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February 2010

Reclaim the Road women’s bike ride

On March 7, the LCC presents the annual women’s bike ride to mark International Women’s Day. Female-focused, but not exclusively for women, the ride will lead you around some of London’s best routes, encompassing landmarks which have particular significance to… Continue reading →

Kick Ball Pedal Bike

I’m not a big fan of football but this does sound like fun and a long day. But you can join just part of the route or the whole route. Join us on the 5th of June on this great… Continue reading →

Bike week 2010

There had been some confusion about when the Bike Weeks when be in 2010. I think that bikeweek.org.uk have now set it in stone, 19-27 of June 2010. This year it is sponsored by EdF and they have set up… Continue reading →

The Firefly bicycle light

I’m all for the idea of making us cyclist more safe on the roads. But this one is only a gimmick. The Firefly bicycle light uses a passive Infrared sensor to detect vehicles approaching from behind – the closer they… Continue reading →

How to promote cycling

Over on copenhagenize.com they have post about how other cities are promoting cycling. I totally agree with them that the way New York are “promoting” cycling in their ad Look, is just wrong and is very linked to car-centric fearmongering… Continue reading →

Here we go again …

When Peli came home today she heard the sound of running water. We soon narrowed it down to the pipes behind the shower and it was clearly coming from above. I’m kinda sad that I didn’t use this blog to… Continue reading →

LEGO town

This is one of the most amazing fantastic things I have ever seen build with Lego. How Dave DeGobbi got the idea I do not know it is simply put a work of art and something I would have loved… Continue reading →

The dreams that bricks are made of

Some people look at Lego bricks and see great potential buried within them. In their hands Lego rises above its childhood origins and gets a chance to aspire, to be part of something great. In Warren Elsmore’s hands 11,000 Lego… Continue reading →

The birth of the bike

Over on British Pathe they have a film from 1937 called the The birth of the bike. M/S of a lady on an old-fashioned ‘hobby horse’ bicycle, she is wearing a long dress and bonnet. C/U of the bottom of… Continue reading →

DIY find mark II

Our washing machine started a few weeks back to blink all its light like a discotheque. With a bit of random pressing of buttons and opening and closing the door we got it running. But over the weekend no matter… Continue reading →

Potholes are worse this year thanks to the freezing weather.

The UK have been lucky to have a proper winter this year and a bit of last year. But there is a side effect to the beautiful snow is the amount of potholes. The freezing weather ain’t the best for… Continue reading →

Lego vs Rubik

I know which love the most but I have always have had a soft spot for the rubic cube. Now what a better mix than this a Lego robot controlled by a Nokia phone which solves a rubic cube. I… Continue reading →

Social networks please unite…

… well at least make it so that your users can cross link to each others right away. Google have just launched their own thing called buzz.google.com, some say it is the twitter/facebook killer, we will see. I do like… Continue reading →

10:10

I signed up with 10:10 | Cutting 10% of emissions in 2010, last year. We need to start to do something now, even if it is just a small step at the time. Though this is by all means not… Continue reading →

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