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E-bikes could play “big role” in diabetes treatment

E-bikes will play a “big role” in future diabetes treatment, according to 50cycles founder Scott Snaith. The statement follows research from the University of Oslo finding that just 45 minutes of cycling can help balance blood sugar levels and ward off Type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetics have lower sensitivity …

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Wahoo partners with Ian Boswell for inaugural Peacham Fall Fondo

Wahoo Fitness has partnered with professional cyclist Ian Boswell for the Peacham Fall Fondo taking place on 13 October. The inaugural event, which takes place in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, has welcomed the Katusha-Alpecin pro on board to partake in rides along some of the area’s “most scenic, tranquil roads during …

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Eurobike 2019 reverts to September

Eurobike 2019 is moving back to its more traditional date of early September.  The 28th annual show – originally scheduled for 31st July to 3rd August – will now take place from 4th-7th September. It will retain its organisational concept of three days for trade visitors, followed by a show …

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Top five jobs of the week – 13th July

Workshop technician – Certini Bicycle CompanyCertini is looking to add to its team of workshop technicians here at Certini Bicycle Company and Specialized Concept Store in Birmingham. The available role is for a permanent, full time (35h/w) workshop technician who has a keen eye for detail, good knowledge of product, …

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Dates announced for OTS 2019

Outdoor Trade Show (OTS) has confirmed the dates for its 2019 show as 9th-11th July.  The show has taken what it called “exhausting research” with retailers and exhibitors, discovering that 85 per cent preferred the week after OutDoor by ISPO (30th June-3rd July).  Show organiser Marta Williams said: “With OutDoor …

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Peloton riding is planet’s most energy efficient locomotion, finds new research

An array of supercomputers crunching the fiendishly complex windtunnel data of 121 terracotta cyclists has revealed that a rider in the sweet-spot of a peloton experiences up to ten times less air resistance than previously assumed.  It’s long been known that an average person on a bicycle is a more …

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International Mountain Bike Conference returns to Scottish Highlands

Developing Mountain Biking in Scotland (DMBinS) has partnered with Cairngorms National Park Authority, and the Scottish government to announce that the Scottish Mountain Bike Conference 2018 will be taking place in Aviemore on the 22 to the 24 of November. Fiona Hyslop, cabinet secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs, …

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Islabikes to offer equal maternity and paternity leave benefits

Islabikes has announced a new regime offering equal maternity and paternity leave benefits.  "Having a child is a life-defining moment yet despite changes in legislation, both parents still do not enjoy the same parental leave benefits," read a company statement. "At Islabikes we’ve decided to take the initiative by introducing …

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National Infrastructure Assessment does not call for cycleways for all

The National Infrastructure Commission has today published the first ever National Infrastructure Assessment. As predicted, it is strong on electric cars, but light on cycling (and walking). The Commission – which is an arms-length part of the Treasury – is also strong on recycling, renewable energy and reducing the reliance …

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Workshops organised around Scotland to discuss unauthorised mountain bike trails

The Scottish National Access Forum – in association with Developing Mountain Biking in Scotland (DMBinS) and Scottish Cycling – has organised a series of workshops in order to help a sub-group tackle the problem of unauthorised mountain bike trails. There have been an increasing number of incidents relating to unconsented, …

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