In today's news roundup, Australia and New Zealand send help to keep the peace in the Solomon Islands, Josephine Baker becomes the first Black woman to enter France's famous Pantheon, and Julie Anne Genter rides her bike to the hospital to have her baby - again.
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The incredibly challenging Tour de France bike race will begin this weekend. For years, women have been working to bring back a similar race for females. Now, the organizers have announced that the women's Tour de France will return next July.
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.
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.