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The Bird Zero Is The New Favorite In UK

UK has brought out the new Bird mainly for its mountain bikers. The Zero hardtail is the first one to come out. The goal of Bird is very simple. It is to produce the best bikes at the most affordable rates. You might find other brands giving the same features but the best part of choosing Bird is that it is completely UK based.

The Zero has ahead angle of 67 degrees and a travel fork of 140mm which gives a purer focus on the trail riding. The 650b wheels and the lack of aluminium tubing make it helpful to dive more straight. The 142 x 12 mm bolts along with the tapered head tube keeps its quiet stiff from the front to the back. The harshness is minimized by the perfect angle of the chainstay and the seat as it keeps the whole thing tight. This is where the comfort lies. The 70mm bar is really wide and it helps in maintaining the riding positions

The full length outer of the gear cables make the tyres better as the rest of the gear cables are tucked up under the top tube and so, they don’t cause a problem if it rains. The Zero has 5 different stock builds that you can choose from and each of them have the 6061 aluminium frame. You can even custom pick various specifications like the width of the handlebar, tyre, length of stem, etc. the prices start at 1175 pounds for the basic Zero but most of them are in your budget. If you can afford 1400 pounds, you can upgrade it to a great extent as you can add the features like front end grips and thus you have lesser arm pump.

The Bird is way lighter than the NS and so the climbs are faster and corners can be crossed more swiftly. The overall riding positions can be maintained very easily and so the riding becomes more comfortable.

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Female Portuguese Cyclist To Participate In Indian Mountain Biking Race

Sonia Lopes from Portugal, only woman to win 500km Portugal bike race is participating in the 10th edition of Hero MTB Himalaya which is a cross country endurance race, the most prestigious and also the oldest mountain biking race in India is set to begin on 27th September this year.

According to Himachal Adventure Sports and Tourism Promotion Association (HASTPA), this year’s competition is going to be tougher due to the route being an exciting one through the relatively lesser explored areas of the Himalayas. A few highlights of the race are going to be the climbing of Jalori pass and visit to the gateway of Great Himalayan National Park which has recently been included in UNESCO’s world heritage list.

About 100 bikers from India and abroad are participating in this race. Teams of Indian air force and Indian army are also going to take part in this competition.

Lopes is hopeful of doing well in the competition and inspire a lot of people in India especially women.

The cyclists will be pedaling a grueling 80-90 kilometres a day for 6 days, covering total 500 kilometres having a day for resting. They will ascend 2,000-2,500 metres per day. Their highest point would be the Jalori pass which is at 3,223 metres.

The race will be through Shimla, Narkanda, Ani, Jibbi, Ghadagushaini, Chatri, Luhri and back to Narkanda and finally end in Delhi.

Akhil Puri, general secretary of HASTPA has said in a statement that including women in this sport has been an objective of theirs for a long time and he regards it to be unfortunate that so few of Indian women have taken up this sport. He further added that Lopes’s presence will inspire a lot of young women to take up this sport.

Ashish Sood, an organizing member has said,” The route for the 10th year had to be special…”

To mark the success of the 10th edition, the prize money is made 10 lakhs which will be distributed over 16 categories.

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Cycle: The Best Way To Revive The Memory Of A Martyr

Ludhiana, August 14, 2014: Independence Day is to be celebrated by cyclists in Ludhiana. They have decided that they will be riding to the house of Kartar Singh Sarabha situated in Sarabha Village on Pokhwal Road. Their main target is to promote cycling and mobilize an anti-drug campaignin Feroz Gandhi Market Associationis supporting the ride.

The ride is to start at 5.30a.m near the statue of martyr Kartar Singh Sarabha in Feroz Gandhi market, as reported by Paramjit Sing Gill, president of Feroz Gandhi Market Association. The rallyists will have short stoppages near Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar, LaltonVillage andShaheedKarnail Singh Nagar, while cycling towards the house of Kartar Singh Sarabha in Sarabha Village. The villagers there have organized a small function.

Ranjodh Singh, patron of Ludhiana Peddlers Club said that the rally is being organized to celebrate the life and actions of the young revolutionaries in the Gadhar movement. That is why the ride has been named ShaheedKartar Singh Sarabha Memorial Cycle Rally. This rally is a joint effort of Ludhiana Peddlers and Feroz Gandhi Market Association.

More than 100 cyclists will be performing on that day according to club president Devinder Singh Nagi. A poster dedicated to Kartar Singh will also be released on that day said an organizer Gurinder Pal Singh.

To make the youth sensitive about the contributions of the martyrs and the need to fight drug addiction, many students from numerous schools and colleges are participating in the rally.

The organizers hugely praised the column called “cycle of life” in Times Of India printed in Ludhiana. According to them, this column in the newspaper has created ripples of revolution in the minds of the people living in the city who were conservative of using cycles. Ranjodh Singh has even stated that the number of cyclists has increased in the city.