“This is what bikes are made for. This weather, these roads, these landscapes.” So said one of last year’s participants of Mallorca 312, one of the best cycling sportives in the world. With closed roads on the entire route which starts on the east coast of the island and climbs into the Tramuntana mountains this is a bucket list ride on the same level as the Etape du Tour. And registration is open!
If you’re quick you may still be able to own a piece of cycling history by purchasing a piece of the Manchester Velodrome track.
The track is getting its first refit since it was last replaced in 2007 so thousands of planks of Siberian spruce have been pulled up from the National Cycling Centre and being sold by the recycling charity Emerge.
Bethany Lambeth, an 8th Grade Maths teacher from North Carolina, is used to solving problems. But the one she had most trouble finding a solution to had little to do with algebra. Twiddling fingers, tapping toes, late and incomplete work: it’s a conundrum that’s had teachers scratching their heads for years.