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Queen Elizabeth II’s doctor killed in cycling collision

LONDON: One of Queen Elizabeth II's doctors was killed in a road accident while cycling through London, police said Thursday. Peter Fisher, 67, collided with a truck on Wednesday, Scotland Yard said. Buckingham Palace said the monarch had been informed. "He was an international figure in homeopathy who was committed to holistic and compassionate care for his patients," said Doctor Gill Gaskin, a medical director for University College London Hospitals where Fisher worked for more than 35 years. "He will be greatly…

WATCH: Cyclist blown away by powerful wind in Netherlands

THE HAGUE: The storm in Netherlands and parts of northern Europe is giving people a ride in the air and a new footage has emerged showing a cyclist is blown away by powerful winds in The Hague. In a startling clip, a cyclist loses his balance and is blown across a pedestrian crossing, before eventually crashing into a railing. People are seen holding onto traffic poles that are swaying scarily due to the extreme winds. The video was taken in the typically-windy city of The Hague which lies close to the North Sea. Two…

Cyclist who gave Trump the finger is showered with money

More than $70,000 in donations have poured into a crowdfunding site set up for the cyclist who was fired from her job for making a rude gesture to President Donald Trump's motorcade. More than 3,000 donations -- from $5 to $250 -- have rolled in since November 6, when the GoFundMe campaign was set up on behalf of Juli Briskman. Briskman's raised middle finger was caught by news photographers as Trump's motorcade passed her on October 28 as he left Trump National Golf Course in Sterling, Virginia. The image immediately…

Around the world in 79 days: British cyclist smashes record

PARIS: A British cyclist set a new world record Monday by travelling around the globe in 79 days -- beating the fictional exploits of Phileas Fogg by a day. Scottish adventurer Mark Beaumont rode into Paris 78 days, 14 hours and 14 minutes after he set off from the French capital, smashing the previous record of 123 days for a round-the-world bike trip. Arriving in evening rush hour traffic under light drizzle, the 34-year-old rode the last cobbled mile to the Arc de Triomphe with a 20-strong entourage on wheels,…

Top cyclist Roome ‘hit’ by car driver in France

PARIS: Tour de France champion Chris Froome said on Tuesday that he had his bike written off by an impatient driver in a hit-and-run incident. The 31-year-old three-time winner of the world's biggest bike race, who has been training in the south of France, tweeted a picture of the twisted remains of his "totaled" training bike, saying he had been deliberately knocked off by the driver. Froome said he was "okay" after the incident, while also posting an emoji of hands clasped in prayer. "Just got rammed on…

105-year-old Frenchman pedals into history books

PARIS: A 105-year-old French cyclist set a new one-hour record for his age Wednesday -- although Robert Marchand was already in a class all of his own. Marchand pedalled for 22.547 kilometres (14.01 miles) in the national velodrome in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines west of Paris to the cheers of hundreds of spectators -- and when he had finished he said he could have gone faster. "I didn't see the sign saying there were 10 minutes to go, otherwise I would have speeded up," the wiry champion told a scrum of reporters who…