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Doctor accepted bike ‘gift’ from Sutton ‘cleared off’ British Cycling’s budget

Dr Richard Freeman accepted a free bike worth several thousands of pounds as a “gift” from Shane Sutton that was “cleared off” the British Cycling budget, a medical tribunal heard.



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Freeman had previously told the tribunal that he was “terrified” of the former British Cycling head coach – and also said in his witness statement that Sutton had wanted him to sign off £6,000 of cosmetic dental treatment while the two men worked together.

However under cross-examination by Simon Jackson QC, counsel for the General Medical Council, Freeman stated that he had “regrettably” accepted a sponsor’s bike from Sutton, believed to be a Pinarello Prince worth several thousands of pounds, which he subsequently gave to his wife.



a man standing in front of a crowd: Shane Sutton pictured at the London 2012 Olympics. Richard Freeman says he was ‘terrified’ of the former British Cycling head coach.


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Young model gears up to bike 300+ miles to bring awareness to mental health

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — A young man is biking hundreds of miles to bring awareness to mental health.

Kevin Hubsmith is the picture-perfect image of health and happiness.

From the outside, this male model has it all. The glitz and the glamour.

But looks can be deceiving.

“It started in high school. I actually had an incident with self-harm, which was my first real big obstacle with mental health,” Hubsmith said. “Got some treatment and then went off to college and had a little bit of a manic episode in college actually.”

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That’s when Hubsmith decided to spend 76 days in the wilderness.

Nine years ago, he went to an outdoor therapy retreat in the Moab Desert in Utah.

So next Wednesday he’s going back to where it all started for him. A full circle moment.

He’s

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New Gravel Bike Accessories for a Smoother Ride

With temperatures dropping around the country, gravel-riding season is upon us. Here are some of our top accessory picks for making your unpaved road rides a little more comfortable. 

Wahoo Elemnt Roam Cycling Computer ($380)

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Best for: Epic Adventures on Unknown Roads

There are dozens of cycling computers on the market, but the Roam should be on every gravel grinder’s short list. Like all of Wahoo’s cycling computers, the companion app makes it painless to upload routes from third-party sites like RideWithGPS and Strava. The Roam offers turn-by-turn navigation and will even route you back on track if you decide to take a detour to a scenic overlook or coffeeshop. If you’re really into data, the Roam easily syncs with power meters, heart rate monitors, and other sensors to provide mountains of information for post-ride analysis. The two features we came to appreciate most were the

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