This week’s top cycling tweets

Social media has an array of content. Every now and then we pick out our best tweets from the week. Twitter has become the modern day newspaper and it is a fantastic was to stay up to date with the latest developments in the cycling world.  

During the Tour de France this year there were a couple of awful crashes and we held our breath while we waited for riders to emerge from the bushes at the side of the road. Philippe Gilbert, displayed great courage to ride 60 kilometres to the finish of the stage after his crash. It’s great to see that he is back on the bike and setting big goals for the remainder of  the year.

Cycling Tips produce great content on a daily basis to help satisfy the cycling community. They recently released a story about a Chinese cyclist who completed the first successful ‘Everesting’ on Mt. Everest itself. It reminded us why we ride bicycles and to continue pushing boundaries looking for the next adventure.

When Lawson Craddock hit the deck during stage 1 of the Tour de France, very few people where optimistic that he would make it to the start line the following day let alone all the way to Paris 3 weeks later. Lawson’s pledged to donate $100 for each day of the Tour that he finished. The funds he has raised so far will contribute to the revamp of the Alkek Velodrome where he started his cycling journey. During the Tour Lawson encouraged people from around the world to support him by contributing to this cause. The total figure raised is now over $260 000 and  the support continues to grow.

Sport brings people together. We have seen it in a variety of different sporting codes around the world. Watching Geraint Thomas return to Cardiff in Wales this week and seeing the crowds that turned out to congratulate him, it reminded us of the power of sport to unite a nation! Congratulations again on a superb Tour de France victory Geraint!


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