Cycle Vision 2009 dates announced The dates have been announced for the Netherlands recumbent event Cycle Vision 2009 – 3rd, 4th and 5th of July. Brief details (in Dutch or German only as we go to press) can be found at www.cyclevision.nl
Cycling History Conference The 20th International Cycling History Conference will be taking place in Freehold, New Jersey, USA, from July 30th to August 1st, 2009. Details of the conference, including registration forms, can be found at www.cycling-history.org
New recumbent hour record Congratulations to Gert Jan Wijers, who recently completed 50.4 km in the hour on an unfaired M5 High Racer recumbent (as reviewed in Issue 30), setting a new world record. Keen to highlight that this was on a standard model which some people might ride to the shops, M5 are challenging all comers to do better on their own shopping bikes. More details and pictures at: www.m5-ligfietsen.nl
Bike Shorts Film Festival Dustin Anderson writes to say that he is seeking any new short films for next year’s Bike Shorts Film Festival in Canada. Contact him through the website or on email@example.com if you have something to show!
Bike Right at Longridge The next Bike Right social cycling event is to be held at Longridge Towers School, near Berwick-upon-Tweed, from the 10 th to 13 th April. Prices include 3 nights accommodation, 3 breakfasts, 3 evening meals and 4 days of cycling. Prices range from £65 for campervans to £130 in a twin en suite room. Contact Jason Patient for more details on 01890 883408 or firstname.lastname@example.org
VELOVISION ISSUE 32 DECEMBER 2008
Bikes at Work trailer revamp
Challenge launch 24" Furai The latest model from Netherlands recumbent makers Challenge is the Furai, the second in their line-up to use 24" wheels, after the Seiran 24 which we reviewed in Issue 30. They’re recently discovered that the smaller wheels make it suitable (without pedal-front wheel interference problems) for female riders down to around 1.58 m (5' 2") tall with just some minor modifications. Ladies have longer legs in proportion to body height, so male riders may need to be a little bit taller. The lady pictured below is exactly that height.
The definitive large load-carrying trailers from Bikes at Work in the USA have had a redesign. The new system uses custom-extruded aluminium sections which lock together to create a modular system: extensions can be added to create a trailer as long as is necessary. Load capacity is set at 135 kg, and all trailers flat pack for shipping. Hitch options are available for most types of bike and trike. Bikes at Work: Tel +1 515 233 6120 or see www.bikesatwork.com
Challenge: Tel +31 55 521 2405 or see www.challengebikes.com
The Velo Vision SPEZI trip takes a double-decker coach, driven by Velo Vision reader Chop Rossiter, from London direct to Germersheim, Germany for this unique cycle show.
One possible destination for the Bike Right event is Dunstanburgh Castle: this photo was taken on a day-ride out from this year’s October Bike Right based in Wooler Youth Hostel.