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Archives - May 2011


Four Major Problems

With mainstream media focusing their attention on cycling’s past. It seems the wounds of our sport are set to open once again. The sport’s most successful rider of the previous decade,Lance Armstrong being accused as a cheat. But that is the past. We want to move on and these events will hopefully provide truth and …


Bike Pure to Partner Asia Bike Show, China

Bike Pure are pleased to announce a partnership with the inaugural 2011 Asia Bike Show. The event, previously known as the Asia Outdoor show, is the largest event of its kind in China and takes place at the Nanjing International Expo Centre between July 27 – 30th. China is paramount within the cycling industry, boasting …


RIP Xavier.

BikePure rider Xavier Tondo passed away following an accident at his home. Xavier was the new hero of the anti-doping movement following his role in the recent police raids in Girona. An honest and decent rider, the 32-year-old turned professional in 2003 with Paternina. He signed for Movistar at the beginning of this season, after …


Dalby UCI MTB World Cup

The World Cup series defines the finest Cross Country cyclists on the planet. The season long competition kicked off in Pietermaritzburg (SA) and continues with round two in Dalby forest in North England. This festival of Mountain Biking begins in Pickering on 20th May, finishing on Sunday 22nd May. The World Cup is an important part …


Get Cool New Clothing and Help Charity

In August 2009, Dean & Russell Downing along with John Smith decided to start up a group with the aim of raising money for a chosen charity each year. “At our first attempt at a fund raising event, we teamed up with the Geoff Thomas foundation and were able to raise £3000. After this we …


Massive Support

When we conceived Bike Pure in 2008 we were an army of cyclists looking to help our ailing sport. With rapid growth we were soon had over 20,000 members, such was the desire for a positive message from within our sport. This induced problems of workload, financing and structure to the young campaign. In stepped …


Role Model +1

When you get rider joining Bike Pure  it is fantastic for the future of our sport. It is reassuring to know the younger generation of riders are committed to riding with honour. Chase Pinkham who rides with BISSELL Pro Cycling and spent last season with the  Trek/Livestrong U23 team is a powerful role model for …


How will Russ do on Saturday?

Russell Downing (Team Sky) has long been one of Bike Pure’s fantastic role models.  Showing the world that a athlete can compete naturally and honestly in our wonderful sport. The former Tour of Ireland winner is currently racing his first Grand Tour in Italy. We hope Russ gets the opportunity to show his fantastic sprint, …


The Belgian Hammer

Good cycling books are a rarity. Great cycling books don’t come along that often. ‘The Belgian Hammer’ is a new book by Daniel Lee, a passionate journalist and cyclist. He has scribed a story of what it takes for young Americans to make it in professional cycling. “is inspired by the simple notion that the future …


No Needles

Bike Pure have long campaigned for the introduction of a total syringe ban within the pro peloton to break the general use of injections for medication. The lines became blurred when administering a B12 injection took on the same process as CERA. As a banned rider recently confessed to us “injections were common place and …

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