An overview of the international BMX calendar

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The International BMX Federation was founded in early 80s, 1981 to be precise. Although the organisation is now defunct, it was replaced by the well-known Union Cyclist International (UCI). In its first year of existence, however, in 1982 it organised the first international BMX competition. Today it’s the role of the UCI to organise these competitions. And although the bodies who govern the competition may have changed, the event has…

A Quick Guide to Motorbike racing

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There’s a bit more to moto racing, bike racing, or motorcycling, or whatever one wants to call it. It’s not just about hoping on a two-wheeled, internal combustion-powered engine and driving as quickly as possible. There’s a seemingly endless array of sub-genres of racing, ranging from endurance rallies, to short hill climbs, to races that focus on hand-made motorcycles for petrol head enthusiasts. Here, however we’re taking a quick look…

The Five Greatest Motorcycle Racers in history

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1. Giacomo Agostini. If you couldn’t guess from the name, Agostini is Italian and is considered by a great many people to be the best motorcycle racer of all time. Considering the fact that he accumulated a total of 122 Grand Prix wins in addition to his 15 World Championship titles, it’s difficult to argue with that accolade. He mostly raced in the 500cc class, but he also dominated the…

An overview of the motorcycle

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The motorcycle developed as a continuation of the bicycle. The first bicycles were two-wheeled novelties, essentially, without any gear or chains. Riding early bicycles was quite dangerous as they had very little means of controlling them. The ‘safety bike’ was developed, which was the first bicycle with chains and gears as we know them today. From there the safety bike evolved into today’s bicycles in one direction and today’d motorcycles…

Calling all adventures

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We are looking for some great videos to feature on our YouTube channel. Do you have cool clips? Maybe it’s something funny, some misadventure, a bike trick gone wrong. Maybe it’s something gone right, catching an awesome motorcycle stunt. Whatever action shots you’ve managed to capture, we would love to see them and maybe feature them on our channel.

Welcome

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We have been trying to get this blog up and running for a while now and it is finally ready to launch. As you may know, we have been posting news about our activities and events through Twitter and Facebook for a while now. But we wanted to have a proper Bike Hire Blog so that we could tell you about loads of exciting things that are going on. We also…