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The Cycle Show, the UK's biggest and longest-running bicycle exhibition, and the inaugural London eBike Festival in partnership with Shimano Steps have launched tickets for the 2021 shows. The event, the UK's biggest cycling and triathlon exhibition, is set to take place at one of London's most iconic venues, Alexandra Palace, over the weekend 25th-27th June 2021.

Tuesday, 12 January 2021 15:11

255 Triathlon Launches Relay Format

TriBourne Multisport Events, organisers of the award-winning Eastbourne Triathlon, have announced the addition of a relay format to the inaugural 255 Triathlon this August, the brand-new ultra-distance triathlon which launched last month. 

TriBourne Multisport Events, organisers of the award-winning Eastbourne Triathlon, are excited to launch a brand-new format to the triathlon world – 255 Triathlon. Consisting of a 5km swim, 200km bike and 50km run, the 255 Triathlon is the longest single-day triathlon in the world. This grueling physical and mental challenge will be the first of its kind anywhere in the world. 

Wednesday, 18 November 2020 12:00

Everest with World Bicycle Relief and RGT Cycling

 RGT Cycling, the free to use virtual cycling platform will launch a 31 day challenge in partnership with Everesting.CC and World Bicycle Relief. Starting on December 1st 2020 the event challenges aspiring pioneers to rise up and climb the cumulative altitude of the mighty 8,448m (29,029ft) Mount Everest, spreading their attempt over 31 days.

Friday, 16 October 2020 12:29

See.Sense ICON2: Tested & Reviewed

A few years ago I reviewed the original ICON rear light from See.Sense. I remember being intrigued by some the features it possessed such as reactive lighting to traffic, conditions and speed. It also had an accident feature which would text a contact if you crashed and a burglar alarm someone wanted to move your bike. I liked it a lot. Battery life was impressive and "it never missed a beat. It was also very very pretty with hexagonal patterns. So of course when it's successor was launched I knew I needed to try it.

I'm obsessed with base layers.  They are the foundation of the layering system, in fact you could say they are the base from which all other active clothing perform. A £500 jacket is useless if the base layer doesn't allow it to transmit moisture and a thermal mid layer is redundant if the item under it doesn't wick and or conducts heat away from the body.

BOA Technology announces the new Li2 dial platform, set to debut on cycling footwear, bringing a smaller, more durable and sustainable dial to market. Li2 offers a sleek, low-profile design, and maintains the precise, incremental micro-adjustability BOA is known for.

Monday, 28 September 2020 13:01

Etnies Unveils the Camber Crank

Etnies is very proud to launch the Camber Crank Shoe designed especially for mountain bikers, with the OCX-3 Michelin rubber compound that offers superior grip, durability and cushioning. 

Wednesday, 29 July 2020 05:52

New Date and Format for RideLondon in 2021

London Marathon Events (LME) is currently working with the Mayor of London and Transport for London (TfL) on the format of the RideLondon event for 2021.

The 2020 event, which was scheduled to take place over the weekend of 15-16 August, was recently cancelled as it was not possible to safely stage the event due to the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The event organisers (LME), the Mayor of London and TfL hope that they can hold an event in 2021, focusing on inspiring all ages and abilities to try cycling on traffic-free roads in London including RideLondon FreeCycle, and the world's top women riders in the RideLondon Classique. 

If the 2021 event goes ahead, it will take place on Sunday 30 May, during the late May bank holiday weekend.

Plans to include a mass participation sportive in 2021 are still being reviewed and LME has withdrawn the application to host the RideLondon-Surrey Classic, the men's UCI WorldTour race, in 2021.

Heidi Alexander, Deputy Mayor for Transport, said: "Our focus for the 2021 event will be to inspire as many people as possible - of all ages and demographics - to get out in the capital and enjoy cycling. The Mayor's new Streetspace programme is already fast-tracking the transformation of streets across our city to enable many more people to walk and cycle. The format for 2021 needs to be appropriate for the new world that we are living in and inspire as many people as possible to switch to cycling. 

"FreeCycle offers a unique opportunity for people of all abilities to cycle through our great city on traffic-free roads and the Classique will support and spotlight women's professional cycling in the way it deserves." 

Julie Harrington, Chief Executive of British Cycling, said: "Enabling more people to choose cycling is vital if we want to ease pressure on public transport and help those for whom getting around by bike is not an option. Together with our colleagues at RideLondon and the Mayor of London's office, we are delighted to support their work to encourage people to get on their bikes."

Hugh Brasher, Event Director of RideLondon, said: "Our vision at London Marathon Events is Inspiring Activity and we have exciting plans to work with partners, such as the London Cycling Campaign and Wheels for Wellbeing, to develop FreeCycle in 2021 and support more people to get on a bike and get cycling. 

"RideLondon has always championed gender parity and led the way in offering equal prize money and exposure for women's cycling. We are working to develop that support further by putting women's professional cycling centre stage. By moving to a date in late May, it also allows us the opportunity to rejoin the UCI Women's WorldTour as there are no date clashes with other races."

Further details of the plans for the 2021 RideLondon festival of cycling will be announced over the coming months.

 

 

Tuesday, 28 July 2020 08:52

Nikwax Cycling Kit: Tested and Reviewed

I'll be honest. I'm getting frustrated. People go and spend a couple of hundred quid on a piece of kit and then either don't bother to do the little bit research on how to make it perform in the longterm or worse still balk at the cost of doing so. Even if's £7.50 and it'll keep your £250 jacket going for more than 2 years. Anyway I'm going to look after my gear. That might be lubing my drivetrain or looking after my clothing. My gear is an investment and I'd like to bet the best out of it both in terms of value and performance.

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