Formed in 2000, FHL (Flying Hairy Legs) is an eclectic group of expat and local Chinese road cyclists braving the often-hazardous ring roads, secondary motorways and city streets of Shanghai’s urban sprawl, whilst providing a great starting-point for travelers and newbies wondering where the hell to start.
Amongst the 220 delegates attending the inaugural Asia-Pacific Cycle Congress in Brisbane, peak bodies of the Australian bicycling industry were also contributing. Retail Cycle Trade Association Executive Officer, Graham Bradshaw, met with Cycling iQ to explain how.
Asia’s first WorldTour professional road cycling event will be held in Beijing, 5-9 October, but it didn’t happen by chance. Global Cycling Promotion, a relatively new commercial division of cycling’s Swiss-based governing body, the UCI, is owner and promoter of this event. Alain Rumpf, GCP’s director and keen rider himself, elaborates.
Delegates from Europe, USA, Asia and Oceania converged upon the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre for the opening day of presentations at the 1st APAC Cycle Congress.
First held in Adelaide, Australia in 2005, the World Cycling Research Forum (WOCREF) provides a platform for the dissemination of cycling-related research, attracting government, academic and consulting stakeholders. Held in Brisbane this year, immediately following the APAC Cycle Congress, Cycling iQ checked it out.
Australia became Belgium overnight in July, as it seemed the entire country stayed awake into the wee hours to watch Cadel Evans seal a historic win at the 2011 Tour de France. Post-Tour engagements piled up, including a media conference by team sponsor BMC at Eurobike, Germany.