This week you have mostly been clicking on: David Cameron, air-less tyres, Raleigh, videos from Seventies, Forme and Storck Raddar

BikeBiz Top Stories of the Week: 16th August, 2013

Prime Minister unveils new funding for cycling
David Cameron kicked the week off with the news that £77m was being spent on cycling investment, spread across certain cities. Full details on those funds can be found here.

Tannus reveals ‘world changing’ air-less tyre
Tannus believes it has cracked the air-less tyre product category, having worked on the product since 2003. Already on sale in Japan and Korea, Tannus is now bringing the tyres to the rest of the world.

Raleigh to roll out hire bikes at 50 UK train stations
Judging by the amount of train stations now offering some form of bike hire, the UK’s rail network seems to have well and truly woken up to the advantages of linking up with bicycles. This week Raleigh joined the fray.

Turnover and sales up, but profits down as Evans invests
Financial reports on the bike retail chain revealed Evans was ploughing plenty of cash into store refits, new shops and IT systems.

ATB Sales shows off Whyte development and Wilier trickledown
BikeBiz was at ATB’s recent trade show – we’ve got all the info and a gallery of pics over the link.

Peckham Rye Brompton Dock and cycle hub opens
Keen not to let Raleigh have all the ‘bike company links with train station’ glory this week, Brompton also got in on the action with its Dock project reaching Peckham Rye.

Eurobike 2013: Cheap flights, Angela Merkel and key information
Not sure your plans for the world’s biggest bike trade show are up to scratch? Take a look at our guide for some hints, facts and assorted trivia to discuss while you’re winging your way over to Friedrichshafen.

Onto the videos:

This is a promo for Forme’s #Dreambuild project, which is raising cash for Action Medical Research by way of raffle tickets – buy one for £10 and you could be in line for the £7,000 Forme bike.

What we want to know is, does Forme they put together all their bikes in abandoned warehouses under spotlights? We certainly hope so.

 Ever fancied chasing an Aston Martin down a tunnel? Storck Raddar has teamed up with Total Racing international as sponsors of a series of races in locations you’d never normal getting to wheel into – like Newcastle’s Tyne tunnel, normally a toll road for cars. There’s more on it here and a video below:

Here’s a video from Seventies and the farewell jam for ‘Our House’

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