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Cycling News, Reviews, Chat and Ride reports


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Revising the Highway Code

Plans have been underway to revise the Highway Code for some time now and it appears that the CTC have been able to coordinate an amendment that prevents cyclists having to use cycle routes, advanced stop lines, cycle boxes and toucan crossings. The proposed wording now says that use is not ‘compulsory’ but may ‘make your journey safer’ and that … Read the rest…

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Cannondale issue Safety Recall

Now, I don’t actually know anyone who rides a Cannondale. Really I don’t, in fact I actually know more Klien owners than Cannondale owners and the number I see out on the trails is pretty low as well, except occassionally round Holmbury Hill and outside Peaslake Stores. Must be a shortage of dealers locally I guess. That aside though, I … Read the rest…

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Madison says goodbye to Manitou

Creating not so much a passing interest as a shrug of indifference from most of the English speaking free world (unless you are a Mountain Biker), Bike Biz are reporting that Shimano’s UK distributors Madison have decided to end their distribution agreement with for Manitou forks, saying that although they believe Manitou will ‘regain the market position that it has … Read the rest…

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2008 SRAM Product Launch

SRAM have recently launched their 2008 product range to the press at Sea Otter although news on revisions to the Rock Shox range seemingly will have to wait to later. Looks like a classic case of evolution over revolution after a couple of years where SRAM have really pushed forward on their product ranges, but worthwhile changes nonetheless. I’ve added … Read the rest…

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World Naked Bike Ride Day

Following on from my recent post about cyclists being a bit, well, weird my attention was caught this morning by mention on the radio about World Naked Bike Ride (WNBR) Day. Apart from the opportunity to link to a site that shows pictures of naked people on bikes, the organisers have a serious point to make. They argue: We face … Read the rest…

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Cycleworks Demo Day 2007

OK, so it’s a bit later than I intended to post this but just to say that Cycleworks are having their annual Demo Day this Sunday, 11 March at Holmbury Hill. They plan to have bikes from Whyte, Marin, Specialized, Orange and Intense available for people to try, so it should be a great opportunity to ride different bikes over … Read the rest…

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Marin 2007 and Jon Whyte

So Marin have finally released information about their 2007 bikes (well, to date the US site has been updated anyway) and what a great line up it is too.

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The Bike Plow

If you thought cycling in the middle of winter in this country is hard, look at the lengths some people go to over in Chicago…