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CYCLE SHORTS


Jenny Jones publishes cycle safety report


Green candidate and cycling advocate Jenny Jones has published a second ‘lawless roads’ report. The paper calls for presumed liability and punishments ‘to fit the crime’ for road users breaking the law.


Petition for HS2 to carry cycle track


Signatures are gathering on a petition that calls on the Government to discuss the addition of an adjacent cycle track when planning the HS2 rail network.


Triton Imports B2B now live


Triton Imports has launched a B2B website at tritonimports.co.uk with all the features you’d expect from a B2B, including live stock, image downloads and spec listings for all of Triton’s brands.


World’s oldest bike shop closes


Howes of Cambridge, opened in 1840 as a wheel-wrights, closed at the end of December. Charles Darwin was a customer.


Moore Large raises near £40,000 for charity


A custom Forme bike worth £7,000 was given away at Action Medical Research’s Champions of CycleSport dinner, with £39,780 bid by Simon Merrell.


Scottish orgs link for tourism workshop


7stanes CIC, Developing Mountain Biking in Scotland and Visit Scotland are to host two sessions on how to benefit from influx of cycle tourists. Bookings can be made at


DMBinS.com/developing


Bickerton bikes back with 2x2


British folding bike makes a comeback under Mark Bickerton’s guidance  Stock due in March


By Carlton Reid


BICKERTON, THE iconic British folding bicycle brand, is being relaunched, 40 years after its initial introduction. Founded in 1971 by Harry Bickerton, the Bickerton Portable Bicycle pioneered many of the technologies which can be found on today's folding bikes. Harry’s son, Mark Bickerton, president of the Bicycle Association of Great Britain, is re-launching Bickerton Portables with a contemporary range of bikes, inspired by many of the original concepts. Bickerton said: “Combining the Bickerton heritage of ingenuity with up-to-date


technologies, our design team has made some stunning bikes.” 2x2 Worldwide has been appointed as


exclusive distributor in Great Britain and Ireland. Kevin Whitfield, MD at 2x2 Worldwide said:


“Adding Bickerton Portables to our already strong brand portfolio allows us to extend our long held passion for folding bikes. The opportunity to re-launch Bickerton Portables in the UK and Ireland is the stuff of history. We will be offering Bickerton bikes to the bike trade and other retailers, with the first stock due in March.”


“Combining the


Bickerton heritage of ingenuity with up-to- date technologies, our design team has come up with some stunning bikes...”


BikeRight celebrates ten years of bike training


BIKERIGHT! RECENTLY celebrated ten years of cycle training, maintenance courses and advocacy with a track day at the Manchester Velodrome, BMX session and MTB at the newly opened Clayton Vale trails. After 10 years of training more cyclists


than any other organisation in the UK, BikeRight! continues to offer a huge variety of courses ranging from Bikeability for children through to free of charge adult cycle training and City & Guilds maintenance. Liz Clarke, MD, said: “It’s been an amazing


journey, ten years of challenges, changes and growth. We have remained faithful to the same guiding philosophy though, that of enabling cycling for as many people as possible. Our quality-led approach and dedicated team has given us firm foundations for the expansion we have enjoyed and will no doubt stand us in good stead going forward.”


OVER THE LAST DECADE BIKERIGHT! HAS PROVIDED:


Bikeability training to around 90,000 children”


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Trained over 2000 Bikeability and National Standards Instructors, who will have gone on to provide training to many 100s of thousands of children across the UK”


Trained over 3,500 adults in all levels of National Standards”


Provided nearly 2,000 people with


basic, intermediate or advanced bike maintenance training”


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