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Cyclist’s airbag collar inflates to form helmet

Swedish designers have come up with a cycling “collar” which has an airbag hidden inside. In a collision, the Hovding airbag – made from a polymer bag, helium and sensors – inflates around the cyclist’s head to form a helmet, according to an article in the Evening Standard.   All the commentary in the Standard […]

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Petchem Bikers on the Road from Rotterdam

More petchem cycling news reaches the Blog this morning. Steve Lyons of LyondellBasell and Jim Thompson of Third Coast Chemicals took inspiration from the Tour de France starting in Rotterdam, and decided to ride the first stage on the day after the Tour riders had completed it. The first stage, Rotterdam to Brussels – which […]

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INEOS’s Gordon Adams on charity bike ride

Gordon Adams of INEOS is currently gearing up for a 1,000 mile cycle ride from the southernmost tip of England to the northernmost tip of Scotland to raise money for Cancer Research.   Adams, business manager butadiene and C4s at INEOS, is pictured here in the yellow top with his friend Rob, also taking part […]

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“Lycra louts” targeted by Westminster Council

I couldn’t believe my luck when I saw that a new hate figure was being vilified in the UK national press today: the “Lycra lout”.   No doubt a close relative of the “lager lout”, the badly behaving Lycra-clad city cyclist now enters the demonology of our times.   London’s Westminster Council will be targeting […]

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