Brompton launched its new range of bike models at London's Transport Museum on April 20th. A variety of weight-saving Titanium features have been introduced as well three different handle bar options all aimed at growing the appeal of the Brompton among a wider group of potential users. The full set of Titanium features shave almost 2kg off the weight of the existing bike models. We've got one to test - keep an eye out for it in the July issue. Also on test in July is the neww custom crabon frame from Pete Matthews Piani. We're not aware of too many custom carbon frames out there at the moment so it could prove interesting. Watch this space as they say...
The Urban Escapes show makes its debut from 17-19 June 2005 at the Lee Valley Showground. Coinciding with National Bike Week 2005, Urban Escapes offers cyclists of every level a cycling adventure. A variety of bike treks surround the show, while more adventurous cyclists can try the British Cycling Go-Ride Skills tests. In addition to the cycling events and equipment on show, Urban Escapes has a whole host of other outdoor events and activities scheduled, such as walking, boating, climbing and angling. For further information visit www.urban-escapes.co.uk.
Bath to Dublin
The Bath to Dublin charity ride is set to run again on 5-9 August. Covering 285 miles in four days, this ride is challenging but achievable - largely thanks to the excellent support of Greenrock. Check out their services at www.greenrock.co.uk. Having completed last year's ride C+ writer Richard Grigsby reported that he loved the big views and quiet roads chosen, especially through the Black Mountains of Wales. The Irish drivers are so considerate and rival the French in being cyclist-friendly. Flying back after a day's sight-seeing in