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Claud Butler Bikes: Pedalling Forward

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Claud Butler Criterium 2011

Claud Butler Criterium 2011 (Photo credit: Jack999)

Bicycles are a great way to improve one’s health while being environmentally friendly. While the increasing prices in petrol, more people are looking to the sound investment of this type of transportation. Since 1928, Claud Butler has been a name that carried great integrity for sound engineering of bike frames. Falcon Cycles has been producing many different bicycles for both men and women that carry the Claud Butler name since 1988.

Whether the individual is looking for a recreational bicycle or one to be used for commuting, these bicycles still have the same innovational and structurally sound frames that first endeared them to costumers in the first place. Falcon Cycles is based in Brigg in North Lincolnshire, where it maintains its reputation as being one the foremost British companies in the bicycle industry. The bicycles produced are some of the most cost effective investments that will last for years to come. The different styles range from light-weight frames, mountain bikes, city frames, to trekking frames for the Claud Butler line.

There are many benefits that one can expect when utilizing a bike. It is an enjoyable way to add exercise to a person’s routine that is easy to adjust based on his or her schedule. Bicycles are much easier to find storage and parking for than a car, there is no need to worry about the cost of petrol, and it offers a much quicker way to commute than walking.

Currently, the timing of purchasing one of these bicycles could not be better. With Claud Butler bikes sale going on, people have the chance to experience these wonderful products at an even better value. This makes now a wonderful time to invest in something that is not only good for one’s health, but also is an excellent way to reduce one’s carbon footprint.

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Using A Dawes Bikes Shop For The Perfect Match

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Dawes is a British company that has been manufacturing bikes for over one hundred years.  The catalog of bikes has grown over the years.   The company provides a wide range of road bikes and well known for being built by hand by a skilled workforce.  The bikes are well suited to all ranges of skill; there is a great deal of beginner bikes and the top end models can be used for many professional endeavors.  The hobbyist will find a perfect fit at a Dawes bikes shop.  Buying his and her bikes is a great way to introduce exercise and a hobby to the significant other.

Road bikes are not the only type in the catalog.  The touring bikes are another high quality product that has been sold successfully for many years.  There so many options when it comes to purchasing a new road bike.  Even the cheaper bikes are of superb quality and often the cost comes from the various options and accessories that are added to the bike.  For someone who is just entering the hobby, there is a bike that is a reasonable price and will not break the budget.  The advantage of going to a specialized Dawes bikes shop is that the staff will be knowledgeable and provide examples of what product will be the perfect fit.

Consulting experts at a Dawes bikes shop

Barclays Cycle Hire docking station with bikes...

Barclays Cycle Hire docking station with bikes. Next to 30 St Mary Axe aka The Gherkin. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

is just a smart approach, though there should be some preliminary research done prior.  The internet is a fantastic place to locate reviews and opinions on what models are better for different activities; this information can be cross referenced with the experts at the store.  The multiple sources of information is a spectacular means of ensuring that a person gets what he or she pays for, instead of being stuck with a product that ends up gathering dust in a garage or behind the house.

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Super Summer Sports Perfect For A Sunny Day

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Français : Ludovic Dubau au Roc d'Azur 2008

Français : Ludovic Dubau au Roc d'Azur 2008 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Super Summer Sports Perfect For A Sunny Day

Enjoy the summer sun with some great sports to get the heart rate pumping. Do them in combination with your diet to help the pounds slide away. Here is a list of summer sports to start you off.

With spring and summer comes the chance to brush off those winter cobwebs and get out of doors. The warmer summer months are perfect for enjoying a range of sports, from something simple to the more adventurous, here’s a list of some great activities for enjoying the summer.

1: Tennis. This traditional spring game can be played anytime during the warmer months, outdoor or indoor. Whether you’re a complete novice or a bit of a pro, there’s nothing better than a quick knock around to start off the season and it’ll help you earn those strawberries and cream.

2: Mountain Biking. Get out and about in the fresh air with this exhilarating sport. Suitable for any age or ability you’ll be sure to find the perfect track for you. Whether it’s a gentle peddle through the forests to an adrenaline fuelled whiz through the hills, mountain biking is a great way to get out and about, on your own or with a group.

3: Canoeing. There’s nothing better for cooling down in the summer sun than getting out on the water. Canoeing is fast becoming one of Britain’s most popular watersports and with man-made lakes and water courses popping up all over the country due to the Olympics, there’s sure to be one on your door step.

4: Cricket. If you want to tone it down a bit, why not wile away the days with the most British of games. Nearly every village, town or city has its own cricket ground, so it’s easy to find a club or group to suit any age or ability.

5: Orienteering. If you’re one for getting out into the countryside then orienteering is definitely the sport for you. With few overhead costs and expensive equipment required, all you need is the mindset to get up and go.

6: Rock-climbing. This is fast becoming one of the most popular ways to get out doors and keep fit. With climbing walls being put up all over the country, indoor or outdoor, you really can’t go wrong. With the proper training and guidance this great summer sport will have you climbing up the walls for another go.

7: Track and Field. This is a great way to get out and meet new people all while getting fit and trying new sports. With a range of different activities, from running and jumping to javelin throwing, you’ll be sure to find something new and different to get you in the mood for the Olympics.

8: Free Running. And now for something a bit different- If you’re a city dweller looking for an adrenaline filled sport that won’t take you too far from your urban home, then give this exciting new sport a go. Once the past time of a few adventurous souls, Free Running is become the sport of choice for many, with clubs and societies popping up in cities all over the country.

Super Summer Sports Perfect For A Sunny Day

Enjoy the summer sun with some great sports to get the heart rate pumping. Do them in combination with your diet to help the pounds slide away. Here is a list of summer sports to start you off.

With spring and summer comes the chance to brush off those winter cobwebs and get out of doors. The warmer summer months are perfect for enjoying a range of sports, from something simple to the more adventurous, here’s a list of some great activities for enjoying the summer.

1: Tennis. This traditional spring game can be played anytime during the warmer months, outdoor or indoor. Whether you’re a complete novice or a bit of a pro, there’s nothing better than a quick knock around to start off the season and it’ll help you earn those strawberries and cream.

2: Mountain Biking. Get out and about in the fresh air with this exhilarating sport. Suitable for any age or ability you’ll be sure to find the perfect track for you. Whether it’s a gentle peddle through the forests to an adrenaline fuelled whiz through the hills, mountain biking is a great way to get out and about, on your own or with a group.

3: Canoeing. There’s nothing better for cooling down in the summer sun than getting out on the water. Canoeing is fast becoming one of Britain’s most popular watersports and with man-made lakes and water courses popping up all over the country due to the Olympics, there’s sure to be one on your door step.

4: Cricket. If you want to tone it down a bit, why not wile away the days with the most British of games. Nearly every village, town or city has its own cricket ground, so it’s easy to find a club or group to suit any age or ability.

5: Orienteering. If you’re one for getting out into the countryside then orienteering is definitely the sport for you. With few costs and equipment required, all you need is the get up and go.

6: Rock-climbing. This is fast becoming one of the most popular ways to get out doors and keep fit. With climbing walls being put up all over the country, indoor or outdoor, you really can’t go wrong. With the proper training and guidance this great summer sport will have you climbing up the walls for another go.

7: Track and Field. This is a great way to get out and meet new people all while getting fit and trying new sports. With a range of different activities, from running and jumping to javelin throwing, you’ll be sure to find something new and different to get you in the mood for the Olympics.

8: Free Running. And now for something a bit different- If you’re a city dweller looking for an adrenaline filled sport that won’t take you too far from your urban home, then give this exciting new sport a go. Once the past time of a few adventurous souls, Free Running is become the sport of choice for many, with clubs and societies popping up in cities all over the country.

Exercise needn’t be a chore, there are plenty of great sports for summer and with your diet plans you’ll be in great shape in no time.

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Bissell Pro-Cycling Team Taking on the Amgen Tour Again

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Bissell Pro-Cycling Team Taking on the Amgen Tour AgainIt’s cycling season again in many countries and it’s the time of year where cyclists are training and gearing up for the Amgen Tour of California. The tour is set to include the fairly new Bissell pro-cycling team that was formed in 2008. This year the team are preparing to compete in the annual race.

Bissell Pro-Cycling Team

The entire team is currently based in Santa Rosa for training. It’s an extremely exciting event that annually takes place in the breathtaking Santa Rosa location, which also known for its perfect racing and training terrain. The Bissell team have entered this event every year since the crew formed and they’ve proved to be serious contenders on the cycling circuit. They won the best continental team of 2011 and scooped the NRC team standings. It seems that the Bissell team have a reputation as being a very ambitious team that often wins thanks to their aggressive tenacity.

Amgen Tour

The Bissell pro-cycling team will be challenging some serious terrain in the 2012 Amgen Tour. Tour designers have said that this year may prove to be the hardest thus far. There are seven stages that are guaranteed to take anyone’s breath away. Even the most hardened cyclists who compete in Amgen every year may be looking at quite a challenge.

The first phase of the race is the Coleman Valley ascent. Phase two will take cyclists to Bonny Doon Road which will take them to Mt. Baldy and Big Bear, but not summit. Mount Diablo has been included in the race route this year and fans are pretty excited about it. Here’s to hoping the Bissell pro-cycling team stick with their honoured tradition of ensuring they have at least one team member in every pack leading up to the leaders of the race.

There will be time trials in between the third and fourth phases but that should be a cinch for the Bissell team. The real trying cycling comes into the picture when teams have to complete two mountain top finishes at Big Bear and Mt. Baldy.

The tour starts on May 13, 2012, but the Bissell pro-cycling team members, managers and directors will be available for interviews and photo opportunities. This is the perfect time to meet and greet some of the brilliant Bissell cyclists such as Frank Pipp, Chris Baldwin and Carter Jones who was part of the USA Team. The Bissel Pro-cycling team is set to show some serious cycling tenacity again this year. Good luck to them.

Vida Denning is a keen writer that doesn’t cycle half as much as she used to. Her exercise now entails dancing around the living room with her kids while they use the vacuum cleaners. She’s also tried steam cleaning machines but they aren’t great dancing partners.

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