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.
It is Saturday and that can only mean one thing here at Going Going Bike, it’s time for the The Wheelie Good Round-Up. We hope you enjoy this week’s chosen nuggets of cycling goodness.
Going Going Bike webstore partner Foffa Bikes has launched an exciting design competition with the IG London Nocturne race organisers that will see the winner take home a £1,000 single speed bike built to their own specifications and style.
Another cracking Casual Ride was enjoyed last Sunday as we did a 100km route from Richmond Park to Oxford.
We highlighted a week ago the move by the Latitude Festival to get people to bike to their festival via the Tour of Latitude, today we feature a similar ride to a music festival albeit on a less grander scale.
If you’ve ever been lucky enough to see bicycle roller racing, you’ll know what a fun and exciting event it can be.
We hope this week’s Wheelie Good Round-Up puts a smile to your face as you take a break from the working world this weekend. If you’ve found something cycling related on the web that you think it is worth featuring on the Round-Up then tweet at us on our Twitter handle with a link to the content or video.
If you enjoy a bit of culture and like getting out on the bike than a series of tour rides run by Bikeminded, the cycling campaign run by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in London, this summer could just be your thing.
As you may or not be aware, Go Sky Ride has announced its 2012 event schedule. This year’s schedule does not include a flagship London event due to the Olympics but many other big cities make a welcome return after the 2011 rides.
Bike share schemes still appear to be a popular concept for most local authorities despite the recent closure of the OYBike-run Cardiff and Reading schemes. Leicester City Council is one such authority that is looking at the feasibility of introducing a scheme on the back of good cycling uptake in the city.