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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:
UK Print Subscription
UK Print Subscription
Four magazine subscription.
A magazine is published every quarter. Postage costs are included in the price.
Price: £30.00
Delivery to :
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:
UK Print Subscription
UK Print Subscription
Four magazine subscription.
A magazine is published every quarter. Postage costs are included in the price.
Price: £30.00
Delivery to :
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:
UK Print Subscription
UK Print Subscription
Four magazine subscription.
A magazine is published every quarter. Postage costs are included in the price.
Price: £30.00
Delivery to :
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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e-mail delivery problems, yesterday.

Administrative news.  Some emails sent from this site failed to be delivered to users and customers some time between Thu 15 October 2015 10:02:07 BST and Mon, 19 Oct 2015 07:22:19 BST. I have now resent all the ‘lost’ messages manually.  The issue is entirely due to my webserver and not anyone’s personal email address or provider.

While on the matter of email, I would like to bring a known issue to everyone’s attention, which unfortunately affects several users and is beyond my control.  This matter not confined to Velo Vision emails, it is widespread, so worth knowing about:

Unfortunately, unsolicited email to hotmail, gmail, googlemail, live, fastmail or outlook email addresses with embedded URLs are frequently lost, due to overzealous spam filtering (before it even reaches your inbox or your spam folder). I do not know when this happens and it causes the website registration process and some webshop email messages to be undelivered. If you do not receive an email you were expecting, I’m afraid you will need to manually request another by sending a message to me after adding the address ǝʇᴉsqǝʍ@velovision.com* to your address book. I am sorry for this inconvenience. I can also send messages to any other email address if you prefer.

*Yes– it is upside down. Like you, we don’t like spam email either!

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iOS9 update for Velo Vision app

The Velo Vision app for iOS9 has just been released including much anticipated new features: Support for ‘slide-over’ and ‘split-screen’ and Share the page on social media [finally!].

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Now supports in-app bonus media on iPhone as well as iPad – Play video in full-screen AND new and improved in-app search function.

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Fill yer boots. Download the Velo Vision app for iOS here. I can’t wait to try it on the iPad (when it comes back from holiday).

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Coming up in Velo Vision Issue 49!

I’m delighted to say, the upcoming issue is now at the printers and print copies of the magazine will be mailed out next week. Digital subscribers can expect to receive a notification of the latest edition around the same time, possibly a little earlier.

Meantime, here’s a preview of what’s included:-
We’ve got the two main show reports from 2015- SPEZI and Bespoked, both including some amazing new machinery; full reviews of the new 8 Freight cargo bike, the Hase Kettwiesel Evo and Loopwheels for trikes; readers’ reports including a boat builder’s velomobile for three and a restored vintage recumbent; we also paid a visit to a the Cargo Bike Co to see their custom build trikes and there are the essential small reviews, letters and news pages too!


Reviews:
New 8 Freight
New 8 Freight.

 

Hase Kettwiesel Evo with STEPS
Hase Kettwiesel Evo with STEPS.

 

Loopwheels for trikes
Loopwheels for trikes.
Reports and visits:
Rodford cargo bike at Bespoked Hand-Built Bike Show
Rodford cargo bike at Bespoked Hand-Built Bike Show.

 

Treadle B2B at SPEZI
Treadle B2B at SPEZI.
Readers’ bikes:
Lecicle, the wooden velomobile.
Lecicle, the wooden velomobile.

 

Reader review of the separable Circe Helios.
Reader review of the separable Circe Helios.

 

Small reviews:

Yepp Cargo and Roadring.
Yepp Cargo and Roadring.

 

Plus more!- news, letters and some of the most useful alternative cycling advertising you’ll find anywhere in print. Please do support the advertisers, who in turn support our magazine!

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