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Conti names Geraint Thomas OBE as new brand ambassador

Conti names Geraint Thomas OBE as new brand ambassador

5th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Continental Tyres has appointed Tour de France-winner Geraint Thomas OBE as its new brand ambassador. Since joining Team Sky in 2010, now Team INEOS, Thomas has ridden on Continental tyres at major cycling events around the world.

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Two-thirds of drivers think new legislation needed after cyclist growth

6th June 2019 | 0 Comments

A survey of more than 2,000 UK drivers, which was commissioned by InsuretheGap.com, a leading supplier of GAP (Guaranteed Asset Protection) insurance for new and second-hand cars, finds that over two-thirds (69 per cent) want new legislation for cyclists including bikes having a registration number to make them identifiable (68 per cent), and more than half (53 per cent) saying cyclists should be required to hold a licence.

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Transaid publishes new dates for Land’s End to John O’Groats cycle challenge

Transaid publishes new dates for Land’s End to John O’Groats cycle challenge

18th January 2019 | 0 Comments

Transaid has published new dates for its Land’s End to John O’Groats (LEJOG) cycle challenge. Riders from across the transport and logistics industry are invited to saddle up between Tuesday 2 and Saturday 13 June 2020.

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Sport sponsorship: Continental official partner, tyre of Giro d’Italia

Sport sponsorship: Continental official partner, tyre of Giro d’Italia

18th April 2018 | 0 Comments

Continental has become the official tyre of the Giro d’Italia as part of a three-year agreement signed with organiser RCS Sport that sees the tyre maker also take on the role of official partner to the cycling Grand Tour race. As official tyre partner, Continental will collaborate with Shimano to supply both bicycle and car tyres for the neutral technical assistance team.

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Goodyear back in the cycling tyre business

Goodyear back in the cycling tyre business

12th April 2018 | 0 Comments

Pirelli has returned to the bicycle tyre market with its PZero Velo range, and Goodyear is also making a comeback. The tyre maker has been absent for a long time – after more than three quarters of a century in the business, Goodyear stopped producing bicycle tyres in 1976. But now it is back and has already appointed a distributor for the UK and Ireland.

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Transaid launches “biggest ever” cycle challenge

Transaid launches “biggest ever” cycle challenge

23rd January 2018 | 0 Comments

International development organisation Transaid has launched its biggest ever cycle challenge, inviting riders from across the industry to saddle up and take on an epic 972-mile journey from Land’s End to John O’Groats in 2019 – with options for teams of riders to share the challenge.

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Continental the official partner of Tour de France

5th December 2017 | 0 Comments

From the beginning of 2018, Continental will be an official partner of the Tour de France. This means from 2018 onward, for an initial five-year period, all official support vehicles – cars, vans and motorcycles – at the Tour de France will be equipped with Continental tyres. The sponsorship agreement was officially confirmed by Christian Prudhomme, general director Tour de France, and Nikolai Setzer, Member of the Executive Board of Continental AG.

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Michelin cycling team raises over £2000 for charity

Michelin cycling team raises over £2000 for charity

16th August 2017 | 0 Comments

A team of Michelin employees successfully cycled up Mount Ventoux in France and raised over £2,000 in the process. The adventure forms the first leg in a series of challenges to raise funds for Michelin’s chosen charity for 2017 – the Peter Pan Centre. The charity offers care, support and education to children from birth to the age of 5 with special needs, which can range from visual and hearing impairments through to chromosomal abnormalities and life limiting conditions.

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Transaid’s ‘largest ever team of cyclists’ ready to roll

Transaid’s ‘largest ever team of cyclists’ ready to roll

1st August 2016 | 0 Comments

Transaid has assembled the largest ever team of cyclists to take part in one of its fundraising challenges in Africa – with each of the 43 available bikes now assigned to a rider for Cycle South Africa 2017.

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Pro-Align team to ride bike ride in aid of Macmillan

Pro-Align team to ride bike ride in aid of Macmillan

18th August 2015 | 0 Comments

Six Pro-Align team members will attempt to cycle a combined total of more than 500 miles when they take part in a one day charity bike ride to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.

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NGK Spark Plugs (UK) cyclist raises £17,000 for Down’s Syndrome Association

NGK Spark Plugs (UK) cyclist raises £17,000 for Down’s Syndrome Association

10th August 2015 | 0 Comments

It was a case of on your bike with a vengeance recently for Stuart Bayne, who is sales manager – north for NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd, as he has completed an 1100-kilometre sponsored cycle ride to raise more than £17,000 for the Down’s Syndrome Association.

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Autoparts UK becomes official Coyote Fat Tyre Bike distributor

Autoparts UK becomes official Coyote Fat Tyre Bike distributor

27th March 2015 | 0 Comments

Autoparts UK has extended its bicycle activities by becoming the official distributor for Coyote Fat Tyre Bikes. The motor factor says that initial sales already ahead of expectations; it is positioned to capitalise on the recently documented increase in cycling’s popularity in the UK.

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BEN London to Paris 24 hour cycle challenge

23rd March 2015 | 0 Comments

BEN is calling for keen cyclists to complete its London to Paris 24 hour challenge to help raise funds for the automotive industry charity. The closing date to register for the charity event, which will see the cyclists cover 240 miles in just 24 hours, is the end of March.

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GT Radial quartet to cycle Le Mans 24 Hour for Marie Curie

GT Radial quartet to cycle Le Mans 24 Hour for Marie Curie

14th July 2014 | 0 Comments

A quartet of riders from GT Radial are to tackle the Circuit Bugatti in the Le Mans 24 Hour Cycle Race. Brian McDermott, country manager UK for Giti Tire, manufacturer of GT Radial; Ellis Hadley, senior test engineer; Martin Gibson, senior test engineer; and Bertrand Saint-Supery, OEM EU technical director make up the team who will be training hard and raising funds for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

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Michelin employees get on their bikes

12th June 2014 | 0 Comments

A team of 12 cyclists from Michelin’s Commercial, solutions and manufacturing departments in the UK are making final preparations for one of their toughest cycling challenges yet when they take on the first two stages of the Tour de France Grand Départ 2014. Swapping their business suits for padded lycra shorts, the team will attempt to ride 391 km over three days between 6 – 8 June in aid of the University Hospital of North Staffordshire (UHNS). The route, from Leeds to Harrogate, and then York to Sheffield, will see them climb more than 22,000 ft – the equivalent of nearing the summit of Mount Everest, or climbing Ben Nevis five times.

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