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BIKE Magazine September 2021

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Cycling in Snowdonia

Croeso is the Welsh word for ‘welcome’, and the Park Authority welcomes all cyclists to Snowdonia. Everyone must see for…
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Whisky on wheels

Whisky on wheels

There’s not much better way to see Islay than the ‘Tour de Islay’, a ride that takes place on the…
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Beautiful Brittany

Beautiful Brittany

Northwest France is dominated by some beautiful towns and villages and the Bretagne coastal town of Carnac, Brittany, is no…
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Leaving Europe: Part 1

After nearly nine months working and cycling through Europe, we finally crossed the border from Greece into Turkey leaving Europe Like two giddy kids we cycled slowly, taking in our last minutes in Europe before entering the much anticipated Turkey. Weather-wise we didn’t get the greatest of welcomes and our…
Leaving Europe

Cycling Adventures The Evolution Of A Cyclist Through The Decades

The Evolution Of A Cyclist Strangely, I don’t remember when I learned to ride a bike. The first bike I remember having was from around the age of 8 to 15. There was nothing sleek and sexy about the Raleigh Shopper (apologies to Raleigh for saying so). I lived at…
Evolution Of A Cyclist

EuroVelo 8: Mediterranean Route

What is EuroVelo 8? EuroVelo is a European cycling network, with 17 long-distance rides that cross and connect Europe to create routes totalling 90,000km spanning 42 countries. Spain has been included in 3 EuroVelo routes, providing cycling tourism inspiration that will take you to the heart of this fascinating country.…
EuroVelo 8 Mediterranean Route

Cycling Adventure in Spain

What does it need to make a Cycling Adventure in Spain of 1,300 km and 11 days possible? Well, 3 crazy guys, 3 bikes, a tent and a lust for adventure. The Master Plan Sooooo, with my age already beginning with the number 3, I finally realised my wish of…
Cycling Adventure in Spain

Products

New GX-1200: Gravel bikes made of steel
Tradition meets modernity with New GX-1200 With the prospect of the brand’s 35th anniversary in 2022, vsf fahrradmanufaktur is expanding its range with a new, sporty product category. The brand is…
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Blubrake ABS G2: the new anti-lock braking system
Blubrake ABS G2 The new anti-lock braking system, improved performance in half the size Small, lightweight and adaptive: Blubrake ABS G2, the second-generation of the e-bike-specific anti-lock braking system by…
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Bamboo Bike
Bamboo bikes are growing in popularity And are currently on display at The Design Museum’s Cycle Revolution Exhibition. Interestingly they appeal to the desire for bespoke and self-built.   The…
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Health and fitness

Ian Jenner’s Ask The Coach…

Ian Jenner’s Ask The Coach… So, I’m a novice and have been cycling for 12 months. I mostly split my time between MTB and road as I want to lose weight. I did my first ever 100 miles on Sunday and loved it, and for the next year, I want…
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Ian Jenner: Ask The Coach…

Ask Ian Jenner The Coach… Q: We are taking a cycling trip around the French Alps (near Bourg D’Oisans). Do you recommend any epic port or pass around that area?  Ian Jenner: Well, you have certainly picked a great place to cycle! Of course, the big monster looming over you…
Ian Jenner

How Cycling Made Me Feel Free

How Cycling Made Me Feel Free Back in 2009, I had a clumsy climb out of my kayak, landing on the deck on my left hip, which left me in staggering amounts of pain. This led to constant leg/hip pain and backache. Several doctor’s appointments, consultant visits, 2 x-rays, and…
How Cycling Made Me Feel Free

Green Skin Glow Smoothie

Healthy glowing skin involves more than just what you put on your skin. It begins with proper nutrition that builds beauty from the inside.  The skin is our largest detoxification organ and supports every system in the body including the gut, liver, brain, adrenals, immune system and lymphatics. It is…
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Bikes and eBikes

Affordable Avial Commuter e-Bike with a non-welding frame

Avial Commuter e-Bike with a non-welding frame Today, along with the growing popularity of environmentally friendly and easy-to-use electric vehicles, there is a growing interest among consumers in the multi-purpose Commuter e-Bikes class. This type of bicycle can be used both on city streets and on country trips, and over…
Avial Commuter e-Bike

Is it an e-bike, is it an e-car? No, it’s a bio-hybrid

Damian Carrington tests a concept vehicle touted as a ‘solution for future urban transport’ in a rapidly urbanising world. I’m sitting in a cross between an electric-assisted bicycle and an electric car that looks like a cool golf buggy. The model I am in is also the only one in…
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Top 5 UK’s most bike-friendly cities
Top 5 UK’s most bike-friendly cities Which city is the best for cyclists? New data has revealed the best cycling city in the UK. Cycling is one of the UK’s…
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Ian Jenner’s Ask The Coach…
Ask the coach Q: Can you recommend a bivi bag that packs down to a small size but is realativley affordable. I’m looking to reduce the size of my camping…
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Anna Kiesenhofer Wins the gold medal
Anna Kiesenhofer holds a PhD in mathematics, works as a researcher in the field of nonlinear partial differential equations, and recently won the women’s cycling road race at the Olympics…
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