Bike photos in the news: Rain, Denver, Hanoi, Barcelona and more

Bicycle news photos 2015-12-08

A Sri Lankan cyclist rides through a rain shower in Colombo on December 7, 2015. The Sri Lankan capital has been lashed by heavy rains causing major traffic jams throughout the city. AFP PHOTO/ ISHARA S KODIKARA.

Aisling O’Suilleabhain rides down a new bike lane on Arapahoe Streets, December 03, 2015. These are the first bike lanes in Denver to be protected with a row of parking, which provides an additional buffer between bicycle and vehicle traffic to enhance safety.

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A street vendor hawks flowers from the back of her bicycle in the Old Quarter of Hanoi on December 8, 2015. AFP PHOTO / HOANG DINH NAM.

A Local boy cycles through flood water around his flooded home after the nearby river Eden burst it’s banks over the weekend in Carlisle, Cumbria in north west England on 07 December 2015. Storm Desmond caused severe flooding and travel disruption across large parts of England and Scotland over the weekend, leaving 55,000 homes without power. The British Army and emergency services worked quickly to evacuate residents as they became trapped by incoming water.

A local resident makes his way through the flood water on a bike as residents continue to leave their homes after severe flooding on December 7, 2015 in Carlisle, England. Storm Desmond has brought severe disruption to areas of northern England as dozens of flood warnings remain in place.

A man cycles past electoral posters of French far-right National Front (FN) party President Marine Le Pen in Calais on December 7, 2015. France’s far-right National Front saw record-high results in the first round of regional polls on December 6, held under a state of emergency just three weeks after Islamic extremists killed 130 people in Paris. / AFP / PHILIPPE HUGUEN.

A cyclist passes by a torn electoral poster of centre-right party Ciudadanos leader and candidate for the upcoming December 20 general election, Albert Rivera in Barcelona on December 6, 2015. AFP PHOTO/ LLUIS GENE.

Children look over the new bikes they are going to receive at Manual High School on December 6, 2015 in Denver, Colorado. This was the 10th year of the ‘Arches of Hope bicycle giveaway that awards 200 students in the Denver metro area, who were nominated by teachers and community leaders, for their good work in school, good citizenship, financial need, chronic illness or having a parent in the military. Outside of the giveaway, 10 graduating high school males received new laptop computers and a $1,200 scholarship.

People ride a tricycle cart past the Zhengyangmen gate in Beijing, China, on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015. China’s great rebalancing — the long-sought shift away from investment and manufacturing towards consumption and services — is one of the nation’s big themes of the year. One problem: the rebalancing stops at the water’s edge. Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg via Getty Images.

An Indian rickshaw cyclist sleeps next to an advertisement for a more environmentally friendly city, urging residents to switch to public transport, on a foggy morning in New Delhi on December 7, 2015. To reduce pollution in the capital to promote the use of public transport, the Delhi government is planning to allow vehicles with odd and even registration numbers on alternate days from January 1, 2016. AFP PHOTO / PRAKASH SINGH.

Cyclist Joey Ferrell peers into Lexus sedan on December 5, 2015, in Redlands, California, that was searched by the FBI as part of the investigation into the December 2 massacre at the nearby Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino. The center was the site of the mass shooting that left 14 dead and 21 wounded. Suspects Syed Rizwan Farook, 28, and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, 27, were killed in a gun battle with police. The mass shooting is being probed as ‘an act of terrorism,’ the FBI said December 4, as reports surfaced that Tashfeen Malik had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group on Facebook. AFP PHOTO/GREG VOJTKO.

A Sri Lankan man rides his bicycle during a foggy morning in Colombo on December 6, 2015. AFP PHOTO / LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI.

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