[ contents ] MARCH 2004
Velo Vision is published quarterly by Velo Vision Ltd. Daily news and updates can be found on www.velovision.co.uk
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PUBLISHING SCHEDULE: Issue 14: early June 2004 Issue 15: early September 2004 Issue 16: early December 2004 Issue 17: early March 2005
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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
Velo Vision is printed on paper produced from sustainable forests to Nordic Swan standards.
Cover photograph: Testing the Greenspeed GT3. Photo: Peter Eland.
Opposite:An outburst of municipal panic about those dreaded cyclists – spotted by photographer JasonPatient at Southampton University.
4 News Handcycling firsts, Burrows' latest, full events listings and more
10Pedalling for profit
Grinding grain with Guatemala's Maya Pedal
13Cross-culture cycling How the capital's cycle campaigners cope with diversity
16The Roller revisited A reader reviews the Redmount Roller recumbent trike
18The trace of form
Enter the world of existential cycling as Claude Marthaler
meets two Swiss artists
21Hope for a HUB Unicyclists to the rescue for DIY internal gearing
24The best load trailer ever?
The Spine trailer from the US family-tested
26Space for two Orbit's Andromeda suspended tandem: comfort or bounce?
30The gettable Greenspeed Testing the GT3 – foldable and very affordable
Quality carriers from Canadian maker Arkel
37Sturmey’s new 8-speed Installed and ridden
38Short reviews Hub dynamos, an electroluminescent vest, books, mirrors
Your feedback, ideas and images
48Buyer’s Guide: Family cycling We examine the wonderful world of cycling with children
57Subscribe to Velo Vision And details of the 2004 Cycle and Recycle calendar
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This month’s inside cover image has been supplied by Jason Patient Photography: Tel 01890 883408, mobile 07745 889208 email firstname.lastname@example.org or see www.cycling-images.co.uk
ROLL ON SUMMER
Hooray! The days are finally
starting to get longer, the sun’s
occasionally peeking out of the
clouds, and summer’s cycling
goodness is nearly upon us.
Velo Visionwill be at most of the
year’s main cycling events, starting
with the SPEZI in Germany, and
then on to CycleVision in the
Netherlands in early June. We’ll
actually have to produce next issue
a week or so early so as to have it
posted out before travelling over to
CycleVision – luckily quite a few
articles are already lined up,
including a test of the Hase
titanium handcycle and a review
of three velomobiles.
Doing this issue’s bike tests has
been particularly challenging. Rain,
snow and short days conspired to
limit photography opportunities
to a handful of freezing-cold
afternoons. So special thanks go to
the brave volunteers who modelled
for me, even summoning an
occasional smile as the icy wind
whistled around their ears. And as
ever, thanks also to the many
reader-contributors who have
given up their time, energy and
warm sofas to put together reports
and articles for the magazine.