The world's fastest growing website has a little corner devoted to cycling. BikeStuff on YouTube.com has videos ranging from Lance Armstrong's diversion into a cornfield in 2003 through to up-to-date interviews with Ivan Basso (and a video of his gorgeous sister). But it also has eclectic clips such as a demonstration of a sideways cycling bike and news about the multi-million dollar air-conditioned cycle-path network to be built in Qatar.

YouTube bike video library grows

The BikeStuff section of YouTube now has 56 members and 62 online video clips.

"This is a group dedicated to the world of bicycles. Bikes as transport, bikes as race machines. MTBs, road bikes, BMX, recumbents, trials bikes, choppers, cruisers, fixed-gear singlespeeders, whatever. From cycle advocacy to bicycling zealots…"

Anybody can join the ‘video library’. Members can upload their own video clips or place a link for any existing video clip they like the look of and want others to view on BikeStuff.

The BikeStuff library was created by Carlton Reid, editor of BikeBiz.com.

BIKESTUFF:

http://www.youtube.com/groups_videos?name=bikestuff

And proving that ‘conflict’ always out-sells ‘worthy’, a video clip of a swearing van driver protesting to CTC’s Roger Geffen on last week’s Parliamentary bike ride is getting four times the number of views as a news story on the non-confrontational part of the ride:

Irate van driver vs Polite cyclist:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvQLwwtMFRU

Parliamentary Bike Ride 2006:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LeV8VwJSGzY

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