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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 →

The mystery of the abandoned bike locks

What’s happened to the bikes? What kind of person would take the bikes and leave the locks? Do people really leave their bike locks on racks, street signs and lamp posts and forget about them? If that is the case,… Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

SillyCyclist

Today I learned that a great London blogger have honoured me with using the same(‘ish) title as me for some of my posts. croydoncyclist.wordpress.com aka cyclegaz on Twitter have some great videos on youtube about SillyCyclists. It is great to… Continue Reading →

Use Your Head – Stop at Red

Now this is something good. I hope that you’ll sign this, if you haven’t already. We (cyclists) are only hurting ourselves if we keep red light jumping (RLJ) and breaking the Highway Code in other ways. The more cyclists who… Continue Reading →

SillyCyclist XIII

Hooooly sssshhhittt …. Click here to see this little clip http://www.youtube.com/ – CyclingMikey’s Channel Sorry for the strong words here, but how the f@&k can you be this stupid. Nearly hurt herself and another fellow cyclist and just jumped off… Continue Reading →

Just an observation

This is by all means not a scientific study but just an observation by me. Over the last few weeks a I have been counting while cycling around town. 16 cyclist with bicycle helmet have jumped red light, totally blind… Continue Reading →

SillyCyclist XI + XII

Went out on a pootle today with my partner, while we were stopped at a red light we met SillyCyclist number XI. Just as we were setting off from the light she came up on my inside. There were not… Continue Reading →

SillyCyclist X

A couple of days ago, four of the six cyclist following me down Chiswick High Road was wearing helmets. And all four of them were jumping the red lights, hmmm. Please do remember wearing an helmet does not make your… Continue Reading →

SillyCyclist vs SillyCycleLanes

TfL have started to build, or rather paint, the new cycle super highways around London. The first pictures I have seen are, in one word, crap. Not thought-out or well-planned. Simply a dash of blue paint randomly added at a… Continue Reading →

SillyCyclist IX

Rule number one of cycling in London : never go on the inside of a bus or HGV. Stay behind and let it do what it gotta do, you will still get there before them, and most of all, you’ll… Continue Reading →

What a waste of a young life

A SCHOOLGIRL killed in an accident on her way home from school was riding a dangerous and unfit bicycle at the time, an inquest was told. Sadly this is a terrible way to remind you, but do check you and… Continue Reading →

LGV Cycle Safety – epetition response

Remember this epetition, ‘Cyclists THINK! Watch out for HGVs‘ (that I wrote about there, SillyCylist IV). I just got an email saying that the Prime Minister’s Office have now answered to it. The Government shares Ms Clegg’s concern about the… Continue Reading →

What are the odds ?

Humans really baffle me. If I were an betting man I wouldn’t put money on us lot passing our 30th year. And yet we quite often pass the average age of 70-odd years. The amount of stupid things I see… Continue Reading →

SillyCyclist VIII

I was coming down North End Road today, which can be quite busy when the market is on. And a young lady came and overtook me as I was coming to a halt behind gridlocked traffic. Without looking back she… Continue Reading →

SillyCyclist VII

I’m sure that you will come across this road sign on your daily commute. And I ask you, SillyCyclist, do you really know what it means? What it does mean … “Shared pedal cycle and pedestrian route. Cyclists give way… Continue Reading →

SillyCyclist VI

It’s coming to the time of year that there is a good chance that you will be commuting it the dark. So it will be a good idea to check up on your lights to see if the batteries are… Continue Reading →

SillyCyclist V

This one is just a general one simply because I see it every day. It is against the law to cycle on the pavement, that is the simple fact. So please don’t do it, here is some reasons why other… Continue Reading →

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