With the capture of both Olympic gold and Tour de France yellow, 2012 was a watershed year for British cycling. Amateur cyclists shrugged on their jerseys and headed out on the open road in huge numbers—an increase of one million cyclists in the last four years. Continue reading
Once a thriving manufacturing powerhouse, the Rust Belt is now a vast area of urban decay and economic depression stretching across eight states in the northeastern United States. Cities in the Rust Belt have suffered significant population losses since manufacturing’s heyday in the early twentieth century—none more famously than Detroit, which has lost 61 per cent of its population in the last 60 years.