OPINION: Why cycling in Rome isn’t as crazy as it sounds

OPINION: Why cycling in Rome isn’t as crazy as it sounds

As cities across Italy aim to get more and more people into the saddle, regular cyclist Jessica Phelan says Rome isn’t as bike-unfriendly as it’s made out to be – though there’s still plenty of room for improvement.

‘We’re not Denmark’: Is Rome ready for a cycling ‘revolution’?

‘We’re not Denmark’: Is Rome ready for a cycling ‘revolution’?

VIDEO: Why you may struggle to buy a bike in Europe in 2021

VIDEO: Why you may struggle to buy a bike in Europe in 2021

Italy offers city dwellers up to €500 to buy a new bike

Italy offers city dwellers up to €500 to buy a new bike

Giro d’Italia 2020: The toughest stages of Italy’s legendary cycling race

Giro d’Italia 2020: The toughest stages of Italy’s legendary cycling race

Weekend Wanderlust: Exploring Umbria by bike

Weekend Wanderlust: Exploring Umbria by bike

Pope Francis: Doping and corruption polluting sport

Pope Francis: Doping and corruption polluting sport

Bari becomes first Italian city to pay people to bike to work

Bari becomes first Italian city to pay people to bike to work

The Giro d’Italia was cut short due to Rome’s dangerous roads

The Giro d’Italia was cut short due to Rome’s dangerous roads

Stunning drone footage shows Lake Garda’s ‘floating’ cycle path

Stunning drone footage shows Lake Garda’s ‘floating’ cycle path

Italian police arrest six in amateur cycling doping probe

Italian police arrest six in amateur cycling doping probe

Pope on a bike! Francis given customized racing bicycle

Pope on a bike! Francis given customized racing bicycle

Giro d’Italia backpedals over ‘west Jerusalem’ after Israel objects

Giro d’Italia backpedals over ‘west Jerusalem’ after Israel objects

Uncivil cyclists sink Milan’s shared bikes

Uncivil cyclists sink Milan’s shared bikes

Italian cycling team given 30-day doping ban

Italian cycling team given 30-day doping ban

Silvan Dillier bounces back from puncture to win Giro d’Italia stage six

Silvan Dillier bounces back from puncture to win Giro d’Italia stage six

Selfie-taking spectators make the race dangerous, says Giro d’Italia leader

Selfie-taking spectators make the race dangerous, says Giro d’Italia leader

Nibali teammate expelled from Giro over violent conduct

Nibali teammate expelled from Giro over violent conduct

Ten awe-inspiring routes for cycling through Italy

Ten awe-inspiring routes for cycling through Italy

Giro d’Italia cyclists race to Mount Etna summit

Giro d’Italia cyclists race to Mount Etna summit

The Tuscan festival that celebrates vintage cycling and wine

The Tuscan festival that celebrates vintage cycling and wine

Aussie cyclist gets caught in traffic, misses Tour of Lombardy

Aussie cyclist gets caught in traffic, misses Tour of Lombardy

Cyclists gear up for Tour of Lombardy race

Cyclists gear up for Tour of Lombardy race

Cyclist Viviani wins gold for Italy in Rio

Cyclist Viviani wins gold for Italy in Rio

The next Copenhagen? Bari plans €7.9m seafront revamp

The next Copenhagen? Bari plans €7.9m seafront revamp

Chinese cycle tops spark Italy illness scare

Chinese cycle tops spark Italy illness scare

Italian cyclists cleared in Mantova doping trial

Italian cyclists cleared in Mantova doping trial

Italian Giro scrambles for big name winners

Italian Giro scrambles for big name winners

Italy’s Nibali admits he cheated in Spain tour

Italy’s Nibali admits he cheated in Spain tour

Milan launches Italy’s first citybikes for kids

Milan launches Italy’s first citybikes for kids

Italian Fabio Aru wins Spain’s Vuelta

Italian Fabio Aru wins Spain’s Vuelta

Italy’s Caruso suspended after positive test

Italy’s Caruso suspended after positive test

Rogue cyclists send Lecce around the bend

Rogue cyclists send Lecce around the bend

Spaniard wins tough 98th Giro d’Italia

Spaniard wins tough 98th Giro d’Italia

Cycling: Italian Rabottini banned for doping

Cycling: Italian Rabottini banned for doping

‘No evidence Pantani was murdered’: prosecutor

‘No evidence Pantani was murdered’: prosecutor

Pantani death ‘self-destruction’ not murder

Pantani death ‘self-destruction’ not murder

Pantani probe officers threaten to sue

Pantani probe officers threaten to sue

Italian breaks world record for cycling globe

Italian breaks world record for cycling globe

Evidence destroyed from Pantani autopsy

Evidence destroyed from Pantani autopsy

Italy re-opens Pantani case over murder clue

Italy re-opens Pantani case over murder clue

Italian cycling champ boosts Kazakhstan

Italian cycling champ boosts Kazakhstan

Italian Nibali wins Tour de France

Italian Nibali wins Tour de France

Top ten cycling routes in Italy

Top ten cycling routes in Italy

Italy’s bright young PM cycles with the stars

Italy’s bright young PM cycles with the stars

Irish clinch Giro d’Italia for 2014

Irish clinch Giro d’Italia for 2014

Crisis-hit Italians swap cars for bikes

Crisis-hit Italians swap cars for bikes