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Kit review: Adidas Climachill

At last, the days are getting longer, the sun is occasionally out and thoughts are turning to summer rides in balmier temperatures. As we gradually peel off those base layers, gilets and gloves that have served us through the chilly first few weeks of spring, it’s time to dig out warm weather gear from the depths of your kit drawer. Or perhaps consider replacing old …

Bahrain, home of skiwear

Sweden and Bahrain share little — except, it turns out, an eye for upmarket ski helmets and cycling safety gear. Investcorp, the Bahraini investment group, has paid $65 million (£42 million) for POC, which makes £300 ski helmets and £200 sunglasses. It was previously owned by Black Diamond, a maker of outdoor equipment.

Gearing up

Follow these essential tips to be sure to get the right bike to steer you successfully through your university career When choosing a bicycle and cycling gear, remember that you will be cycling to your lecture hall, not competing in the Tour de France.

Fixing broken bikes, mending broken lives

A philanthropist is using bicycles to transform the lives of youngsters by getting them off the streets and into the repair shop This is a story about delinquent kids, ambitious social entrepreneurs and a charismatic multimillionaire. It begins in a corner of London blighted by poverty and despair. It ends there too, but with a glimmer of hope that is on the cusp of turning …