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Through the winter of Alaska

Producer: Explore MediaLab | Music: Aurora - SizzleBird

This is an ultimate challenge: 1800 km Iditarod Trail through the winter of Alaska, from Knik Lake to Nome in 22 days.
One woman, the first european woman, Ausilia Vistarini and her life&travel mate, Sebastiano Favaro,
alone in snow and ice, only with their courage and their bikes.
La ciclista italiano Ausilia

Manfred got to know Ausilia in 2009 during the bicycle marathon 'London-Edinburgh-London'.


Absa Cape Epic

Promotionfilm of Absa Cape Epic, produced by Landrover

Absa Cape Epic ist ein jährlich in Südafrika (Westkap) stattfindendes Mountainbike-Etappenrennen und wird im internationalen Kalender der Union Cycliste Internationale ausgetragen.
Erstmals 2004 ausgetragen, geht das Rennen normalerweise über mehr als 700 Kilometer mit mehr als 13 000 Höhenmeter und dauert 8 Tage. Das Cape Epic zieht Top-Fahrer aus der ganzen Welt an. Es dürfen auch Amateure teilnehmen, wobei die Teilnehmer ausgelost werden. Jeden Tag wird eine Etappe gefahren. Zur Ermittlung der Sieger in der jeweiligen Kategorie werden zum Ende des Rennens die Zeiten aller Etappen zusammengerechnet. Der Streckenverlauf ändert sich jedes Jahr, aber das Ziel ist immer im Weinanbaugebiet der Westkap. Seit 2007 ist der Höhepunkt der letzten Etappe bei Lourensford Wine Estate. Das Cape Epic wurde von Bart Brentjens (Olympiasieger im Mountainbiken 1996) einst als „die Tour de France des Mountainbiken“ bezeichnet.
Alle Fahrer müssen in einem Team aus zwei Personen antreten. Partner zu haben, die sich durch das Reglement umeinander kümmern müssen, erfüllt eine nützliche Sicherheitsfunktion. Der Abstand der Fahrer eines Teams darf während des Rennens maximal zwei Minuten betragen, sonst wird eine Zeitstrafe von einer Stunde verhängt.

Absa Cape Epic is an annual mountain bike stage race held in the Western Cape, South Africa. It has been accredited as hors categorie (beyond categorisation) by the Union Cycliste Internationale.
First staged in 2004, the race typically covers more than 700 kilometres (435 miles) with more than 13 000 m of climbing, and lasts 8 days - a prologue and seven stages. The Absa Cape Epic attracts elite professional mountain bikers from around the world, who compete in teams of two. To qualify for a finish, teams have to stay together for the duration of the race. The race is also open to amateurs, who enter a lottery in order to gain a slot. A total of 600 teams take part. The times taken to finish each stage are aggregated to determine the overall winning team in each category at the end of the race. The course changes every year, but the race has always taken place in the Western Cape. The Absa Cape Epic was described by Bart Brentjens, 1996 Olympic gold medallist in mountain biking and a former Absa Cape Epic winner, as the "Tour de France of mountain biking".
All riders must enter as a two-person team. Having partners who are bound by the race rules to look after each other serves a very valuable safety function. A two-person team race originated as an adventure – but this concept of ‘looking after each other’ still runs deep in the ethos and technique of stage racing. Even the pros have to be in perfect sync, taking care of one another. Riders in a team must remain within 2 minutes of each other at all times during the race or face a one-hour penalty.


Never give up

Never Give Up is a short artistic film that beautifully portrays, Danish Triathlete, Helle Frederiksen's inspiring outlook on life.


Recumbent bike vs. MTB... Who will win the race?

Advertising of TROYTEC - German producer of carbon recumbent bikes

Offroad mit dem Carbon Liegerad? ...Geht das?
Ein lustiges Video über ein Offroad-Rennen zwischen Liegerad und Mountainbike. Mit Vollspeed über Wurzeln und Steine und im Drift um die Ecke!!
Wer wird das Rennen machen? :o)


Tour de Zimbabwe

There is no other bicycle-racing quite like the Tour de France. All other racings pale in comparison.
But, let’s imagine for a moment, what would happen, if there were others. In other locales, such as Zimbabwe!? :o)


Hell's Belles

Producer: Brooks / England

Hell's Belles, the first European Ladies Bike Polo tournament
...The devil and his angels will eventually be consigned to hell...


SuperCar Fahrradi

Die spinnen, die Österreicher! das wahnsinnige Teil kaufbar? :o)

They're mad, the Austrians! the SuperCar buyable? :o)


Goldener Porsche

Die spinnen echt, die Österreicher! :o)

They're really mad, the Austrians! :o)


Cycling turns the earth! :o)

Endlich wird verständlich gezeigt, warum sich die Erde dreht :o)

Finally, it is shown understandably, why the earth turns :o)


VELOFENDERS - bicycle theft in Latvia

Producer: IR magazine

Every spring in Latvia comes with a huge increase in bicycle thefts.
Everyone knows it, but because of the state laws, police can’t do much about it.
To change the situation, an experiment called “Velofenders” (Bike theft) was made. It involved 5 bikes equipped with GPS trackers, multiple online cameras, 16000 crime witnesses, every bike thief in Latvia and the local police.
After the project IR magazine raised the topic and, because of the experiment, state police admitted that there is something wrong with the laws, so now they are working on a new and hopefully better law.


BananaHama Bike

Producer: BananaHama

The BananaHama Bike presents a new way to enjoy bike riding. Instead on a saddle, the rider sits in a hammock!
The creator Brent Ingrim says: "The ride on our bike is unlike any other you have experienced. It has more comfort than even the best recumbent bike, AND your feet are firmly planted below you.
The Bicycle Comfort rEvolution has begun!"
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