October 2020



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Is China a great place to cycle? – Part 1

The bike is a great method of getting about in China’s cities and also a wonderful alternative to the car when exploring the countryside, as well as being an authentic way of see the real China. Unfortunately, due to the considerable size of the Country you will have to combine…

Cyclists create camaraderie in 7 days

The BikeMaine tour ended Saturday in Kittery. BikeMaine is a weeklong cycling tour held in mid-September. This year, 360 cyclists rode about 350 miles, from Kittery to Bethel and back, ending Saturday. They pedalled an average of 55 miles a day through small towns, from the rocky coastline to mountains…

Bikepacking Norway

We’ve now spent more than a month biking in Norway. The roads are steep. But not near as steep as I expected. They’re not ‘get off and push steep.’ I might actually be faster if I pushed, but pedaling is definitely possible. The scenery is stunning, and that takes your…

14k miles of cycle routes

Over 300 new miles of U.S. Bicycle Routes are officially designated in West Virginia and Maine, following the October meeting of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO). With the designation of USBR 50, West Virginia becomes the 27th state to join the U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS).…


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Premium Rush 4K UHD

Have you ever asked your friend before: Do you know a good movie or series? Can you recommend something? I am bored. Sometimes we tend to spend too much time…

Ford: The Emoji 😃 Cycling Jacket

It has never been easier to get on your bike – with millions of people across Europe choosing to ride into work or cycle for sport and pleasure. But communication…

Bicycle Colouring Book

The Bicycle Colouring book should be for kids, right? Not any more: you will see colouring books aimed at adults populating the best-seller charts, often requiring a high amount of…

Health and fitness

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Safety trials for Forum8 cycle simulator

Morgan State University in the US has installed a Forum8 cycling simulator at its Safety and Behavioral Analysis Center to research vehicle and cyclist behaviours. The simulator is from Japanese 3D simulation software manufacturer Forum8. It will help investigate and collect data on interactions between drivers and cyclists under varied…

Beyond the Sunshine – The Benefits of riding in the heat

Beyond the Sunshine – The Benefits of riding in the heat. Training camps have long been perceived as a luxury reserved only for the elite athlete. However, with the growth of the sports tourism industry and the increasing numbers of recreational endurance athletes willing to travel abroad to focus on their…

Cycling Advice: Staying Positive and on Track

I started planning and writing an article a few weeks ago, but then the world decided to unfortunately turn on its head with the outbreak of COVID-19. No one could have forecast or understood the global impact this has had so far. Ironically the article I started writing was about…
Staying Positive

Advice for families continuing to cycle during Coronavirus outbreak

Following the latest Government advice announced about the closure of schools to help reduce the further spread of coronavirus Covid-19, Cycling UK has updated its advice to families to let them know with sensible precautions their children can still cycle. Families can still go out on rides if they follow…

Bikes and eBikes

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Cowboy 2 and 3 are getting crash detection system

By the end of this month Cowboy will add a smart feature for crash detection to its e-bikes. The functionality was beta tested by a thousand users and soon both Cowboy 2 and Cowboy 3 owners would find it free of charge. The bike uses its sensors to search for…
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Specialized Turbo Vado SL

Turbo Vado SL This eBike is pedal-assisting all the way and Specialized says the custom motor of the ten-speed Turbo Vado SL offers enough power at full tilt to effectively double a rider’s effort at speeds up to 45kph. (You can control the amount of assistance) And if a rider…
Turbo Vado SL


GET READY TO MOUNTAIN BIKE IN DUBAI, THE DOLOMITES, AND THAILAND The HERO World Series – the international mountain bike marathon – was postponed to 2021 due to the current…

The Grand Walk of Athens

The Grand Walk of Athens is one of the largest urban interventions the city has ever seen. It is a complete plan for the revival and integration of the historic centre,…

Fix Your Bike: Claim a £50 voucher

Fix Your Bike scheme is open to anyone in England “who has an unused bicycle in need of a repair”. The Fix Your Bike initiative was originally announced in May…

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