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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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

In defence of cycle couriers

I once heard someone on TV say that her greatest fear was “being hit by a cycle courier”. I wish I could have told her that a cycle courier’s greatest fear is actually pretty similar. We all dread that moment… 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 The website is still a bit out of date, but you can send an email to hq@bikeweek.org.uk and… Continue reading →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 →

My reply to the age old debate on a car forum

For the record, I’m a regular cyclist, I cycle most days in and around London doing journeys between 2 and 30 miles. Some days I will go out for rides upto 150 miles. I do stop at reds, I use… 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 →

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 →

City and urban planner, meet the bicycle

We have just got home from two months in Australia and New Zealand where we cycled a great deal. It made it clear to me that you (city or urban planner) have never meet the bicycle, so let me introduce… Continue reading →

School pupils given free bikes to ride to classes

Now this is a splendid idea and a very good move by the headteacher Mark Ranford at Berry Hill High School, I tip my hat. Almost 60 new pupils at a secondary school have been given free bikes so they… Continue reading →

The highway code

The highway code does also apply to you as a cyclist, after all your are a road user on a vehicle. So do spend some time and have a good old read of the highway code. It will open your… Continue reading →

A good idea, there Bryony.

I’m not going to gloat but I did think about this a few years back, but Bryony was first to put it on paper so to speak. Make full Bikeability cycle training compulsory before anyone can pass their driving test…. Continue reading →

Velo-City and Streetfilms

I totally forgot and missed out on something great. As you can see on this StreetFilms film from Velo-City 2010 in Copenhagen, see below. This film is Copenhagen seen through North American eyes, as they say it took a long… Continue reading →

Sleeping police men

Is it just me that is annoyed by the the so called sleeping police men, that are scattered all around our fine city to calm down the traffic. 1/ They do invite you as a cyclist to move into the… Continue reading →

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