Video round-up: Bobbin, Ripley 29er and more flying bike action - BikeBiz

Video round-up: Bobbin, Ripley 29er and more flying bike action

Bike crime: Gone in three seconds, Sir Chris Hoy and more video/cycle goodness
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We might not have DIY mega ramps but we do have a bumper edition of our video round-up for your viewing pleasure.

First up is Bobbin Bicycles' latest video – a collaboration with film-maker Tabitha Denholm for Bobbin's Birdie watermelon edition. Tabitha Deholm is a music video creator working with the likes of Florence and the Machine, Haim and Ladyhawke. 

This offering from 2pure and Ibis sees the long-awaited Ripley 29er demo bike put through its paces around Glentress by Crawford Carrick-Anderson, one of the Ibis Cycles UK team riders.

This week saw the start of Highland Spring's 100k cycle challenge. Sir Chris Hoy has been enlisted to help encourage families to get on their bikes for the initiative in this video:

You probably saw it when it first did the rounds, but this official footage of the flying bike from the Czech Republic has now emerged. Becoming airborne by the thrust of six horiontal propellers, this bike has a 50km/hour maximum speed. According to the blurb, Dassault Systèmes 3D modelling technology made it possible to design and manufacture the bike, and also to test and simulate its properties virtually. The lengths people go to to avoid paying 'road tax' eh?

Last but not least, the City of London Police have a range of videos designed to alert cyclists of how easy their bike can be nicked if decent security measures aren't taken:

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