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Schwalbe has entered the airless tyre segment with a new €89 puncture proof system based around an air free thermoplastic polyurethane paired with an inner Airless ring. Consisting of an outer tyre paired with an inner portion, the new Airless system is said to be able to cope with high-speed and electric bike use, delivering a 10,000 kilometre lifecycle if used normally. Initially available in Germany and Holland, UK rollout is to be confirmed, according to Dave Taylor of Schwalbe UK. He told CI.N: “The UK SRP will be similar to the Euro SRP converted at current FX rate and...

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airless tyre, cycling -

Schwalbe has entered the airless tyre segment with a new €89 puncture proof system based around an air free thermoplastic polyurethane paired with an inner Airless ring. Consisting of an outer tyre paired with an inner portion, the new Airless system is said to be able to cope with high-speed and electric bike use, delivering a 10,000 kilometre lifecycle if used normally. Initially available in Germany and Holland, UK rollout is to be confirmed, according to Dave Taylor of Schwalbe UK. He told CI.N: “The UK SRP will be similar to the Euro SRP converted at current FX rate and...

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Councillor, cycling, electric bike -

THE chance to try out an electric bike for a week got one man back on the cycle route after more than 40 years' absence from any serious pedal pushing. SUSAN GOODSON writes about one man's journey on the eve of Cycle to Work Day MOTORBIKES and cars had taken over as county councillor Peter Thornton's favourite means of transport after having cycled a lot in the late 1960s. That all changed again in May this year when the Liberal Democrat councillor for Kendal, Strickland and Fell was offered the loan of an electric bike by a fellow councillor. He...

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cycling, Guardian, Velotopia -

If you were building a city for bicycles from scratch, what would you include and leave out? In an edited excerpt from his new book Velotopia, Steven Fleming imagines a pedallers’ paradise. Velotopia is as circular as the topography has allowed, for the usual reason that citizens are always clamouring to live near the civic centre. Development has been restricted to level ground and city limits have been restricted to a diameter of 15km. That ensures average commuting distances of less than 7km and average trip times of less than 30 minutes by bike. More

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cycling, Holland, Labour, policy -

One of areas where the Labour manifesto needs improvement is transport. It is rarely a frontline area at election time, and although the nationalisation of the railways proved a popular pledge, there was little on how Labour could make a decisive shift towards a more environmentally friendly policy that would also improve people’s journey experience. Cycling received barely a mention, and among Labour activists it is often thought that cycling is a minority concern, and a policy encouraging its use would not attract any new voters, and, furthermore, would alienate some existing supporters. That is a mistaken view. I have...

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