The Handsling is a feature of some of track cycling's most spectacular events - the Madison and the Six Day races - where riders help their teammates back into the race by grabbing their hand and literally slinging them into the fray. As a result, at first glance, it's organised chaos that greets your eyes. That makes 'Handsling' appropriate for what we do in more ways than one...
Our Handsling consists of Handsling Consulting, Handsling Digital Publishing, Handsling Racing Bikes, and the Handsling Racing Team.
Handsling Consulting provides sales consultancy service specific to the cycling and action sports markets within the UK and Europe.
Handsling Digital Publishing Ltd publish the product review site, CycleTechReview.com, and the epic rides site, BritishCycleSport.com, as well as other online projects on a contract basis.
Handsling Bikes provides team replica and custom painted frames and fully built carbon bike frames to anyone who wants to ride something a bit different.
Handsling Racing is a cycle racing team which competes in road, track, cyclocross and mountain bike events, mostly in the UK and Norway, though our riders do get about a bit and in 2014 were winning races in Australia, Majorca and California...
On the track (the velodrome) a handsling provides a 'helping hand up to speed' for your team-mate in the Madison event. Within the areas of interest in which we operate, Handsling offers brands, manufacturers, distributors and retailers a 'helping hand' to connect to their consumers.
Kurt Betschart gets Bruno Risi up to speed with a handsling at the Ghent Six in 2003 (photo Nick Rosenthal).