Christine Bertram was the lucky name pulled from the hat to win our recent Going Going Bike / Go 4 Cycling competition to experience a VIP day out at the Ronde van Vlaanderen (Tour of Flanders) on March 31. Christine has put together a guest blog for us on her experience of an amazing day watching the Ronde and everything that goes with it. We hope you enjoy it!
We don’t need to tell you that winter is still with us. It’s cold and dark on the cycle commute home.
How many pedal strokes does a ride do on a Raid Pyreneen? What was the top speed recorded off an Hors Category mountain? How cold is it at the top of the Tourmalet in mid October. Below are answers to the above questions and many further stats taken from our Raid Pyrenees.
St Savin to St Lary, 90km, Col de Tourmalet and Hourquette d’Ancizan
Day three of our Raid Pyrenees was an epic day that almost never was. The Col de Tourmalet and the Hourquette d’Ancizan were on the cards but we woke to reports that the Tourmalet remained shut due to snow.
Integrating lights onto a bicycle helmet seems such a simple idea you wonder why no one has yet launched a product into the market.
As a business that gives a platform to people to sell their used bikes and attracts a large amount of traffic for people looking to buy second hand bikes, we were delighted to read of some research from across the water in the US that owners of used bikes there ride more, buy more bicycle-related apparel/accessories, and visit bike shops more often than owners of bikes that have been bought new. Used bike owners also ride their bikes to work more often than owners of new bikes.
Last year we brought you news of a single speed bike that had an attached Samsung 10.1 tablet holder on it as part of the design of the bike. At the time, we commented that a tablet being on a bike was a little bizarre and it just looked plain odd.
Pedal power electricity generation is just made for Christmas. Take a bunch of bikes to generate electricity for lights on a Christmas tree. Seems such a simple idea and something that authorities in the Mexican city of Puebla have been keen to experiment with as part of their sustainable Christmas campaign.
As anyone who has done a treasure/scavenger hunt in their life will testify they are extremely a fun thing to do. Therefore it is no surprise, a clever marketing person would come up with a campaign that introduces elements of a scavenger hunt to promote a brand.