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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 →

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 →

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 The website is still a bit out of date, but you can send an email to hq@bikeweek.org.uk and… Continue reading →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 →

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 →

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 →

Quotes about cycling

It just hit me last night that we have all these great quotes about cycling and all of them are just spot on. These quotes comes from some of the most powerful and clever people who has walked on this… 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 →

YikeBike

I just fell over this the other day. It is not really a bicycle as cycle in the good old pedalling style, though it got two wheels. I really do like the look and design of this, thinking outside the… 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 →

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 →

Expotitions by BoyCycle

A friend of mine’s offspring, is taking on a four days ride in support of Epidermolysis Bullosa is a genetic condition and have set up a JustGiving site too. In two week’s time Zak (my 8 year old) and I… Continue reading →

Cycle Show 2010

From the 7th of October until the 12th of October is the time to look at some bicycle related p0rn at the Cycle Show @ Earls Court, London. The Cycle Show once again sets the scene for all cycling fans… Continue reading →

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