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Monthly Archives: August 2011

Join the fun of the Stoke Tour Ride and win a replica jersey

Tour of Britain Jersey

Want to win a Tour of Britain replica jersey? If you sign up to participate in the Stoke-on-Trent leg of the Prostate Cancer’s Tour Ride series via a special Going Going Bike code you could be in with a chance of walking away with a replica of the Tour of Britain points jersey (as seen in the picture above). READ ON

Sun shines on a competitive 2011 Brompton World Champs

Brompton World Champ 2011

The Brompton World Championship passed off successfully this last Sunday (August 21) with 673 of the 750 registrants making it to the start line. READ ON

Two weeks on: cake cures riot chaos

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“The local church bought us round a cake, and the people upstairs made us some cookies.” No, this is not a village fete, but one of the ways Londoners chose to support their local bike shops recovering from riots.

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Electric bike share scheme for Vilnius

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A couple of months ago we reported that car rental company Hertz UK launched a small scale private electric bike share scheme for London from its Marble Arch depot. Well now, authorities in the Lithuania’s capital of Vilnius has become the first city in Europe to launch a city wide electric bike share scheme. READ ON

Brazil plans to use traffic fines to fund bike programs

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In an innovative policy move, Brazil’s federal government is pushing for a cycling body to be established that will be funded by revenue collected from motoring traffic fines. The fines will in part fund programs to encourage cycling use in Brazil. READ ON

Report reveals a “healthy” and “growing” UK cycle economy

Cycling economics 101

The first economic study to quantify what the worth of cycling is to the UK economy has revealed that cycling activity generates £2.9bn per annum to the nation. READ ON

What to say when a driver shouts at you

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Verbals between cyclists and motorists are an all too common feature of sharing the road. We’ve all been in that situation where a motorist will make a point of yelling at you through an open window of their car over your presence on the road or over a near collision (which is usually their fault). READ ON

Result: Return of the N.E.R.D

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Another fantastic deal in this week’s Sprint Auction! The Knog N.E.R.D from our friends at Holcros was reloaded into the Sprint Auction so those that missed out last time could have another crack. READ ON

Happy 1st Birthday to us

One year old

Going Going Bike is celebrating its very first birthday!. It has been a memorable first year in existence and we’d like to to thank you all for your support of the site over the last 12 months. READ ON

All set for Brompton World Champs

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This Sunday sees the sixth annual running of the Brompton World Championship at Blenheim Palace as part of the Breast Cancer Care Bike Blenheim Palace festival of cycling. READ ON