Tech round up: Brompton celebrates World Car Free Day, Brooks limited-edition Swift Eroica saddle, POC Team AMANI collection and Pirelli Cinturato S tyres... plus new Pearl Izumi Pro shoes

Limited leather saddles, helmets and glasses doing good, a gripper gravel tyre and some encouragement to ditch the car for a day

New products released include the POC Team UMANI collection and a limited edition Brooks Swift Eroica saddle
(Image credit: POC / Finley Newmark / Brooks / Pirelli / Brompton)

While most cyclists don’t need an excuse to choose two wheels over four, statistics still show that, in the UK and the USA at least, we still have a long way to go when it comes to regularly choosing sustainable transport options for those short, daily journeys that we all need to take. 

Given that we still take the car in overwhelming numbers, World Car Free Day celebrates and encourages alternative modes of getting from A to B, including the bicycle. Brompton, which more than does it bit for promoting commuting by bike, is marking today’s festivities by turning a London petrol station into a bike mecca, with free coffee and demos of its latest models.

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