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As much as we love racking up the mileage on the road (unlike our policyholder below), there’s nothing like the feeling of running to the hills and giving it the beans on a good mountain bike. And though any singletrack or downhill addict might see getting scraped up as a badge of honour, when the trail fairies turn up they … More

Arrests made in Tonbridge after bike theft crackdown

A crackdown on bike theft in Tonbridge has led to local police making a number of arrests. Nearly 30 bikes were reported stolen in the Tonbridge and Malling district between December and February, including a GT Avalanche mountain bike that was stolen after the owner left it outside a supermarket on December 23th in York Parade. Police constable Joe Breen … More

Police issue warning after Newton Aycliffe bike theft

Police in the north-east of England have told cyclists to be on alert after the theft of a high value bike in Newton Aycliffe. An Identiti Dr Jekyll jump bike was stolen overnight on Wednesday (February 19th) from the conservatory of a property at Hambleton Court in Newton Aycliffe. Detective Constable Anne Wraith, of Newton Aycliffe serious crime team, told … More

Cycling world rallies after £250,000 bike theft

Retailer Tri UK has thanked the cycling world for rallying after it became the victim of a massive bike theft. A pair of Ford Transit Luton Box vans packed with new models was stolen from the firm and the police have launched an investigation into the crime. Speaking to Bike Biz, Alison Boon, partner at Tri UK, thanked everyone who … More

Councillor criticises spending on bike ride

A councillor has criticised his local authority for sanctioning the spending of tens of thousands of pounds on a bike ride. Conservative councillor Martyn Levitt hit out at the Tory-led Welwyn Hatfield Council for spending £50,000 on The Women's Tour, reports the Welwyn Hatfield Times. Cllr Levitt explained that he had been informed there was no money in the budget … More

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Student calls for return of adapted cycle

A student at Southampton Solent University has appealed for the return of his stolen adapted bicycle, which he relies on to get around. Sports journalism student Robin Allen, 22, has cerebral palsy and used the £650 trike to get to and from his lectures. But it was stolen between 11:55 GMT and 15:00 GMT on January 29th while he was … More

‘Bike trains’ trialled by Manchester students

Students in Manchester and Salford are taking part in a 'Bike Trains' trial from today (February 11th). The first experiment took place this morning, with the guided rides between halls of residence and university buildings designed to build students' confidence at riding on city streets. Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) is putting the event together as part of Go Green … More

Students praised for bike indicator invention

Judges of a road safety contest have praised a group of students from the south-west of England for their bike indicator invention. Jon Simmons, Stephen Barnes, Ryan Churchill, Josh Keating and Tom Davison all took part in the design of the indicator, reports the Yeovil Express. The students, who are all aged 18, placed second in the Somerset County Council … More

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Police appeal after specialist bike is stolen

Police in Derby have launched a public appeal for information after the theft of a specialist bike. The cycle, which is used by disabled youngsters in the city, was taken from a shed in Markeaton Park. The Velo Plus tricycle with a ramp on the front to accommodate a wheelchair went missing overnight between January 29th and 30th. Police revealed … More

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