a cyclist off the road – catapulting the rider three metres through the air, and resulting in a broken leg and fractured wrist. Moments prior to the collision, the two had an argument at a roundabout, with the cyclist said to have “tugged at one of the bus’ windscreen wipers.” Checkout a video of the incident after the jump.
Here’s a little video from the people at peopleforbikes.org. If you’re a cyclist, this will make your chest warm with the delight of an extra ten kilometers on a crisp autumn morning. If you’re not a fan, then please make sure you’re sitting down, because this much shit that cyclists say in one go will induce a rage blackout. Believe me.
A 2oceansViber sent us this report regarding an upcoming prawn gathering in Johannesburg. Yesterday morning, a bunch of them hit the morning traffic on foot, yet still wearing their helmets. Their agenda? To apologise in advance for Sunday’s 94.7 Momentum Cycle Challenge, and to present motorists with alternative routes to get around the city. They also urged drivers to #SmileDammit
German drivers and pedestrians have begun to get really upset with the behaviour of a vast majority of the cycling population inhabiting the streets around the country. German statisticians have revealed that one in three urban accidents involved a bicycle last year, with one in four being deadly.
Just quietly get a load of this video of mountain biker, Evan van der Spuy of Team Jeep South Africa, getting taken out. It’s COMPLETELY off the charts! The guy’s lucky he was wearing a helmet. Click ‘Continue Reading’ below to see the video.
This morning I spotted yet another cyclist going through a red traffic light on Somerset Road in Green Point. I drove alongside the cyclist (after the light had turned green) and I asked him who exactly he thought he was. The guy completely freaked out and told me, categorically, that the law states that cyclists […]
Swedish designers have made a cycling helmet that isn’t totally obnoxious, which is pretty great. It won an award. Understand that no matter how nice this helmet is, it still isn’t okay to wear this guy indoors, because that’s rude. Still, it just won the Index:Award, the largest monetary prize for design in the world.
Vilnius is the capitol city of Lithuania – a place where they feel very strongly about cars wrongly parked in specifically allocated bicycle lanes. In this clip the city’s mayor, Arturas Zuokas, can be seen literally crushing an “illegally parked” luxurious blue Mercedes – with an armored vehicle!
Toyota and bicycle maker, Parlee have developed a bike that can read your mind. The Prius X Parlee changes gears by registering the cyclist’s brain waves, through the use of an experimental iPhone app and a fancy thought sensitive helmet.
Today we received this harrowing report from San Francisco by a brave 2oceansViber. Before you continue, note that we indemnify ourselves from any angst or emotional complications that you may suffer as a result of reading the following letter.
Earlier this week Seth told you about the “Give Respect, Get Respect” campaign in America. It seems four- and two-wheeled road users in the UK might also benefit from this message. After seeing a video of himself assaulting a cyclist on the internet, a motorist has now offered his apology, saying he is “severely embarrassed.”
Local cyclists concerned about how some people treat them on the road, should take note of a new initiative launched overseas. The ‘Give Respect, Get Respect’ campaign in Philadelphia, is aimed at socially unacceptable behaviour – something we have been quite vocal about here at 2oceansvibe. The Give Respect, Get Respect campaign aimed at promoting […]
Yesterday we received this harrowing report from Europe by a brave 2oceansViber. Before you continue, note that we indemnify ourselves from any angst or emotional complications that you may suffer as a result of reading the following letter.
Flower selling in Adderley Street, Cape Town, is tradition in one of its purest forms. For some 100 years, man has always known he merely has to make a short drive into town, come rain or shine, to demonstrate old fashioned chivalry. Unfortunately, it appears an unused prawn lane is now hurting business, say the sellers.
A car covering the Tour de France, for a French television station, sideswiped Juan Antonio Flecha of Spain, while Dutch cyclist, Johnny Hoogerland, went flying into a barbed-wire fence at 60 kilometres per hour. Luckily he survived – albeit half-naked, as his pants were ripped off by the fence in the process. The maniac behind the wheel has now been banned by tour organisers.