Tuesday, April 29, 2008

May 10th Origami ride - Oswestry

Our 10th May Origami ride will start at the wonderful Cambrian Visitor Centre in Oswestry, on the Welsh borders. More details are here.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Magic Bus

The Italian bike and component maker Cinelli has a long involvement with racing but has been branching out into other styles recently. The Magic Bus from the Bootleg range is their version of a folding bike, seemingly a rebranded Dahon with a Sturmer Archer 5sp hub.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

London Time Out

The current London Time Out magazine has a 24 page bicycle section. Non-Londoners can get an idea of the contents from BikeBiz's report

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Watford Spokes Group First London folding bike ride Saturday 26 April

As this is rather late notification, we are posting this on the News page rather than putting it on the Events page:
"Meeting point 11:30 BT Tower, 60 Cleveland Street (tour possible)
Approximately 20 miles around London from Oxford Street to Hyde Park. Kensington Gardens, Buckingham Palace, The Mall, Parliament Square, South Bank, Tower Bridge, Embankment, Trafalgar Square with possible stops for lunch and tea at places of interest.
All are welcome preferably with a folding bicycle.
Further details from David Turner 020-8429 2882 or 07745018288 on the day."

Saturday, April 05, 2008

ITERA Sighting II

During a visit to Coventry Transport Museum today we spotted another Itera plastic bike (refer to Steve's post 22/03/08) in the Cylopedia gallery. Here is a picture of the Itera amongst the other bikes, including folders, on show.

We can report that further work to the museum has improved the showing of both the bikes and cars. Details here

April 12th 2008 Origami - Moira

Our April 12th Origami ride starts in the national Forest Conkers Discovery Centre in Moira, East Midlands, which is close to Burton-on-Trent. Details are here.

Note that the ride starts from the Discovery Centre, NOT Waterside as previously advertised.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Smithfield Nocturne Folding Bike Race

Entries are now open for the Smithfield Nocturne Folding Bike Race, to be held on Saturday July 7th 2008 and sponsored by Halfords Cycle2Work.

Brompton tweaks their brakes

BikeBiz reports that Bromptons will be fitted with Fibrax brake pads. Fibrax have been around for 105 years, a little longer than the London-based bike maker.