[ contents ] SEPTEMBER 2004
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PUBLISHING SCHEDULE: Issue 16: early December 2004 Issue 17: early March 2005 Issue 18: early June 2005 Issue 19: early September 2005
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Cover photograph: Racers giving their all at Cyclefest’s Salt Ayre track.
Opposite:As the sun sets a Moulton rider competes in the funhillclimbs at Cyclefest. Both photos by Peter Eland.
4 News HPV hour records, new recumbents galore, Eco-Trip,
RAGBRAI and more
Taxis and pedal power clash in London
14Recumbent renaissance A weekend with France’s youthful HPV club
17A Cyclefest to end all Cyclefests
Fun, new products and finality at the last ever Lancaster event
20A world on two wheels International photographer Bruno Sananèès shares images
with Claude Marthaler
26York Cycle Show 2004 Novelty and tradition mingle at the Rally
28It’s T time
Testing the new, extra-affordable ICE T recumbent trike
32The transforming trailer Reviewing the ingenious CarryFreedom City folding trailer
34Reviews in brief
Books and bits, including a Cuba voyage and a recumbent
Reporting from the Netherlands’ annual recumbent
43Frisking a folder
Bringing a Brompton into Parliament, post 9-11
History, cold feet, wheel envy – all this and more in your
letters and emails
50Cycle city Copenhagen
Free bikes and a design exhibition in Denmark’s capital
52Buyer’s Guide: Cycle touring The joys of travel by bike – with hints and tips.
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SHOWS AND PLANS
This issue of Velo Vision seems
packed with reports of shows, gath
erings and rides: it’s been a busy
summer. And there’s more coming
up soon after this issue goes to
press. First is the Cycle 2004 show
in London towards the end of
September, where we’ll be on stand
205. All the details are on page 9.
Then for the first time I’ll be travel
ling to Las Vegas for Interbike, the
main US bike show.
Alongside reports on these shows,
we have a number of reviews already
lined up for next issue. Barring last
minute hold-ups we should have two
very different small-wheeled bikes to
try: the Bridgestone Moulton and
Airnimal Joey. We’re also promised
reports from some of the first owners
of the adult KMX and ICE Q low-cost
Meanwhile, I hope you enjoy this
PS We’re now taking orders for 2005
Cycle & Recycle calendars, which will
arrive from the US very shortly. As
the many readers who have ordered
previous issues will know, these
make ideal gifts and are a fine bike
friendly way to plan the year. More
details on our website, or see page 56
of this issue.