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Bike Week 2011

I have found the dates for this years Bike Week. Britain Bike Week 2011 will take place 18th – 26th June nationwide. The website is still a bit out of date, but you can send an email to hq@bikeweek.org.uk and… Continue reading →

Changes in the air

Well I have now read two articles in the Daily Mail which is about cycling where cyclist are not being put out to hang. No they are rather good articles and articles that is normally seen in the Guardian or… Continue reading →

The Bicycle USB Charger

Just found this one, nice little simple thing and by the looks of it will do the job. If you just need to charge something via USB this is the one. Most mobile phones and mp3 players let you do… Continue reading →

Bicycle lawn mower

I can remember years ago where I was cutting grass for my folks, neighbours etc to get some pocket money. I enjoyed doing it at my grandparents since granddad always kept the lawn mower sharp and well oiled and my… Continue reading →

World bicycle relief

World bicycle relief is something that I can support and will. They are training people how to fix a bicycle in a place where there isn’t a bicycle shop that can service your bicycle for 400 km. The bicycles they… Continue reading →

FREE (TfL) guided cycle rides

Register your interest for FREE guided cycle rides on 14th July today. Your marshals will greet you at 7.30 and give you a basic bike check before setting off at 7.45. (As Kingston is a little further from central London… Continue reading →

Beauty and the Bike : update

I blogged about the Beauty and the Bike last year, now there is a little update about this fantastic project in Darlington. Beauty and the Bike

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 →

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 →

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 →

New York New York

I hope that I’m allowed a bit or artistic licensing from old blue eyes, and re-write his song New York, New York. “If they can make it there, Then we make it anywhere, It’s up to you – New York,… Continue reading →

37% of People Commute by Bike.

In Copenhagen there is 37% of all people commuting to and from school, work and universities. But when you add the journeys to and from the shops and cinema e.g. all trips it is 55% by bicycle !! Mikeal from… Continue reading →

Cycle snacks

The Spanish inventor Pep Torres invented a cycle vending machine. Where you have to cycle to get a treat, e.g. you have to burn some calories before you can eat your candy. Even the Times call this the The Human-Powered… Continue reading →

Beauty and the Bike

Now this is a great project and a very uplifting short film, Beauty and the Bike. If they can get teenage girls to start to cycle again in Darlington, why not elsewhere here in the UK. They are right teenagers… Continue reading →

Take the 2 mile bicycle challenge

I fell over this article on Planet Green the other day, Take the 2 Mile Bicycle Challenge. Which states that 40 percent of everyday travel in the U.S. are trips of 2 miles or fewer, which got me thinking what… Continue reading →

Start riding now

Today I read this article over on the Telegraph, Copenhagen climate conference Danes launch campaign to get the world cycling. And it got me wondering why the UK has such a hard time in get on their bikes. The first… Continue reading →

Self-Powered Laser For Safer Night Cycling

This is a self powered laser light, the battery that is recharged via a dynamo and this is what it does … The laser draws an ellipse of light that is sensitive to anything crossing the perimeter. If a car… Continue reading →

Recycle your bicycle

Today when I went out with our recycle box to our recycle bin, I found a bicycle inside. Well it was a classic BSO and in bad nick. Unfortunately, your LBS will not take this bicycle in and give it… Continue reading →

How we as cyclist are seen

The fella on ibikelondon has a valid point in his article, Public face of cycling. We now have an image of cyclist which either scared others off the idea of riding a bicycle. Trying to get new people to start… Continue reading →

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