Category Archives: Cycling

RideConnected app: Les motards ne sont plus limités par la distance ou le nombre de connexions

IRVINE, Californie, États-Unis, 11-Jan-2017 — /EPR SPORTS NEWS/ — Sena Technologies, Inc., leader mondial en matière d’innovation Bluetooth pour les sports mécaniques et les sports de plein air, a annoncé aujourd’hui la sortie de l’application RideConnected. Cette nouvelle application pour moto permettra aux utilisateurs d’interagir avec plusieurs motards dans le monde entier au moyen de leur casque Bluetooth Sena. Ils pourront désormais communiquer avec un nombre de motards encore jamais atteint.

L’application de communication pour moto RideConnected, conçue pour fonctionner aussi bien sous iOS qu’Android, sera disponible gratuitement sur iTunes et Google Play. Finies, les limites géographiques : les motards pourront communiquer avec un nombre quasi illimité de compagnons, où qu’ils se trouvent, tant qu’ils se situent dans la zone de couverture LTE de leur opérateur mobile. Compatible avec tous les casques Bluetooth Sena, elle offre aux motards une liberté maximale. Tant que l’utilisateur est connecté à un réseau Wi-Fi ou mobile, il peut communiquer avec un grand nombre de compagnons, quelle que soit la distance.

L’utilisateur peut créer son profil personnel et utiliser les différentes fonctionnalités de l’application RideConnected en toute simplicité. Il peut créer facilement des équipes et inviter des amis à créer leur profil sur l’application en leur envoyant un SMS, en utilisant la fonction GPS ou en leur envoyant un code unique à quatre chiffres. Les utilisateurs peuvent également utiliser les commandes vocales existantes de leur casque Bluetooth 4.1 Sena pour faire fonctionner l’application.

Cette application est le premier des nombreux avantages réservés et conçus spécialement pour les utilisateurs Sena. En effet, Sena cherche constamment à proposer de nouveaux avantages à sa communauté fidèle de motards et à améliorer les fonctions de communication et de connectivité de ses produits. L’application de communication pour moto et vélo RideConnected résout les situations de communication difficiles sur la route. Les motards ne sont plus limités par la distance ou le nombre de connexions tant qu’ils bénéficient d’une couverture cellulaire pour communiquer.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Die neue RideConnected App verbindet Motorradfahrer in aller Welt über ihre Bluetooth-Headsets von Sena

IRVINE, Kalifornien, 11-Jan-2017 — /EPR SPORTS NEWS/ — Sena Technologies, Inc., der weltweite Innovationsführer im Bereich der Bluetooth-Technologie für den Motor-, Action- und Outdoor-Sportbereich, gab heute die Einführung der RideConnected App bekannt. Die neue RideConnected App verbindet Motorradfahrer in aller Welt über ihre Bluetooth-Headsets von Sena. Benutzer können über die RideConnected App und jedes Bluetooth-Headset von Sena Verbindungen zu mehr Fahrern als je zuvor herstellen.

Die RideConnected App für die Kommunikation unter Motorradfahrern ist für iOS- und Android-Smartphones kostenlos bei iTunes und Google Play erhältlich. Der Kommunikation sind damit keine Grenzen mehr gesetzt. Motorradfahrer können sich mit technisch unendlich vielen Fahrern an jedem beliebigen Ort der Welt verbinden, solange die Gesprächspartner mit dem LTE (4G)-Netz ihres Mobilfunkanbieters verbunden sind. Die RideConnected App ist mit allen Bluetooth-Headsets von Sena kompatibel und gibt Ihnen mehr Freiheit als je zuvor. Solange Sie mit einem WLAN oder Mobilfunknetz verbunden sind, können Sie über beliebige Entfernungen und mit beliebig viel Fahrern kommunizieren.

Richten Sie Ihr persönliches Profil ein und schon navigieren Sie mühelos durch die Funktionen der RideConnected App. Sie können im Handumdrehen unterschiedliche Teams erstellen und per SMS, GPS oder durch die Übermittlung Ihres individuell vierstelligen Codes Freunde einladen und ihre eigenen Profile in der App erstellen. Benutzer können die RideConnected App auch über die vertrauten Sprachansagen ihrer Sena Bluetooth 4.1-Headsets bedienen.

Die App ist der erste vieler zusätzlicher Vorteile und App´s speziell für Nutzer von Sena. Sena arbeitet stets an der Entwicklung neuer Vorteile für die Motorradfahrer-Community und optimiert Kommunikation und Konnektivität. Mit der RideConnected App für Motorrad- und Radfahrer leistet Sena Abhilfe bei Kommunikationslücken auf allen Fahrten. Fahrer sind nicht länger an bestimmte Entfernungen oder Anzahlen von Verbindungen (Gruppengröße) gebunden. Solange Sie im Mobilfunknetz sind sind Sie erreichbar!

Da ab Januar 2017 die Roaminggebühren in Europa wegfallen ist die RideConnected App grenzenlos nutzbar.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

New app for motorcycle & cycling communication while on the road: RideConnected App

IRVINE, Calif., 11-Jan-2017 — /EPR SPORTS NEWS/ — Sena Technologies, Inc., the global leader in Bluetooth innovation for the motorsports, action sports and outdoor sports lifestyles, has announced today the release of the RideConnected App. The RideConnected App for motorcycle riding will connect multiple riders across the globe through their Sena Bluetooth headsets. Riders may now connect with more riders than ever before through any Sena Bluetooth headset with the RideConnected App.

The RideConnected motorcycle communication App, created for both iOS and Android phones, will be available for free in the iTunes and Google Play Stores. Not only will riders no longer be limited by range, the amount intercom connections between riders are virtually limitless when within LTE range of their mobile carrier. Compatible with all Sena Bluetooth headsets, the RideConnected App offers more freedom than ever. As long as you are connected to WiFi, or a mobile network, you may now communicate over any distance, and with multiple riders.

Set up your own personal profile and navigate through the features of the RideConnected App with ease. Simply create different teams, and invite friends to create their own profile on the App through SMS message, GPS, or by providing them with your unique four-digit code. Users may also use the existing voice prompts of their Sena Bluetooth 4.1 headsets to operate the RideConnected App.

The App will be the first of many added benefits designed for Sena users. Sena is always looking for ways to benefit its loyal community of riders, and improve upon communication and connectivity. The RideConnected App for motorcycle and cycling communication is Sena’s solution to sticky communication situations while on the road.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Den weltweit ersten Bluetooth-Fahrradhelm mit integrierter QHD-Action-Kamera

Den weltweit ersten Bluetooth-Fahrradhelm mit integrierter QHD-Action-Kamera

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Deutschland, 05-Sep-2016 — /EPR SPORTS NEWS/ — Sena Technologies,Inc., ein Branchenführer im Bereich der Bluetooth-Innovation für den Motor- und Outdoor-Sportbereich, stellte heute auf der Messe Eurobike 2016 in Friedrichshafen den weltweit ersten Bluetooth-Fahrradhelm mit integrierter QHD-Action-Kamera den Medien, Händlern und Ausstellern vor (Halle A4-807).

Die Eurobike, die seit 1991 stattfindet, ist die weltweit führende Messe für die Fahrradindustrie. An den Publikumstagen zieht die Messe 45.870 Fahrradfans sowie 1.766 Journalisten aus 39 verschiedenen Ländern an.

Der Sena Smart-Helm für Radfahrer verbindet fortschrittlichste Technologie mit der nahtlosen Funktionalität, die Sie heute als Radfahrer benötigen – und das alles in einem schlanken, extrem leichten Design mit einem vollständig integrierten Bluetooth-Kommunikationssystem und einer QHD-Kamera. Damit können Sie mit bis zu drei Begleitern kommunizieren, Musik hören, Tempo, Tritt- und Herzfrequenz messen und vom Start bis zum Ziel alles auf Video aufzeichnen.

Dank der WLAN-Technologie des Helms haben Radfahrer die Möglichkeit Fotos und Videos ihrer Erlebnisse ganz einfach aufzunehmen und zu teilen. Über die Smart Audio Mix-Funktion kann der Benutzer Musik aus dem Smartphone, Audio überdas Mikrofon im Helm oder jede Übertragung aus der Sprechanlage direkt aufdas Video aufspielen. Sie können bis zu 2 Stunden Video in QHD-Qualität (1440p/30 fps) oder FHD-Video (1080p/60 fps) aufzeichnen. Über die Sena Kamera-App kann der Benutzer per WLAN eine Vorschau der Videoaufnahmen ansehen und zuvor aufgenommene Videos abspielen.

„Auf der Eurobike treffen sich Fahrradfans aus aller Welt mit einem gemeinsamen Interesse: derLiebe zum Radfahren“, erklärt Tae Kim, CEO von Sena. „Daher ist sie der perfekte Anlass umeine revolutionäre Innovation vorzustellen, die speziell für Radfahrer entwickelt wurde und das Erlebnis auf jeder Fahrt von Anfang bis Ende vertiefen soll.“ Mit dem revolutionären neuen Helm von Sena können Radfahrer ihre Fahrt auskosten wie nie zuvor.

Die Eurobike öffnet ihre Türen für die Öffentlichkeit diesen Samstag, den 3. September (9.00 –18.00 Uhr) und Sonntag, den 4. September (9.00 – 17.00 Uhr). Fahrradbegeisterte erhalten hier die einmalige Gelegenheit neue Produkte und Innovationen in der Fahrradindustrie kennenzulernen. Karten sind online unter http://www.eurobike-show.de/ oder vor Ort auf der Messe Friedrichshafen erhältlich.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Il primo casco da ciclismo con sistema Bluetooth e Action camera QHD integrati

ciclisti potranno godersi come non mai le uscite grazie al rivoluzionario casco Sena

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germania, 05-Sep-2016 — /EPR SPORTS NEWS/ — Sena Technologies, leader nel settore dell’innovazione Bluetooth nel settore degli sport motoristici e delle attività outdoor, presenta in esclusiva per la stampa, i distributori e gli operatori il primo casco da ciclismo con sistema Bluetooth e Action camera QHD integrati, in occasione della fiera Eurobike Trade Show 2016 presso Friedrichshafen (Hall A4-807).

Eurobike, la cui prima edizione si è svolta nel 1991, è la fiera più importante al mondo dedicata agli operatori del settore del ciclismo. Lo show richiama più di 45.870 appassionati di ciclismo nelle giornate aperte al pubblico oltre a 1.766 giornalisti provenienti da 39 diversi paesi.

Il casco intelligente per il ciclismo di Sena racchiude il massimo della tecnologia attuale con diverse funzionalità necessarie per le uscite in bicicletta, il tutto in un design elegante ed estremamente leggero, dotato di un sistema di comunicazione Bluetooth e fotocamera QHD completamente integrati. Il sistema consente di rimanere in contatto con un massimo di tre ciclisti contemporaneamente, ascoltare musica, monitorare la velocità, la cadenza e la frequenza cardiaca e registrare video per tutto il percorso fino all’arrivo.

Il casco dotato di WiFi consente ai ciclisti di scattare foto e registrare video delle uscite e condividerli facilmente. La funzione Smart Audio Mix consente di registrare musica dal proprio smartphone, registrare audio dal microfono del casco e dall’interfono e sovrapporli direttamente al video registrato. È possibile registrare fino a 2 ore di video di qualità QHD (1440p/30fps) o FHD (1080p/60fps). L’app della fotocamera Sena consente all’utente di vedere l’anteprima delle registrazioni video e riprodurre i video registrati in precedenza tramite WiFi.

“Eurobike è la fiera che richiama gli appassionati provenienti da tutto il mondo e che hanno un unico interesse in comune, l’amore per il ciclismo”, ha dichiarato Tae Kim, CEO di Sena. “Si tratta del luogo ideale dove svelare la rivoluzionaria innovazione creata tenendo a mente le esigenze dei ciclisti allo scopo di migliorare ogni uscita dall’inizio alla fine.” I ciclisti potranno godersi come non mai le uscite grazie al rivoluzionario casco Sena.

Eurobike aprirà le porte al pubblico sabato 3 settembre (dalle 9 alle 18) e domenica 4 settembre (dalle 9 alle 17). Gli appassionati di ciclismo avranno l’opportunità unica di esaminare i nuovi prodotti e le innovazioni del settore. I biglietti sono disponibili online all’indirizzo Web http://www.eurobike-show.com/ oppure direttamente alla Messe Friedrichshafen.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

El primer casco para ciclista con Bluetooth y cámara de acción QHD integrados

SENA DESVELA EL REVOLUCIONARIO CASCO INTELIGENTE PARA CICLISTAS ENEUROBIKE 2016_EuropaWire

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Alemania, 03-Sep-2016 — /EPR SPORTS NEWS/ — Sena Technologies, Inc., un líder en innovación en el campo dela tecnología Bluetooth de los mercados de los deportes de motor y las actividades deportivas al aire libre, ha presentado hoy el primer casco para ciclista con Bluetooth y cámara de acción QHD integrados en exclusiva para los medios de comunicación, los distribuidores y los miembros del sector en la feria comercial Eurobike 2016 celebrada en Friedrichshafen (Hall A4-807).

Eurobike, que se celebró por primera vez en 1991, es la feria comercial líder del sector del ciclismo a nivel mundial. La feria atrae a más de 45870 entusiastas del ciclismo durante los días que está abierta al público, a los que se unen 1766 periodistas de 39 países.

El casco inteligente de Sena para ciclistas le ofrece la tecnología más reciente junto con la funcionalidad sin fisuras que necesita, todo ello con un diseño elegante y extremadamente ligero y equipado con un sistema de comunicaciones Bluetooth y una cámara QHD completamente integrados. Permanezca en contacto con hasta tres compañeros de aventura, escuche música y controle la velocidad, la cadencia y el ritmo cardiaco al mismo tiempo que graba vídeos durante todo el recorrido hasta la línea de llegada.

El casco con Wi-Fi permite a los ciclistas hacer y compartir fotos y vídeos de sus aventuras de forma sencilla. La función Smart Audio Mix ofrece al usuario la posibilidad de grabar música de su smartphone y audio del micrófono del casco, así como cualquier tipo de audio proveniente del intercomunicador superpuesto directamente en el vídeo. Grabe hasta 2 horas de vídeo con calidad QHD (1440 p/30 fps) o vídeo FHD (1080 p/60 fps). La aplicación de la cámara de Sena permitirá al usuario acceder a una vista previa de las grabaciones en vídeo y reproducir vídeos grabados anteriormente mediante Wi-Fi.

“Eurobike es un magnífico punto de encuentro en el que entusiastas del ciclismo de todo el mundo se reúnen con un único interés común: su amor por el ciclismo”, afirma el director general de Sena, Tae Kim. “Es el lugar perfecto para desvelar una revolucionaria innovación para el sector diseñada especialmente para los ciclistas, para que puedan mejorar su experiencia de principio a fin”. Los ciclistas podrán disfrutar como nunca antes gracias al nuevo y revolucionario casco de Sena.

Eurobike abre sus puertas al público general el sábado 3 de septiembre (9.00 – 18.00) y el Domingo 4 de septiembre (9.00 – 17.00). Los entusiastas del ciclismo tendrán una oportunidad única de conocer nuevos productos e innovaciones para el mundo del ciclismo. Las entradas están disponibles online en http://www.eurobike-show.com/ o en las instalaciones en Messe Friedrichshafen.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Eurobike 2016: Sena debuts world’s first Bluetooth and QHD Action camera integrated cycling helmet

Bluetooth and QHD Action camera integrated cycling helmet_EPRSportNews

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany, 2016-Sep-01 — /EPR SPORTS NEWS/ — Sena Technologies, Inc., an industry leader in Bluetooth innovation for the motorsport and outdoor activities market, debuted today the world’s first Bluetooth and QHD Action camera integrated cycling helmet, exclusively to media, dealers and trade members at the 2016 Eurobike Trade Show in Friedrichshafen. Eurobike, which started in 1991, is the World’s leading trade show for the cycling industry. The show attracts 45,870 cycling enthusiasts on its public days along with 1,766 journalists from 39 different countries. The Sena booth will be located at Hall A4-807.

The Sena Smart Helmet for Cycling packs in today’s top of the line technology with the seamless functionality you need for your ride, all in a sleek and extremely lightweight design, equipped with a fully integrated Bluetooth communication system and QHD camera. Stay in touch with up to three riding companions, listen to music, monitor speed, cadence, and heart rate, while recording video all the way to the finish line.

The WiFi equipped helmet allows riders to easily capture and share both photos and videos from their adventures. The Smart Audio Mix feature gives the user the ability to record music from their smart phone, audio from the helmet’s microphone, as well as any audio from the intercom overlaid directly onto the video. Record up to 2 hours of QHD quality (1440p/30fps) video or FHD (1080p/60fps) video. The Sena Camera App will allow the user to preview video recordings and playback previously recorded videos through WiFi.

“Eurobike is a place where cycling enthusiasts come together from all over the world with one common interest, a love for cycling,” says Sena CEO, Tae Kim “It is the perfect place to unveil a revolutionary cycling innovation created with the cyclist in mind to enhance every ride from start to finish.” Cyclists will be able to enjoy their ride like never before with Sena’s new revolutionary helmet.

Eurobike opens its doors to the general public this Saturday, September 3 (9 a.m. – 6 p.m.) and Sunday, September 4 (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.) Cycling enthusiasts will get the unique opportunity to explore new products and innovations in the cycling industry. Tickets are available online at http://www.eurobike-show.com/oron-site at Messe Friedrichshafen.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Park Grand London Paddington: Explore London on your feet to stay fit

Winter wind is still very strong in London and bright sunny days and cool evenings are alluring visitors in large numbers from all over the world. The hangover of Christmas is still very much there and hence people who have failed to be at the historic city during the grand festival can make a trip now to enjoy the fading charm. Actually it’s better to make a trip to London now since the city and the prime spots are less crowded ensuring free movement of people and vehicles on streets.

Park Grand London Paddington, one of the finest hotels of the Park Grand category under the Shaftesbury Group of Hotels’ umbrella, extends its arm to embrace new visitors and is ready to make them delighted in the form of service excellence. Situated strategically at the Queens Gardens, Bayswater in London’s prestigious West End, Park Grand London Paddington needs no introduction, in terms of facilities and services. Luxury and comfort of supreme level are ensured in all rooms and public areas of the hotel and travelers of both kinds (leisure and business) could enjoy complete convenience here. Contemporary luxurious amenities and superb services are guaranteed to satisfy the guests at Park Grand London Paddington.

But at this last phase of winter, visitors can make use of their stay at the Park Grand London Paddington in a different way. Apart from spending time at the prime tourist attractions, they can engage themselves in activities that could enhance their fitness level and make them feel more energetic. January offers a fantastic weather for indulging in such activities. By involving themselves in such actions, visitors could discover London in a different way.

Cultural Cycling Tour: Visitors concerned with the extra pounds that they have put on during Christmas could get rid of the excesses by taking part in the Cultural Cycling Tour. By paddling through an exciting route that goes touching many prime attractions in London; the cyclists could explore and exercise simultaneously. Boris Bikes are available at rent and hence visitors need not to hesitate if they are not carrying their bicycle.

Bike Ride: Instead of exploring London on a car or an open-roofed bus, visitors may opt for a bike ride along the bank of Thames. It would be more exciting and they would be breathing in more fresh air.

Run from South Bank to Greenwich: A gentle run from South Bank to Greenwich would be a fantastic journey. Passing by the Canary Wharf and the Tower Bridge would be great sites and the activity would be a great workout for the feet and the belly.

Jog through the London Greens: Instead of enjoying the warmth of quilt till late morning, visitors can give themselves a wonderful start of the day by jogging through the green spaces of London. Hyde Park, the lung of London would be perfect for starting a day in London with jogging. After some free hand exercises, visitors may go for a refreshing boat ride on the Serpentine Lake while enjoying a great sight of the Kensington Palace Gardens. Regent Park is another ideal spot for jogging and free hand exercises and visitors would surely enjoy their gentle run on the road that has gone parallel to the picturesque Regent’s Canal. Looking up, visitors may also catch glimpses of various species of birds who come flying from the nearby London Zoo aviary.

Park Grand London’s strategic location makes it a perfect staying option for visitors who wish to discover London in this fashion. The hotel offers easy accesses to all these spots. To book a room at the Park Grand London Paddington, one can call at +44 (0) 20 7298 9800, log on to www.parkgrandlondon.co.uk, the official website-http://www.parkgrandlondon.co.uk/ of the hotel or send a mail at info@shaftesburyhotels.com.

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In support of World Diabetes Day, Harvey Norman’s Connected Fitness team research reveals that 280 Australians develop diabetes every day

In support of World Diabetes Day (14 November), Harvey Norman’s Connected Fitness team carried out a detailed research project to uncover the extent of Australia’s type 2 diabetes problem. The worrying results indicate that an estimated 1.7 million Australians suffer from type 2 diabetes today, with up to half of these cases currently undiagnosed. Reports from The World Health Organisation indicate that the total number of diabetic Australians is expected to increase to 3.3 million by 2031, creating a healthcare timebomb for the country. An infographic to visually represent the results has been specially commissioned and can be found on the Harvey Norman website.

Diabetes can significantly impact the quality of life and life expectancy of its sufferers. Some of the potential health complications caused by the disease include kidney damage, heart disease and stroke, loss of vision, and foot ulcers leading to limb amputation. The long term impacts on the life of the sufferer, and on healthcare costs for the country, are significant. However, it is known that up to around 60% of cases of type 2 diabetescould be prevented.

Key steps that can be taken to help prevent the development of this killer disease include eating a healthy diet, cutting out tobacco, keeping alcohol consumption within sensible limits and taking regular exercise. Walking, running and cycling are all great forms of exercise that enable people to work at their own pace and can easily be carried out in the home using treadmills and exercise bikes. Harvey Norman’s Connected Fitness team are on hand to provide help and advice on suitable fitness equipment and tools that can make it easy for people to increase their levels of activity and monitor their progress.

Harvey Norman’s Daniel Hosford, says: “World Diabetes Day should be an important date in everyone’s diary. Harvey Norman understands the importance of following a healthy lifestyle in order to protect against this debilitating disease and we’d like to do our bit to support the aims of the day. Our Connected Fitness team are happy to help our customers find the right equipment to help them take part in a healthy level of exercise, and our range is also available to purchase online for those customers who don’t have a store nearby. ”

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Swapping The Road For The Carpet!

Fair weather cyclists have been spear-heading the latest fitness craze of “stationary biking” in the privacy of their own homes.

High Street store Halfords has discovered a startling rise in sales of Turbo Trainers as more and more people discover the benefits of the clever device that turns an everydaybike into a fitness machine.

Cheaper than gym membership, far less intrusive than a cross-trainer, treadmill or conventional exercise bike; latest figures from the cycle, leisure and car parts retailer show sales of the machines more than doubled when the cold, wet, weather pushed all but the most committed cyclists indoors.

Asked where the preferred home for the turbo trainer was, 80 per cent said the garage, 10 per cent a spare room, 5 per cent the kitchen or dining room while 5 per cent admitted to using the main living room and exercised while watching TV.

Halfords cycle expert Justin Stevenson said: “It is no secret that the number of people cycling goes up as the weather gets warmer and down as it gets chillier, but the new generation of excellent cycle trainers, with great stability and different levels of magnetic resistance to mimic harder rides, have been keeping people occupied.

“In these uncertain economic times people are looking to get the best use possible out of the equipment they have and turbo trainers are a great way of ensuring you can keep your fitness levels up by cycling even when you don’t feel like going out in the cold and wet. An added bonus is that they take up little space when not in use.”

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Pendleton’s Designs On Cycle Success

World and Olympic Cycle Champion Victoria Pendleton has launched her own range of ladies cycles, exclusively available from Halfords.

The new range of three womens’ cycles encompasses Pendleton’s timeless grace and style. Available in 16” and 18” frames, every cycle features a lightweight ergonomically designed frame for maximum comfort and ease of riding.

• Somerby – The distinct blue and cream traditional step through frame is perfect for shopping trips priced £299.99. Complete the look with wicker basket priced£16.99.

• Brooke – Victoria’s favourite colour plum red features on the frame of this hybrid bike priced £299.99.

• Dalby – At £349.99, the sophisticated white hybrid bike features great gearing and mud guards.

Victoria Pendleton said: “Cycling can give so much pleasure whether you are training for Olympic gold, keeping fit or out riding with friends. I am delighted to have realised my dream of designing my own range and hope it will encourage more girls to get on their bikes too.

“Halfords proven success with Chris Boardman’s Performance Series was extremely appealing and makes them the best partner for me in this venture.

“With my input on design and a good idea of what makes a perfect women’s bike plus Halfords manufacturing and retailing expertise, I think we make a dream team!”

The Pendleton bikes range will be exclusively available from www.Halfords.com from 22nd March online, and in selected superstores nationwide from 29th March.

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The National Trust Announces Partnership with Shred

The National Trust, the country’s biggest owner of outdoor spaces, has for the first time ever teamed up with a cycling team, Shred, in a new partnership for the 2011 season.

Throughout the season Shred, a well known UK mountain biking and road racing team based in the south west of England, will wear National Trust branded cycling kit and will be working closely with the Trust at a number of biking events over the coming months.

They will become ambassadors for the Trust’s countryside work as the organisation increasingly focuses on its outdoor spaces.

Jim Pascoe from the National Trust said: “We’re gearing up for a cracking year of cycling and the new link with the Shred team reflects the importance of getting more people on their bikes.

“We manage large swathes of stunning countryside and wonderful country estates and exploring these places by bike is the ideal way to experience the great outdoors and get that bit closer to nature.”

In the south west of England the Trust is involved in the 1SW project and is in the process of creating a new mountain biking trail centre on the outskirts of Plymouth and planning another one in Cornwall.

Steve Toze, team manager for Shred, added: “Teaming up with the National Trust for the 2011 season made lots of sense as they own the land where we can do the things close to our heart – riding, surfing, walking and camping.

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AllExerciseBikes.net Offers In Depth Information And Reviews For Consumers

An innovative fitness information website, www.allexercisebikes.net, is quickly becoming a leader with individuals looking for reliable information about workout bikes of all kinds. The site is a departure from more traditional review sites because it also offers articles on a variety of subjects pertaining to proper use of stationary and recumbent bikes and general fitness.

The editors and writers at AllExerciseBikes.net are dedicated to providing information that will enable consumers to make the best possible decision when buying an exercise bike as well as choosing and using the appropriate workouts once a bike is purchased.

More Than Just Reviews

The senior editor explains, “We know there are many websites that post reviews of exercise bikes, but we weren’t finding the kind of information that most consumers really need. We couldn’t find detailed information on subjects like how to properly adjust your bike, what kinds of workout routines will work best for your personality, or clear definitions of the various types of equipment available, including recumbent, stationary and commercial models. We realized that many sites post reviews that assume all consumers are knowledgeable about these topics. Unfortunately, this left many consumers in the dark, so we decided to provide that missing information. Our site offers detailed information that will help everyone from novices to pros select the right exercise bike and use it properly.”

A constantly changing market is another hurdle that the website crosses by adding new reviews and articles each week. Many review websites have outdated or inaccurate information on a number of bike makes and models because the sites aren’t updated regularly. At www.allexercisebikes.net, new reviews are added each week and fresh articles are added to keep the content current. If models are discontinued or reconfigured, the corresponding articles are either updated or removed to avoid confusion.

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Triathlon Becoming The Fastest Growing Mainstream Sport In The World

Since it’s beginnings in the late 1970’s triathlon has steadily grown to the point where it has become one of the fastest growing mainstream sports in the world.

There is no doubt that it’s spectacular growth can be attributed to the fact that it is a sport for virtually people of all ages and all levels of athletic ability. It knows no ethnic or gender boundaries and includes people from every level of society. It is not unusual at all for a housewife and mother of three to be in a triathlon and find herself sharing the Ironman course with a CEO of a huge corporation, a millionaire, a famous Hollywood star or a pro athlete.

Triathlon truly is for everyone and has so much to offer all those who decide to get off the couch and dust off their running shoes, buy themselves a road bike, and head out to the local pool to learn how to swim.

TRIATHLON FOR KIDS

In this day and age, kids are in desperate need of balance in their lives. They have been born into an age of high technology and fast food that has proven to have some serious ramifications when it comes to the physical and emotional health of kids around the world.

Too much time spent on home computers, lap-tops, cell phones and text-messaging combined with little regard to healthy food choices is far too often leading to obesity and health issues among teens and pre-teens.

It is simply unacceptable to have pre-teens dealing with type-2 diabetes simply because of lifestyle and those in the health industry are scrambling to come to grips with the problem.

Triathlon could well be the answer for providing kids an avenue for adding balance to their lives. It seems that many parents are beginning to see the value of the sport as well.

Kids as young as six-years-old can take part in one of the hundreds of kids triathlons that are springing up all over North America and indeed around the world. If they can’t make the school team they no longer have to resign themselves to the sidelines cheering on others.

Triathlon for kids is all about having fun. As they get older the distances they swim, bike and run increase incrementally. Youth have the option to take the sport as far as they want. As far as Simon Whitfield perhaps who was a tri-kid and went on to be an Olympic champion in the sport.

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Team Saxo Bank Had Another Successful Tour De France With Fabian Cancellara

Team Saxo Bank had another successful Tour de France with Fabian Cancellara winning the opening time trial stage as well as two other stage wins, and two riders in the top five in the overall competition rankings including a second place for Andy Schleck who also won the youth competition. This led to a high increase in online mentions, specifically on micro-blogging site Twitter.

Tour De France  - Saxo Bank

Saxo Bank, the team’s main sponsor and a consistent winner of industry awards itself, launched www.saxotakingthelead.com prior to the Tour, a new and unique concept combining video, audio and text into a free website for cycling fans. The website helped accelerate Google searches to new highs for the online bank in Denmark, where the bank is headquartered and, also, in Luxembourg, the native country of the two Schleck brothers, as well as in France, Singapore, Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates.

The news reference volume also rose during the Tour’s initial weeks when Team Saxo Bank’s Olympic Time-trial champion Fabian Cancellara won the Tour’s Yellow Jersey and kept it until the seventh stage of the Tour.

Statistics show that this year’s Tour de France became a Twitter-revolution for Saxo Bank, with an increase of tweets of more than 50% compared with before the Tour. Also, according to Nielsen Company BlogPulse research, the number of blog posts mentioning Saxo Bank quadrupled during the event.

Saxo Bank’s entry into the world of sport sponsorship was confirmed in June 2008 when its joint CEOs signed an agreement with Riis Cycling A/S. The agreement meant that Saxo Bank became co-sponsor of Team CSC, in time for Team CSC Saxo Bank to participate in the 2008 Tour de France.

In July 2008, Team CSC Saxo Bank won Tour de France. Other wins in 2008 contributed to building Saxo Bank’s brand in key markets, such as France, Switzerland, Italy and Spain. On 1 January 2009, Saxo Bank became the sole main sponsor of Team Saxo Bank. The duration term of the contract is three years.

In explaining their decision to sponsor the team, Saxo Bank’s founders and co-CEOs, Kim Fournais and Lars Seier Christensen said that, in addition to being one of the world’s most popular and watched sports with an audience of billions of viewers, cycling on this level expresses the same kind of values and attitudes that Saxo Banks identifies with. “Winning and team work, is what Saxo Bank has been about from the outset. Endurance and passion are some of the other features that we have in common. We are proud that we now will have the opportunity to highlight these values and show what sports and business can do together.”

About Saxo Bank
Saxo Bank is an online trading and investment specialist, enabling clients to trade Forex, CFDs, Stocks, Futures, Options and other derivatives, as well as providing portfolio management via SaxoWebTrader and SaxoTrader, the leading online trading platforms. SaxoTrader is available directly through Saxo Bank or through one of the bank’s global partners. White Labelling is a significant business area for Saxo Bank, and involves the Bank’s online trading platform being customised and branded for other financial institutions and brokers. Saxo Bank has more than 120 White Label Partners and boasts thousands of clients in over 180 countries. Saxo Bank is headquartered in Copenhagen with offices in Australia, France, Italy, Japan, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, UK, Czech Republic and the United Arab Emirates.

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