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Who to blame

After yet another tragic death in London, where my thoughts are with the family, it made me think, so sorry for my ramblings below. I do not know the precise details of how this latest incident happened, but it was… Continue reading →

Asthma UK’s Beach to Beach Bike ride

I just got this sent to me, sound like a grand day out and for a good cause. Asthma UK’s Beach to Beach Bike ride is a 2 day cycling event from Bournemouth to Brighton taking place from Saturday 19th… Continue reading →

Cycling in London is safe and I got proof

H&F love the Olympics

We just had “Your South Fulham” update drop through our letter box today. With a massive front page article which leads into two more pages inside. “Cycle race will test Fulham residents ahead of Olympics” is the headline, which goes… Continue reading →

Segregated cycle lanes

Having just spend 11 days cycling around in Denmark, where there are plenty of cycle lanes. I have been thinking about if it really works to split cyclist and other road users from each others. Yes, cycles lanes are brilliant,… Continue reading →

Rough dealers

When my trainee walked up to me today I spotted a problem with her bike. Her front brake noodle was not in place and the levers was wide open. When I did my checking call a few days ago she… Continue reading →

SillyDriver V + VI, why the need?

Why do you have the need, urge, craving, rush, desire to absolutely be ahead of a cyclist? We (cyclists) see it every day where a SillyDriver, I have talked about it here too before, just has to be in front… Continue reading →

Cyclotrope

Tim Wheatley have made this great little animation with a bicycle wheel and a little tune :) The Cyclotrope from tim Wheatley on Vimeo. Now that is something to use all my spare parts on. Cyclotrope

Well, you have gone and done it!

Thanks SillyCyclist. Remember the post that woollypigs wrote about the Thames Path near Hammersmith. Where he said that it is possible to cycle on most of it and recommend that you should cycle with care and give way to pedestrians…. Continue reading →

Use your gears: SillyCyclist XIV + VX

Cycling is so much easier if you use your gears. Much better on your legs, knees and you will also be faster. Also it will be safer for you, as you will see SillyCyclist XIV demonstrate below. I often cycle… Continue reading →

Helmet laws

I will fight for the right for you to have the choice to wear a helmet or not. I do think that what have happened in Australia and New Zealand clearly proves that a compulsory helmet laws is not the… Continue reading →

A stolen bicycle

The second worst thing that can happen to a cyclist is a stolen bike. The “tender” steps to where you have parked your bicycle out of sight, can be hard, your heart beating faster and faster as you get closer…. Continue reading →

Cycle infrastructure

I just read two rather good blogs about the failure that is cycle lanes/cycle infrastructure here in the UK. I’m sure that I have ranted about this before*, as I’m very sure that it could easy be much better here… Continue reading →

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 →

Even cyclists need a refresher

The other day I was a passenger in a car, not something that often happens as I tend to cycle everywhere. What got me to put ‘pen to paper’ was the way the driver overtook a cyclist and the driver’s… Continue reading →

SillyDriver IV

We were on our last leg of our great trip up north. Cycling back from the station and had just endured the H##L that is SW6 when the football is on. Why the heck the council let people park on… Continue reading →

The Big Life Ride

The Big Life Ride will take part on Monday 15 August, 2011. The venue will be Mallory Park, Leics. If you can be there this sound like a good weekend out. Camping and riding and for charity can’t get any… Continue reading →

The most hated road user !

I don’t like the word hate that much, but I had to use it to get your attention. Over the last few years the cyclist has become the most talked about road user in London and pretty much elsewhere too…. Continue reading →

London Cycling Bookclub

I just read about this over on London Cyclist, top idea. The format is largely undecided and the first meeting will be a chance to have a say as to how the London Cycling book club could be run. Set… Continue reading →

SillyPedestrian I

You need a bell ! Was what the SillyPedestrian shouted at me today. I have mulled over the idea of starting the title SillyPedestrian for a while now. But have always put it off because we all know that many… Continue reading →

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