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see bicycle racingbicycle racing
or cycling,
an internationally popular sport conducted on closed courses or the open road. Track racing takes place at a velodrome, usually a banked 1,093.6 ft (.333 km) oval.
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(chemical engineering)
A series of operations in petroleum refining or natural-gas processing in which the steps are repeated periodically in the same sequence.
(control systems)
A periodic change of the controlled variable from one value to another in an automatic control system.
(petroleum engineering)
An operation in which gas flowing from a gas reservoir is passed through a processing plant or separation system, with the gas remaining being returned to the reservoir. Also known as oscillation.
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In fact, I would encourage his colleagues on the West Midlands Integrated Transport Authority board to join him along with all the politicians - both national and local - and anyone else who has suggested that cycling would be good for the populace.
Working on the project with RTA, Dubai Sports Council, and the UAE Cycling Federation, Dubai resident Stewart Howison, 40, from Scotland, said the move to build more cycle paths aims to encourage more adults and children to cycle to and from work and school.
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The group will be investigating towns and cities where cycling schemes have succeeded.
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