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February 12/08 3:22 am - Cycling in the News


Posted by Editoress on 02/12/08
 

Bendigo International Madison cycling classic - Field takes Shape

Canada's and New Zealand's madison champions will race in next month's Bendigo International Madison cycling classic.

The Canadian line-up of Zack Bell and Svein Tuft is one of four overseas teams to contest the 37th running of the madison.

For the full article go to The advertisor


City still working out kinks in bike-path maintenance plan

After more than three months, 300 centimetres of snow and on a day with a windchill of minus 24, the man who inaugurated a downtown Montreal bike path that's open year-round said the controversial thoroughfare remains an all-season asset for the city.

"We have 5,500 kilometres of streets in this city," said André Lavallée, the Montreal executive committee member responsible for transportation. "Why not have a few kilometres downtown that are open in winter for cyclists?"

For the full article go to The Gazette


High Road announced charity partnership

As they embark on a mission to help improve the lives of children through the "power of sport and play" High Road say their values align with those of the charity.

For the full article go to Sports Ya


CSC Launches New Location Awareness Solution at the 2008 Amgen Tour of California

Computer Sciences Corporation announced today that it will launch its new global Location Object Field Tracking (LOFT) solution at the 2008 Amgen Tour of California professional cycling race. CSC's LOFT solution will give fans a unique "bird's eye view" of the race by tracking all of the riders and teams online throughout the duration of the eight-day, 650-mile race. Designed to help organizations to visualize people, vehicles and infrastructure anywhere on Earth to better protect and account for mobile assets, LOFT will be demonstrated in a real-world test during the Tour of California, Feb. 17-24.

For the full article go to CNN


Private-equity firm buys Inside Communications

Boulder-based Inside Communications, the publisher of VeloNews and Inside Triathlon, sold itself to private-equity firm Falconhead Capital.

Falconhead Capital, LLC, a private equity firm specializing in investments in consumer-focused businesses in the sport, leisure, lifestyle, and media categories, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Inside Communications, Inc. (ICI), of Boulder, Colorado, a leading publisher in the competitive cycling and triathlon segments of the endurance sport industry.

For the full article go to PPOL


London's mountain-bike venue raising eyebrows

Is it possible to have a mountain bike race without mountains?

Organizers of the 2012 London Summer Games say yes, but the UCI international cycling federation and British off-road riders say the proposed site near suburban Essex, England, is not up to snuff.

For the full article go to USA Today


London Mayor Announces Major Cycling Scheme

London will adopt a bicycle hire scheme similar to a popular initiative in Paris under a $1 billion cycling investment package announced by the mayor on Monday.

Under the plan, part of a series of environmental measures due in coming days, 6,000 bicycles will be available for hire from ranks every 300 metres (600 feet) throughout the city centre.

For the full article go to Guardian


Ninety years on two wheels

A remarkable cyclist has proved himself the wheel-deal by celebrating 90 years of peddled-powered travel.

Retired optometrist John Powell, of Henry's Avenue, Woodford Green, celebrates his 95th birthday on Saturday and can look back at a long list of achievements including travelling from Land's End to John O'Groats by bike.

For the full article go to Guardian


Winter Cycling Has Its Own Rewards

Studded tires for bikes? Sure. You can also get chains if you want to join the intrepid cyclists who commute to work on two-wheelers during the winter, or who just want to have fun in the snow.

"I've been riding a bicycle for my main transportation for over 30 years. It's a force of habit," says John Schwenker, a 51-year-old aerospace engineer who lives near Boulder, Colorado

For the full article go to WRAL

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