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News about Velo Vision

SOS Rehydrate Competition

The good folk at SOS Rehydrate have kindly donated two boxes of ten rehydration sachets. Combined these are worth nearly £20!

The simple questions is: How much sugar does Amy say is in the sachet?

To win please enter via our CrowdFunder page. Full terms and conditions are below:

Full terms and conditions: This offer is available exclusively via our CrowdFunder page. The offer is only available for a limited time and the offer expires at 23:59 on Monday 30 October. To enter please purchase a prize draw ticket via the CrowdFunder page and then email simon@velovision.com with your answer. The prize draw is not restricted to one per person. This is not a raffle and you are required to answer the question correctly to be in with a chance of winning. Any purchases made after the time limit will be excluded from the draw, but you may still be charged. In the case that you have any allergies please consult with the official SOS Rehydrate website as a matter of due diligence. By entering the competition you consent to your email address being added to the distribution lists used by VeloVision to promote carefully selected stories and articles that may be of interest to you. Your details will not be passed on to a third party by VeloVision. You can unsubscribe at any time very easily.

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New website coming soon!

One of the key aims of the CrowdFunding has been to rejuvenate the website and make it more fit for purpose. We want to give you the website you deserve. One that is easy to navigate and engaging.

We are pleased to have struck an agreement with a well trusted website editor who will be helping us update the site to a more appropriate lay out.

It’s a really exciting time for us and we hope you enjoy what we deliver in the next few weeks as we overhaul the site!

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VeloVision CrowdFunding Launches on 4 October

After months of work behind the scenes we are launching our CrowdFunding initiative! Please have a look at our page on CrowdFunder.co.uk and feel free to share and engage with it!

https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/velovision-the-alternative-cycling-world

Full details below:

VeloVision focuses on all that is not in the cycling mainstream. It has run for nearly 20 years; delivering news, reviews and features for those who “live cycling”. Our domain is recumbents, cargo bikes, disability adapted machines, velomobiles, trikes, folding bikes and e-bikes amongst many others.

We need to raise funds to grow, expand and continue to publish cutting edge, high quality content. These funds will also deliver a more engaging website for its large readership.

The rewards available for supporting VeloVision include collectable back issues, annual print or digital subscriptions and official merchandise.

The publication is based in the UK but is read across the world. Recently it has launched a YouTube channel that has had nearly 19,000 views in its first two months of life. Its online content is accessed in 92 countries.

Simon Webb took over the publication in June 2017. Citing cycling as responsible for saving his life in 2012 Simon is keen to help others enjoy cycling. Diagnosed with a serious liver disease he embraced cycling in all areas to make a full recovery within six months.

Simon’s background is in marketing and operations, supporting a range of well established international brands as well as working with independent businesses. He has also worked extensively as a sports volunteer for England Hockey, Tour de France and London 2012.

VeloVision’s mission is to support the following:

– Continue to provide news, reviews and features of innovative human powered design.

– Support the coverage of womens cycling.

– Celebrate the benefits of a cycling life, particularly mental health benefits.

– Provide a focus on military veterans using bicycles, trikes, hand cranks and adapted machines.

– Inspire others to take up cycling, no matter what form that may be in.

https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/velovision-the-alternative-cycling-world

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YouTube Channel is up!

Over the next few days we will be releasing more and more content to the YouTube channel. You may be aware that there is a pre-existing one however some admin issues on YouTube’s side have made it impossible to get full control of it so we are starting afresh.

Kicking things off we have reviewed two commuting bikes. We will shortly be releasing an interview with a designer of a very “arty” Specialized bike, not our normal area of interest but it was such an unusual bike we thought it warranted coverage! We also have brief interviews from London Red Hook Criterion to bring you and will be attending the Brompton World Championship event this weekend, and the London-Edinburgh ride.

The direction we want to take our YouTube channel is to publish reviews of cargo bikes, trikes, recumbents, folding bikes and many more. We also have interviews lined up with some innovative designers and want to discuss matters such as infrastructure and safety amongst others.

Please see below our first two reviews!

 

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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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