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Update on VeloVision’s recovery

So York Rally was a great success, lovely to meet so many enthusiastic readers and wonderful people. Since then we have been making contact with a number of tradesmen and women, as well as some experts. We are also in the midst of relaunching our YouTube channel.

In the pipe line we have a few exciting things to look forward to:

  • Update on the Pod Bike developments from Norway.
  • We are hoping to attend both the Bike Show in England and the Euro Bike exhibition in Germany.
  • We have an interview with an FIA Head Injury Fellow to discuss the arguments for and against helmets.
  • Knog have kindly agreed to send some products for review.
  • We are expanding the coverage of electric bikes, electric assist and folding bikes too, having spoken to readers by email, phone and face to face we can see there is a real interest in this.
  • Much, much more!

This is a period of development and review as we get things going again but it is such an exciting time and we are very keen to hear from you!

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York Rally reflections

Thank you to everyone who made me feel so welcome at York Rally this past weekend. It was wonderful to meet so many people, hear such lovely stories about your HPVs, bikes, trikes and much more. To hear how dear Velo Vision is to the community was very affirming.

As discussed with many of you I will be setting up a crowdfunding page to get the magazine back in the public eye and to generate the funds required to start up again. There was also a lot of positive feedback on the ideas about a YouTube channel so I will be planning this out shortly.

Please watch this space and if you can it would be great to see you at the Mildenhall Cycle Rally in August! Many thanks again to the organisers of York Rally and the community for making me feel so welcome.

Kind regards,

Simon Webb,
your new editor.

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Coming up in Velo Vision Issue 52 –

And with one final push I’ve sent another issue of the magazine to print! When the copies come back, I will do my best to dispatch them as soon as possible. It is a busy time for printers (they tell me) so it will be around Friday the 4th of November when I actually get them off to subscribers. Digital readers can expect to see it a little earlier!

Meantime, here’s a preview of what’s included:-
Full-length reviews of Tern’s Verge Tour folder; Performer’s Saki, a highracer recumbent bike and AZUB’s full-suspension trike, the Ti-FLY. We’re also testing the Radical Design Cyclone trailer for Brompton that doubles as a flight-case, portable pumps and low power 1.5W dynamo lights. A set of reports from the late-season shows come from Eurobike and The Cycle Show and we’ve summarised the year’s crop of new world records in human power too. We also bring a readers’ bike report on the bike with no chain I mentioned last issue and much more – news, events, book reviews and letters too!

I am sorry the October issue has become a November one, on the other hand, I am delighted it’s only a fortnight late … there are worse things to worry about, sorry, it’s true 😉

Teaser images:

Tern Verge Tour
Tern Verge Tour.

 

B+M Onefive dynamo light
B+M Onefive and IQ-Cyo dynamo lights.
Radical Design Cyclone Chubby
Radical Design Cyclone Chubby.
AZUB Ti-FLY
AZUB Ti-FLY.
Performer Saki
Performer Saki.
Lezyne pump
Lezyne pump.
Battle Mountain report
Report of Battle Mountain and other new world records.

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Coming up in Velo Vision Issue 51 –

It’s a great relief to have sent another issue of the magazine to print. When the print copes come back, I will take them immediately to the York Rally (yorkrally.org and see facebook.com/yorkcyclefest) where subscribers’ copies can be collected. Remaining print copies with be mailed out week starting 20th June. Digital subscribers can expect to receive a notification of the latest edition in the next few days, possibly earlier.

Meantime, here’s a preview of what’s included:-
Again, we’ve included the two main show reports from the year so far- SPEZI in Germany and Bespoked in Bristol; full-length reviews of a 14-speed Brompton with disc brakes, the Elephant Bike – a true British icon remade for the masses and an HP Velotechnik recumbent trike with GO Swissdrive. We also bring small reviews, we test Schwalbe tubeless tyres, a trio of pedals, Free Parable TPack – the versatile luggage system, the Manta saddle – possibly the most comfortable saddle ever, plus bring you book reviews, a selection of readers’ bikes and all the latest choice news and letters!

The TPack is up for grabs in the subscribers’ prize draw! The PDF version of Issue 51 is available for immediate download in the shop here: velovision.com/pdf

Reports:
SPEZI Report!
SPEZI
Bespoked Report!
Bespoked
Reviews:
Elephant Bike
Elephant Bike
Kinetics Brompton
Kinetics Brompton
Short reviews:
Free Radical TRack
Free Radical Design TRack
Schwalbe Tubeless Easy
Schwalbe Tubeless Easy
Readers’ bikes:
Fahrradbus
Fahrradbus
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Free Parable TPack pannier system prize draw

Win a new TPack pannier system
worth more than £200!

The new award-winning pannier system from Free Parable, the innovator in cycling accessories and add-ons is up for grabs! We reviewed the kit for Issue 51 and it’s probably the most versatile rack we’ve seen.

All current print subscribers are entered in the draw, by default! If you’re not sure of your subscription status, I can check it. Contact us or use the form to the right of this page.

TRack and TCase
TRack and TCase. The rack fits on virtually any cycle with a rear axle(!) or frame eyes.

Two carriers included too – the TCase is the comfortable to carry business-like satchel, while a the TBasket, is exactly what you’d expect – a basket pannier as below:

TRack and TBasket
TRack and TBasket

The clever part of the TPack system, is the way the bags drop down into place on the rack with no clips, making for a stylish and comfortable bag to carry when off the bike.  The rack is also compatible with regular pannier clips too!

I will draw one winner shortly after the York Rally, on 19th May. The winner will be notified my email or phone call and may expect their names and a photo to be published in the mag and online.

See www.cyclemiles.co.uk to buy in the UK and www.freeparable.com for distributors worldwide.

New subscriptions:
Print subs for NEW subscriber
Print subs for NEW subscriber
Three magazine subscription.
A magazine is published every four months.
Add one year of digital access via Exact Editions for only £10 (normally £19.99) and get online access to ALL back issues.
For digital-only subscriptions, go to Exact Editions.

Price: £21.00
Delivery to :
Starting :
Digital add-on :

If this item is a gift, you can write a note here. Please enter recipient’s delivery address:

Print renewal:
Print subscription RENEWAL
Print subscription RENEWAL
Three magazine subscription.
A magazine is published every four months.
Add one year of digital access via Exact Editions for only £10 (normally £19.99) and get online access to ALL back issues.
New subscribers click here.
or go to Exact Editions to go digital-only.

Price: £21.00
Delivery to :
Digital add-on :

If your details have changed, or for
anything else relating to this renewal,
please tell us here:

Terms, in addition to our standard terms:

Extant print subscriptions must be valid at and before 23:59 BST on 19th May 2016.
One entry per subscriber (all subscribers entered, by default)
A winner will be chosen randomly.
No cash equivalent available.

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Bespoked 2016 photo report

The spectrum of ultra high quality hand made bikes this year was augmented by a modest offering of alternative machinery.  As ever, the number of exhibitors presenting road bikes, in carbon, wood, titanium and steel was generally high, presenting host of exquisite road, touring, randonneur and adventure bikes. Thankfully, everyday practical cycles were in presence too, and an unexpected transmission innovation which we hope to feature fully in a future issue!

There’s still time to come along to the last day of the show!


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Linkdrive
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Julian Sayarer and Emily Chappell, London couriers who have recently published books about their lives on the road.
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Cargo bike front end.
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Rodford Built “Flyer”. Low bottom bracket, easy stepover, everyday practical bike.
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Robin Mather’s measurement bike.
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Dear Susan’s Pinion bike.
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Elisabeth Colebrook’s award wining Beaumont Bicycle town bike.
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Linkdrive

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Not here.
Only in Bristol.
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Reelight prize draw for ALL print subscribers – now closed

Win one of three new Reelight SL 600 dynamo lights–
currently retailing at around £25!

These battery-free fit and forget dynamo lights from Reelight conveniently add an additional rear light to almost any cycle. It fits on a seatpost and the dynamo mounted on the chainstay is driven without contact by passing magnets fitted to the spokes. The efficient flashing LED in a concave mirror gives the near-universal indication that says ‘cyclist ahead’.

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Reelight SL 600

The prize draw is open to ALL current print subscribers. To be in with a chance of winning, simply tell me your subscriber number or delivery postcode in the form to the right of this page»

I will draw three winners in a fortnight, on 13th March 23:00 GMT. Winners will be notified my email or phone call and may expect their names (only) to be published in the mag and online.

New subscriptions:
Print subs for NEW subscriber
Print subs for NEW subscriber
Three magazine subscription.
A magazine is published every four months.
Add one year of digital access via Exact Editions for only £10 (normally £19.99) and get online access to ALL back issues.
For digital-only subscriptions, go to Exact Editions.

Price: £21.00
Delivery to :
Starting :
Digital add-on :

If this item is a gift, you can write a note here. Please enter recipient’s delivery address:

Print renewal:
Print subscription RENEWAL
Print subscription RENEWAL
Three magazine subscription.
A magazine is published every four months.
Add one year of digital access via Exact Editions for only £10 (normally £19.99) and get online access to ALL back issues.
New subscribers click here.
or go to Exact Editions to go digital-only.

Price: £21.00
Delivery to :
Digital add-on :

If your details have changed, or for
anything else relating to this renewal,
please tell us here:

Terms, in addition to our standard terms:

Last entry to arrive before 23:00 on 13th March 2016
One entry per subscriber.
Winners will be chosen randomly.
No cash equivalent available.

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Coming up in Velo Vision Issue 50 –

Big Reviews of an ICE Adventure with Neodrives; the eC-Velo Challenger velomobile and the Stanforth Kibo Plus, a hand-built touring bike. Also, in small reviews, we tested Versa shifters for Shimano Alfine, Swrve and Reverse Gear clothing, luggage too, including the GoLED rucksack, books and even more!

We also look closely at the QuattroVelo from Velomobiel.nl, a Sturmey Archer 8-speed gets a full strip-down and we bring you readers’ bikes and a dealer visit too.

Copies will be mailed out in week commencing 8th February. Subscribe or renew now, to avoid missing out. The PDF will be available for download shortly and Digital subscribers can expect to receive a notification of the latest edition soon.


Reviews:
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ICE Adventure with Neodrives
Velovision.nl QuattroVelo
Velovision.nl QuattroVelo
eC-Velo Challenger
eC-Velo Challenger
Stanforth Kibo
Stanforth Kibo

Readers’ bikes:
Kervelo
Kervelo
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Cateye subscription promotion, winners to be chosen!

Now, closed to new entries—winners to be chosen and notified soon.

Win one of two new Cateye HL-EL020 hybrid lights–
currently retailing at around £30!

For us people in the northern hemisphere, the nights are ‘drawing in’, and up here there appears to be about six hours of light every day. Boo ;-(

Anyway, the perfect time I think, to run this subscription promotion!- anyone who buys a new print subscription or print renewal in the month from now* will be automatically entered into the prize draw.

Hybrid light, runs from solar rechargeable NiMH cell or AA cell, both enclosed within one compact front light.
Hybrid light, runs from solar rechargeable NiMH cell or AA cell, both enclosed within one compact front light.

Existing subscribers who have already renewed, are invited to introduce someone new to Velo Vision—tell us the name of the existing subscriber when making the new subs purchase for both persons to be entered.

Prizes will be posted to arrive in time for Christmas (UK winners), or shortly after to overseas.

New subscriptions:
Print subs for NEW subscriber
Print subs for NEW subscriber
Three magazine subscription.
A magazine is published every four months.
Add one year of digital access via Exact Editions for only £10 (normally £19.99) and get online access to ALL back issues.
For digital-only subscriptions, go to Exact Editions.

Price: £21.00
Delivery to :
Starting :
Digital add-on :

If this item is a gift, you can write a note here. Please enter recipient’s delivery address:

Print renewal:
Print subscription RENEWAL
Print subscription RENEWAL
Three magazine subscription.
A magazine is published every four months.
Add one year of digital access via Exact Editions for only £10 (normally £19.99) and get online access to ALL back issues.
New subscribers click here.
or go to Exact Editions to go digital-only.

Price: £21.00
Delivery to :
Digital add-on :

If your details have changed, or for
anything else relating to this renewal,
please tell us here:

Terms, in addition to our standard terms:

*last entry midnight on 14th December 2015 (23:59 on 14 Dec!)
Unlimited number of entries per individual.
Winners will be chosen randomly and notified by email or teleplone
No cash equivalent available.
The ‘introduce a subscriber’ entry for existing subscribers will count as one entry per individual (one for each household).
Promotion limited to NEW and RENEW print subscriptions only.

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Wild Things Publishing free prize draw

Hello everyone. The free to enter prize draw has now closed.  Thanks to everyone who put their name ‘in the hat’. I will be randomly drawing three names from the list and will inform the winners by email, soon.

Meantime, if anyone would still like to take advantage of the 30% discount code, it is “Velo Vision” (yes, really)– to use it, just head to www.wildthingspublishing.com and enter it at their checkout. I don’t know how much longer the code will remain valid, but not forever surely.

Three lucky winners drawn!
Three lucky winners drawn! 03-Nov-15
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