A surprising activity has become popular among cyclists in recent months. It's called "Everesting" - riding up and down a hill until you've ridden "up" enough to have reached the top of Mount Everest, the world's highest mountain.
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The coronavirus pandemic has led to an explosion of interest in bikes and biking. Bike stores are struggling to keep up with the demand, while cities are working hard to create new places to cycle.
Among the more unusual news stories recently…a teenager carries her father hundreds of miles on her bike, New Zealand leader Jacinda Ardern doesn't let an earthquake shake her up, and scientists discover that penguin poop produces laughing gas.
A program in Myanmar called LessWalk has found a creative way to provide free bikes to students who travel a long way on foot every day to get to school.
In today's news roundup, Facebook gets a $5 billion fine, England meets New Zealand in the Cricket World Cup, Simona Halep wins the Wimbledon women's title, and a group of bikers ride naked in Cologne, Germany.
Charlie Condell has finished a record-setting bike trip around the world. The 18-year-old completed the trip in just 248 days in spite of having his bicycle stolen partway through the trip.
A biker who was leading a women's bike race by two minutes was forced to stop when she nearly caught up with the group of men who had started the same race eight minutes earlier.
Jenny Graham just rode around the world on her bike - and she did it in less than 125 days. That's about 20 days faster than the old women's world record.
On September 16, Denise Mueller-Korenek smashed the world speed record for a human on a bicycle. At her fastest, she was going 183.93 miles per hour (296 kph).
Julie Anne Genter, who works on women's issues and transportation in New Zealand's government, found an unusual way to go to the hospital to have her baby. She biked.