[ contents ] SEPTEMBER 2003
Velo Vision is published quarterly by Velo Vision Ltd. Daily news and updates can be found on www.velovision.co.uk
Velo Vision, The Environmental Community Centre, St Nicholas Fields, York, YO10 3EN, UK
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EDITOR AND PUBLISHER: Peter Eland ARTDIRECTOR: Brian Holt WEBMASTER: Simon Ward PRINTER: Stephens & George Magazines Ltd, Merthyr Tidfil, Wales, UK. Tel 01685 388 888
PUBLISHING SCHEDULE: Issue 12: 4 December 2003 Issue 13: 5 March 2004 Issue 14: 6 June 2004 Issue 15: 5 September 2004
Velo Vision is a member of INK, trade association of the alternative press in the UK. www.ink.uk.com
VELO VISION AND VELO-VISION We weren’t first with the name. Velo-Vision (note the hyphen) is a progressive HPV-friendly bike shop in Köörten, near Bergisch-Gladbach, Germany, who also make their own recumbents. Velo Vision magazine is working in friendly harmony with Velo-Vision in Germany. Contact them on www.velo-vision.de
Cover photograph:Stuart Dennison of Bikefix in London, pictured at the York Cycle Show. Photo: Peter Eland.
Opposite:A high-wheeler at full speed, racing at Spokesfest. Photo: Peter Eland
4 News Record rides, bike storage ideas, Windcheetah updates,
events listings and more...
12Riding to the rescue
An innovative service encouraging cycling by tackling fear
14Reviews in brief Is this a better, safer quick-release? And Mike Burrows
tests 20" tyres.
16Artists of the asphalt Municipal mischief on Oregon’s cyclepaths
All the action from Spokesfest, the Ecotrip and the
York Cycle Show
22Building the Dream An inside look at the magnificent Eurovelo cycle-route network
The first in-depth review of the GoBike, an exciting new
folder from Canada
28Three-wheel heaven The child’s recumbent trike, the KMX, gets the thumbs-up
from our testers
32Riding easy on the Evox A truly affordable recumbent reviewed
Testing Giant’s surprisingly capable monoblade folder
37Letters Your feedback, ideas and more
42CycleVision 2003 Eight pages of news and innovations from the largest
recumbent event in the world
52Buyer’s Guide: special needs cycling
Our overview of cycles for the disabled, elderly and more,
including useful contacts listings.
58Subscribe to Velo Vision And details of the upcoming 2004 Cycle and Recycle Calendar
59Adverts The best, most interesting advertising around!
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Another busy summer draws to an end, with a flurry of new bike launches, plenty of fun events to report on and, as this issue’s deadline approached, an unfortunate heatwave which made it particularly irksome to be in the office not out on the bike. It’s been busy even before deadline panic set in. Amongst other things we’ve revamped the Velo Vision website, improving a lot of ‘back end’ stuff as well as adding a better (and ever more popular) version of the free small ads service. And as many readers will have spotted, we’ve also been busy doing joint marketing with our friends at A to B Magazine (www.atob.org.uk), who specialise in UK transport matters, folding and electric bikes. This has resulted in a real flurry of new readers requesting sample copies and subscribing, usually to both magazines. Welcome to you all. But to scotch a rumour that seems to be doing the rounds, we’re not about to merge! The two magazines complement each other well, rather than competing, and there’s plenty of room in this wide world for the both of us. By joining forces we can reach more of the many people who’d no doubt enjoy both magazines if only they knew about them. We’re also happy to welcome new Velo Vision stockists in Belgium and Sweden (see News pages). While we already supply magazines to over 30 countries via the website’s online shop, having someone on the spot to sell magazines and introduce new readers is always good. Any other dealers, anywhere in the world, reading this and wanting to try Velo Vision in your shop? Please just get in touch.