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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

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 →

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 →


Now this is a funky little idea. Great for horsing (sorry) around town. Now we just need to make it light up at night. And what about unicorn or a racing raging bull or even a pack of dogs pulling… 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 →

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 →

Bike Doctor App

Just as I stopped using my iPhone look at the new application that came out, Bike Doctor App. I wonder if they are going to make an app for the phone I’m using now. Never again get caught out whilst… Continue Reading →

Plea to parent part II

Today a trainee at one of the schools I’m working at at the moment came up and said that she’d got a new bicycle over the weekend. Lucky girl, I said. Let’s go down and check it out before we… Continue Reading →

The Firefly bicycle light

I’m all for the idea of making us cyclist more safe on the roads. But this one is only a gimmick. The Firefly bicycle light uses a passive Infrared sensor to detect vehicles approaching from behind – the closer they… Continue Reading →

The birth of the bike

Over on British Pathe they have a film from 1937 called the The birth of the bike. M/S of a lady on an old-fashioned ‘hobby horse’ bicycle, she is wearing a long dress and bonnet. C/U of the bottom of… Continue Reading →

Cycling in the snow

I have done my fair share of cycling in the snow and snow storms where I couldn’t see further than 50 metres ahead. Quite often I had to stop to remove the snow out of the wheels and away from… Continue Reading →

Pump your lights

Yeah I know you might think I have lost it here, but now I do mean pump your light. As in charge your lights while pumping. Now what a great idea have a light that you charge while pumping or… 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 →

The Plug

The Plug from Tout Terrain is probably the simplest, cleanest and neatest looking gizmo that I have seen. When it comes to things that you can plug to your dyno hub and charge other things with. Because it is integrated… Continue Reading →


The E-WERK from Busch & Müller KG can only be the bee’s knees, if it as good as their lights. For all those who do not want to go cycling without their mobile phones, GPS, MP3 players and other electronic… Continue Reading →

Volvo safty car

I’m a bit split with the idea of a car that helps you to drive safely. The reason is that if the car user thinks, well the car is doing the driving I can then do something else. There is… Continue Reading →

BioLogic ReeCharge from Dahon

In my search for finding a way to charge my power hungry iPhone while out and about. I found this, the BioLogic ReeCharge from Dahon. Now that is a cool little thing there is not much information about how many… Continue Reading →

Prince Philip Designers Prize 2009

We all have know that the bicycle is probably the best invention since the wheel. Just the simple joy of riding it and all the different ways you can use it. In the year that the “Prince Philip Designers Prize”… 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 →

Gyrowheel Gyroscopic Bicycle Wheel

So this a new take on the dear old training wheels, which are a pain to work with *), this is called Gyrowheel Gyroscopic Bicycle Wheel. I will let the video below explain how it work as it would be… Continue Reading →

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