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Top ten caravans for summer 2016

We British might have a love/hate relationship with caravans, but here’s a top ten to melt the heart of even their harshest critic. The Inka Looking like a pear drop caravan of the 1960s on steroids, the Inka (see above) can be towed by off-road vehicles to reach almost anywhere off the beaten track. The Gidget The Gidget is an Australian-built caravan that…

Hot weather cycling: Create drinking water as you ride

Hot weather cycling is a joy and by far the best way to travel in a heatwave. To help you stay hydrated, the Fontus Ryde bottle harvests moisture from the air to create safe drinking water. The bottle clips to the top tube where it draws in the air stream from around the bike. In the right climatic conditions, the clever design can produce one pint…

Froome crash steers Tour de France towards triathlon

Unusual scenes unfolded during the twelfth stage of the Tour de France last week, as British cyclist Chris Froome was forced to abandon his bike and run uphill following a crash with a motorbike. It is believed that the motorbike was forced to stop suddenly due to spectators encroaching on to the road, which is a consistent problem for cycling’s…

Cycling stagnates. Is it any wonder?

A new government report this week revealed cycling levels in England have stagnated, but with paltry investment in infrastructure, flimsy protection in law for vulnerable road users and a media hell-bent on demonizing anyone who turns a pedal, is anyone really surprised? Against this backdrop came the news that the mother of Olympian and cycling advocate Chris Boardman was killed…

Cyclotron: Future bicycle today

Bicycles have changed very little over the last century and for good reason – the basic design works pretty much perfectly as it is. However, the team behind the Cyclotron wondered what a bike would look like if it was designed today starting with a completely blank sheet. They set themselves a brief to redefine the concept of ‘motion on two…