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A celebration of bicycles through film, art and music

A celebration of bicycles through film, art and music

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2012 Cyclo-sportive calendar Welcome to Cycling Weekly’s extensive calendar of British cyclo-sportive events for 2012. Events are sorted by date. Event information will be added and updated regularly. Have we missed out your ride? bikes making tracks on road to greener travel Folding bikes touted as eco-friendly and stylish way to commuteNumber of folding bike cyclists and manufacturers has grown in recent yearsPortability is key to success of the bikes as is increasing number of cycle paths in cities (CNN) -- From city suburbs to crowded urban centers, small-wheeled folding bicycles are finding a new credibility. Once dismissed as novelty toys or stash-in-the-trunk conveniences, they now are being seen as a way to get everyone on a bike.

Boardman Pro FS Review Ever since we tested the stunning value Boardman Comp FS, we’ve wanted to get the Pro version in to see if the better shock sorts the ride and creates a pocket money trail rocket. It does, and the kit is unbelievable for the pricetag, delivering outstanding weight and performance dividends to create a genuinely great trail bike at a cost where others simply can’t compete. Ride & handling: Well balanced in almost every detail, and great value With an exceptional spec for the money, the complete weight of the Boardman is up with many £2,000 trail bikes. That translates to easy and permanently enthusiastic acceleration, and efficient and rapid climbing, which the rear suspension does nothing to dampen.

Kevin Scott's bike design gets around the theft problem I'm not sure about UK slang, but in America if I tell you "I'm gonna wrap my bike around a pole" that means I'm gonna crash it. But Kevin Scott, an industrial design student at the UK's De Montfort University, means it in a different way. [image credit: Tony Kyriacou/Rex Features] Scott has designed a bicycle that the user wraps around a pole literally. A ratcheting mechanism transforms two parts of the bike's frame from stiff to bendable, and once wrapped, a single bike lock can be passed through both tires and the frame, which Scott hopes will decrease the bike theft rampant in London and so many other of the world's cities. For his troubles, Scott won Runner-up in the UK's Business Design Centre New Designer of the Year Award.

Venise Cinema 71st Venice Film Festival 27th August > 6th September 2014 The project which will increase the seating capacity of the Sala Darsena theatre on the Lido from the current 1300 seats to 1409 was presented on 7th March 2014; the project also includes the completion of plans to regenerate the surrounding grounds. A Look at Cannondale’s 2013 SuperX and CAADX Cyclocross Bikes – Press Camp 2012 Park City, Utah – Cyclocross Magazine’s Utah resident Tim Akers crashed the 2012 Press Camp party at Deer Valley and got early specs on the 2013 Cannondale cyclocross line as well as an up-close look at two new 2013 Cannondale cyclocross bikes: the top-of-the-line disc-brake equipped carbon ‘cross bike SuperX SRAM Red, and the totally redesigned aluminum disc-brake and Ultegra-equipped CAADX ’cross bike. Each frame comes in four different configurations, bringing Cannondale’s cyclocross lineup to eight cyclocross bikes, and that’s not including their flat bar “Quick Carbon” and “Quick CX” bikes. The Aluminum CAADX Gets a Redesign Cannondale 2013 CAADX cyclocross bike with Ultegra. © Cyclocross Magazine

2013 Cannondale SuperSix EVO Standard Road, Disc Cyclocross & Women’s Bikes For 2013, Cannondale’s SuperSix EVO line expands with a new standard modulus carbon frame. The higher end HiMod frames use a full BallisTec base frame with high and super high modulus carbon wrapped at the joints to tune the ride feel. This lets them use fewer fibers for a lower weight because the BallisTec fibers are so strong. For the new standard mod EVO road bikes, they keep the BallisTec base frame and add more BallisTec fibers to get the overall stiffness up.

Cycle A-way CTC’s unique guide to all the published cycle routes in the British Isles, whether on or off-road. Find places to ride and information about them everywhere in the country whether you are looking for easy cycling routes on the Isle of Wight or challenging mountain bike trails in the North Pennines. Background Cycle A-way was published in 1992, then again in 1996. Since then information has continued to be collated, but not widely published as the information was continually changing.

European Cyclists Federation - We care for biking, cycle touring, and bicycle policy, cycle tourism, Bike and train, Fahrrad, Radfahrer, vélo and cycliste The ECF Helmet Working Group has compiled an information sheet on the issue of helmet wearing. ECF Helmet brochure 2012 ECF Helmet brochure 2012 for print 9Mb The Rules We are the Keepers of the Cog. In so being, we also maintain the sacred text wherein lie the simple truths of cycling etiquette known as The Rules. It is in our trust to maintain and endorse this list.