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Simon Usborne

Simon Usborne is a features writer at The Independent and i.

Tortoises are the rabbits of the reptile world

A couple recently revealed that they lured back a lost pet by playing a video of hot reptile action. Simon Usborne peeps into the libidinous lives of nature’s ultimate sex maniacs

10 best cycling books

To celebrate Bike Week and the start of the Tour de France, we find inspirational works for fans of life on two wheels

Ordnance Survey creates app to take walkers from A-Z

Ordnance Survey is belatedly embracing the digital age with an app to accompany its paper products. But in this age of satnavs and Google Maps, is it joining the party too late? Simon Usborne charts its progress

Our man takes on the world's toughest cycle track challenge

Next Sunday, Sir Bradley Wiggins (Olympic champion, world champion, Tour de France winner) will attempt to smash the hour world record. To discover why this awe-inspiring event is described as 'death without dying', Simon Usborne (quite keen amateur) put himself to cycling's purest test...

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