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E-bike battery fires and how to stop them

A rise in fires involving e-bike batteries recently prompted the London Fire Brigade to issue a warning, urging people to only use trusted batteries and be careful to charge and store them correctly. asecos’ Les Day explains the risks and how storage cabinets can protect against fires and explosions What …

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IAA Mobility 2021: All together now

The new IAA Mobility took place in Munich earlier this month, with 75 out of 744 exhibitors from the cycling industry. Rebecca Morley looks at how it is hoping to shape the future of mobility With a new concept and new ideas, this month’s IAA Mobility in Munich aimed to …

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Boosting our body and mind, one pedal at a time

By Laura Elms, head of sales, HumanForest Over the last 18 months, the effects of the pandemic have forced many of us to consider our own mental wellbeing and resilience. With such an abrupt and unexpected change to our day to day lives, it was inevitable that more than two …

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Making cycling (even more) sustainable

Andrew Richardson, content writer for Leisure Lakes Bikes, looks at how you can boost your bike to a new level of sustainability We already know that cycling is one of the most sustainable methods of transport out there. In fact, studies show that cycling only accounts for five grams of …

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Product partner: Introducing e-bike manufacturer EBFEC

Nico Law introduces Polish e-bike manufacturer EBFEC as it seeks new distribution deals ‘An electric bike for every customer’. This is how Nico Law, EBFEC’s general manager, defined his brand in a brief and powerful statement. “We want to make e-bikes that everyone can afford, ride and enjoy,” said Law. …

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Is subscription the future of urban cycling?

We’re witnessing the end of bike ownership in urban areas, writes Tom Hares, co-founder and CEO of Buzzbike Last spring, with £2 billion promised by the Government for cycling and walking initiatives, we were promised a ‘golden age’ for the bike following lockdown. For a long time now we’ve been …

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MiRiDER on its new 7,000 sq ft facility in Wigan, the brand’s ambitions and what makes it unique

Rebecca Morley visits MiRiDER’s new production facility in Wigan to find more about the brand With its new 7,000 sq ft facility in Wigan, folding e-bike brand MiRiDER has its eyes set on serving dealers all over the UK. And each bike is built by hand by a trained operative …

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How is micromobility changing the face of cities?

Rebecca Morley chats to Per Brilioth, CEO of VNV Global, about what transport challenges cities are facing and how infrastructure is adapting Congestion and pollution have been major problems in our cities for some time now, with increasing pressure on authorities to enable greener forms of transport to help protect …

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MiRiDER: Made in Wigan

MiRiDER sales director Matthew Higginson talks hand-assembly, commitments and customer delight Can you provide us with a short introduction to MiRiDER? The MiRiDER business is one of several companies owned by my family in Lancashire. The business founder – my father, Mark Higginson – is the entrepreneur behind Disklok, Festive …

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A new, greener wave?

Riese & Müller UK sales manager Michael Gregg analyses the cargo bike scene in the UK Cargo bikes in the UK still remain somewhat of a head-turner when one passes you by in the streets. However, in the hustle and bustle of the big city life, the cargo bike is …

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