In our daily work as we deal with bicycle safety, technology and user manuals we come across lots of safety risks. The most frequent ones are published in articles of the leading German special-interest magazines TOUR – Europas Rennrad-Magazin Nr. 1, BIKE – Das Mountainbike Magazin Europas Nr. 1 and E-Bike – Das Pedelec-Magazin to make this information important for the sector accessible to a wider public.
For many years now the Eurobike Show Daily accompanying the annual international Eurobike Show has given us the opportunity to publish our perspective on major developments in the cycle industry in full-page articles.
We also speak regularly in independent lectures about all topics relating to bicycle technology and bicycle market. In addition, we are regularly cited by further special-interest magazines or trade journals as well as more and more by radio and television and in their media reports, which shows us that we are completely right with our information. The section NEWS informs you about the latest news from our specialist fields. The reports and publications of this section are listed chronologically or according to topics of interest.
The possibility of becoming supporting member of the branch association VSF has been introduced beginning 2013. Meanwhile, the association has welcomed all in all seven supporting members. The latest new members are
Zedler – Institut für Fahrradtechnik und -Sicherheit as well as SKS Germany. "It was a pleasure for SKS to become a supporting member of VSF", says Marcel Spork, sales manager of SKS. "In our opinion it is an absolutely good thing that the VSF participates actively on the political and pre-political stage by promoting cyclists’ interests. In doing so they not only represent the interests of the VSF members, but makes the entire sector heard. We are convinced that these activities will become more and more important in future."
A VISIT TO DIRK ZEDLER
Another objective for the VSF is to be of assistance for the networking of the different industry participants and to cultivate creative thinking.
With this in mind the VSF recently organized a visit to the Zedler institute exclusively for VSF members and supporting members. "This visit was not only for the bicycle manufacturers very interesting, for the component manufacturers the insights into the test institute were very instructive, as well", says Uwe Woell, product manager of VSF. "These took the opportunity available to think outside the box and to get new inspiration for their own work."
Along with numerous expert presentations the participants got an overall insight into the work of the Zedler institute.