On Saturday 12 September, Swiss rider Manuel Scheidegger set a new world record in rear wheel riding. The previous record of 25.86 km was clearly surpassed with 30.95 km. The wheelie world record is about covering as many kilometres as possible on the rear wheel in one hour. The front wheel must never touch the ground, otherwise the attempt would be aborted. The world record was set on a 400-metre athletics track in Gümligen (near Bern).
Mavic, one of the most famous brands in cycling, faces a very uncertain future after news emerged yesterday that it has fallen into receivership. So, what went wrong with the company which has been a partner of the Tour de France for the past four decades, and what are the implications for the future of the business?
Last December, the company, which is based in Annecy in the French Alps, entered a process called conciliation which, under French insolvency law, seeks to arrive at an agreement between a business in difficulties and its creditors.
Then, according to the US-based trade website Bicycle Retailer and Industry News (BRAIN), in February this year its management was put in the hands of By Saving, a French firm specialising in turning around struggling businesses … More
Your step-by-step guide to putting new wheels in your life
“What bike should I buy?” It’s a question we hear a lot, so to try and help here’s our 9-step guide on how to buy a bike. There’s a lot to think about from what type you need, where to buy it and what extras you’ll need.
1 Decide what you are going to use it for
There are nearly as many ways of using a bike as there are bike riders. People and the bikes they ride can be put into general groups, but everyone really is individual (stop yelling … More
The Mare Island Naval Shipyard was a thriving center of industry for more than 100 years, but it has been largely dormant since 1996. Now things are starting to pick up, with the Mare Island Brewing Company leading the charge in redevelopment and bringing unique events to this beautiful spot in Vallejo, California.
The Mare Island Pedalfest aims to show off the in-progress renaissance of the island with an urban cyclocross race, BMX rodeo and a family-friendly lap of the shipyard.
I took on the urbancross race with three teammates from Benicia High School. We called ourselves the Local Yokels. It was a blast!
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