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Half a million trips on Leeds Bradford CityConnect Cycle Superhighway

Half a million journeys have been recorded on the region’s CityConnect Cycle Superhighway since it opened less than two years ago, new statistics reveal.

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Beryl Burton in action.

Stylish cycling jersey offers a fitting tribute to trailblazing Leeds sports hero Beryl

She blazed a trail for women’s cycling, not just in her home city of Leeds but all around the world.

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Katy Marchant celebrates winning the Women's Sprint Final, during day one of the HSBC UK National Track Championships at The National Cycling Centre, Manchester.

Title for Leeds cyclist Katie Marchant in Manchester

Katie Archibald successfully defended her women’s individual pursuit title on day one of the British National Track Championships in Manchester.

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Katy Marchant.

Cycling: Katy Marchant’s gearing up for key year

LEEDS RIDER Katy Marchant is gearing up for a crucial year, beginning at this weekend’s HSBC UK National Track Championships in Manchester.

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SADDLED FOR SUCCESS: Leeds teenager Tom Pidcock enjoyed a successful 2017, winning junior world titles in cyclo-cross and road racing last year.  Pictures: SWPix/Bruce Rollinson/Jonathan Gawthorpe

Teenager Tom Pidcock proving to be best of British

Of all the memories he forged in a dominant 2017, the one that stands out most for teenage Yorkshire rider Tom Pidcock is a triumph that best represents the depth of talent coming through the British cycling ranks, rather than his own personal glory.

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Annie Simpson in action.

Tour de Yorkshire: Steady progress of women’s race welcomed by Annie Simpson

THE TOUR de Yorkshire continues to blaze a trail for women’s cycling and doubling the length of the race has been hailed as another important step forward.

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Leeds cyclists receive Christmas boost

a christmas-themed competition is encouraging Leeds people to get on their bike during the short days and dark nights.

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Tour de Yorkshire: Scott Thwaites targeting glory in home showpiece

LOCAL HERO Scott Thwaites has pledged to “go down fighting” when the Tour de Yorkshire visits his home roads next May.

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I'LL BE BACK: Mark Cavendish, right, with Christian Prudhomme, general director of the Tour de France, at a press conference at The Piece Hall in Halifax, to unveil the full route of the 2018 Tour de Yorkshire.  Picture Tony Johnson.

Tour de Yorkshire: Mark Cavendish plots his return to Yorkshire’s mean streets

ALL EYES are likely to be focused in one direction when the fourth Tour de Yorkshire begins next May.

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YEP Says: Leeds will show Tour riders real Yorkshire cheer

LEEDS showed the world what a Grand Départ looked like in 2014, and now it has the chance to show how Yorkshire does a Grand Finalé.

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Beverley chosen as starting point for biggest-ever Tour de Yorkshire ahead of grand finale in Leeds

NEXT YEAR’S Tour de Yorkshire will begin in Beverley and cover 711 km before finishing in Leeds three days later.

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Leeds will host finish to Tour de Yorkshire in 2018

LEEDS will host the finish to next year’s extended Tour de Yorkshire, marking the first time the city centre has hosted world class cycling since the Grand Depart of the 2014 Tour de France sparked the region’s love affair with the sport.

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Beaumont targeting historic world title triumph

NORTHALLERTON-born cycling ace Scott Beaumont has set his sights on making history by becoming the first male rider to win BMX and mountain bike world championship titles.

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Great Britain's Katie Archibald leads Neah Evans, Emily Nelson and Elinor Barker on their way to winning the Women's Team Pursuit. Picture: Martin Rickett/PA

Track World Cup: Barker and Archibald enjoy track gold rush

Katie Archibald and Elinor Barker collected their second gold medals of the weekend by helping Great Britain to a comfortable victory in the women’s team pursuit at the Track World Cup in Manchester.

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Great Britain team pursuit riders: Ed Clancy, Steven Burke, Oliver Wood and Kian Emadi.

Amateur team chase unlikely medal in Manchester

Team KGF’s rags-to-riches story continued at the Track World Cup on Friday night as the amateur squad qualified for the bronze medal race in the men’s team pursuit.

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Great Britain's Ollie Wood. Picture: Adam Davy/PA.

Ollie Wood sets off in in pursuit of fulfilling his Tokyo dream

For years now, Yorkshire has been able to boast one of the greatest team pursuit cyclists in the history of the discipline – Ed Clancy.

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Cycling: Olympic ace Katy Marchant all set for European test

MANY OLYMPIANS will tell you just how real the post-Games blues are – and Katy Marchant is no exception.

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Katy Marchant.

Cycling: Katy Marchant makes GB selection

Great Britain have named four Olympic medallists in the squad for the UCI Track Cycling World Cup series in Poland next month – including Leeds’ Katy Marchant.

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Four new host towns revealed for Tour de Yorkshire 2018

It's good news if you live in Richmond, Ilkley, Barnsley or Halifax.
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Lizzie Deignan won the world title in 2015 (Picture: Chris Etchells)

Deignan up off the operating table for world bid

Twenty-three days after undergoing an emergency appendectomy, Yorkshire’s Lizzie Deignan bids to win the UCI World Road Race title for a second time in Bergen, Norway, today.

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