Bikes can beat the congestion blues, claims Sustrans

The government’s Commission for Integrated Transport – chaired by bike friendly Professor David Begg – has produced a damning report on the UK’s transport infrastructure. We have the worst traffic congestion in Europe. The answer? More bums on saddles said Sustrans. “Two wheels [are] safer, healthier and more responsible,” said the cycle route construction charity.

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Could the UK ever have a Sea Otter Classic?

"The Unabashed Celebration of the Bicycle." That's how the organisers of California's Sea Otter Classic (March 21-24, 2002) describe their cornucopia of cycling. Covering multiple disciplines, televised nightly and with 50 000 spectators, the Sea Otter Classic kick starts the American cycle race season. Why don't we have such an event here? Is it just the lousy weather?

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Goodbye Tim and Helen; hello Tyrone and Julia

Tim and Helen Flooks have handed the keys to the famous Rock Shox race support truck to Tyrone Dines and Julia DeSimone. The handover happened at the recent Roc d'Azur MTB event in France. Dines and DeSimone will not just be schlepping all across Europe supporting pro racers, they'll be attending public events such as the Shimano Sleepless in the Saddle enduro and Red Bull MTB events

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‘COLA’ goes for late summer instead of early autumn

The 'COLA' outdoor trade show organised by the Outdoor Industries Association is now called Go Outdoors. It's not moving from Harrogate but is slipping backwards into the holiday period, a radical move that will raise eyebrows. Exhibition professionals believe August to be almost a no-go area for shows

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