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Thanks to leading bike trade website www.BikeBiz.com for this story...

Anke Wilken of Mannheim has a husband obsessed with bikes. So as a self proclaimed 'bike widow' she has produced a sensual 2006 calendar dripping with long-legged models draping themselves over high-end bicycles. She's "surrounded by nothing other than bikes, bikers, bike magazines and bike parts" So to show her husband there's more to life than bikes, Wilken produced a high-end calendar featuring high-end Trek bikes being fondled by high-end fashion models.

The calendar is in English and measures 40 x 68 cm. Pre-production samples were shown to a few pro-cyclists at this year's Tour de France. They liked what they saw, especially the pro riders listed on the calendar. Thirty have their birthdays printed on the relevant dates.

Wilken is now fast becoming a bike race groupie: "I met Jan Ullrich at a race in Germany. He, Rolf Aldag and Erik Zabel signed one calendar for me. Jan was kind of amused and he said "Very, very nice."

The images were created by fashion photographer Ivo Kljuce. The Cycle Passion calendar retails for 36€/£24 and we want one. It's already available from www.chainreaction.com

More pics are here, yes we've already looked and it's well worth a peek: www.cyclepassion.com


is that pump is correctly attached? what is she doing with that saddle? dropped your pedal spanner?