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Tour de France winner comes up short in his final race for Team Sky, finishing 18th at Paris-Roubaix

Cyclists listening to music are at greater risk of injury, according to the study

After cyclists' deaths, TfL moves headphones ban a step closer

London-based institution to study their impact on safety

Video: Boris Johnson on cycling safety

The London Mayor Boris Johnson was grilled today by members of the London Assembly over cycling safety. Mayor Johnson told the London Assembly that cycling in the capital is "getting safer" despite the recent spate of deaths, saying he is "not adverse" to the idea of banning lorries during rush hour.

Boris Johnson looks at rush hour lorry ban to save cyclists deaths in London

Six cyclists have died on the capital's roads in the last two weeks

How the Nike+ FuelBand made me fitter in 24 hours

<b>David Phelan</b> tries out Nike's Mr Motivator that fits right on your wrist

Trainee accountant Emma Way leaving Norwich Magistrates Court

Emma Way: Driver in #bloodycyclists Twitter storm convicted after knocking cyclist off bike

Toby Hockley sustained minor injuries when car clipped him on a narrow country lane in Norfolk

Boris Johnson: ‘Ban cyclists from wearing headphones’

Anger as Mayor of London tells cyclists to ride more responsibly in the wake of 10 cycle deaths on Britain’s roads so far this month

The Sport Matrix: Tuesday 19 November 2013

Sturridge should be fit for progress test against Germany

Lance Armstrong pictured during his interview with Oprah Winfrey

Lance Armstrong accuses former UCI president Hein Verbruggen of helping him cheat during 1999 Tour de France

Disgraced cyclist accuses governing body of concealing his doping

Man in his 60s hit by lorry becomes sixth cyclist death in 14 days on streets of London

Police say the man died at the scene on the junction of Camberwell Road and Albany Road, south east London

Mark Cavandish's second autobiography 'at speed: My life in the fast lane'

At Speed: My Life in the Fast Lane by Mark Cavendish

Book of the week

Steve Prescott awarded an MBE at Buckingham Palace, 23 Apr 2010

Steve Prescott: Sportsman who raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for charity after being diagnosed with terminal cancer

Steve Prescott, who has died at the age of 39, would be an educated choice as one of rugby league’s bravest players – on and off the field. The first side of that equation saw him enjoy a fine career with his home-town club, St Helens, Hull and Wakefield, tour with Great Britain and represent both England and Ireland.

10 best charity Christmas cards 2013

It's almost time for the big festive mail-out. Consider these out of the ordinary charity cards. 100% of your money goes to the cause

Make Britain's roads safer for cyclists, campaigners urge after seventh death this month

Former transport secretary Lord Adonis calls for an independent review of the cycling 'superhighways'

Boris's comments on ‘hasty, rash, precipitous’ cyclists is classic government victim-blaming

Despite the recent deaths on London's roads, Johnson seems to believe that it is the personal choices of cyclists that determine their safety

Keep cycling deaths in perspective

Recent tragedies in London shouldn’t force us off our bikes. Here are some tips to help cyclists stay safe on the roads

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King David Hotel: Palestinians not included

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End of the Aussie brain drain

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