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BBC show Fake Britain looks at counterfeit bike components tonight

Parts manufacturer FSA featured in show first aired a year ago

An episode of the BBC One show Fake Britain tonight will highlight the steps bicycle component maker FSA is taking against counterfeiters – and warn consumers of the potential dangers of buying fake goods.

Airing at 7.30pm on BBC One, the show, presented by Matt Allwright, is a repeat of an episode first aired a year ago. Another repeated episode last week warned viewers about fake Giro cycle helmets.

The programme will be aired in all BBC regions other than North West England, Northern Ireland, and Scotland.

As we reported in 2011, FSA has, for a number of years now, being fighting against counterfeiters of its products, principally from China.

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Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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