British Cycling could take legal action to prevent Japanese and French Federations from using new track bikes

Wide forks and seat stays which bear a resemblance to the Hope x Lotus bike could prove problematic

Hope Lotus track bike, look p24 and V-IZU TCM pictured together
(Image credit: British Cycling, Andy Jones)


British Cycling is considering taking legal action over potential patent infringements from the new bikes of the Japanese Track Cycling Federation and French Track Cycling Federation.

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Joe Baker
Tech Writer

Joe is Cycling Weekly's tech writer. He's always had a love for bikes, since first riding a two wheeled steed before the age of four. Years down the line, Joe began racing at 16, and enjoyed great experiences internationally, racing in Italy, Spain and Belgium to name a few locations. Always interested in tech, Joe even piloted his Frankenstein hill climb bike to a Junior National Title in 2018.  After taking a step back from elite level racing in April 2022, Joe joined our team as a freelancer, before becoming Tech Writer in May 2023. 

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