March 23, 2017

In 2008 Boris Johnson got off to a bad start on cycling. He reduced London's congestion charge zone and focused on increased traffic flow. Despite this poor start by the end of his second term things were looking quite different. Andrew Gilligan’s influence was in full...

When you have three young children and use a bike instead of a car to get around, you get used to hearing a lot of myths.

  • You must have lots of spare time (nope)

  • You must be really fit (nope)

  • You must get very sweaty (nope, just take it slow and/or look...

I’ll be honest, I still don’t consider commuter cycling to be proper cycling.

As someone, who began racing aged 12, I guess I’ve still got to shake off my hang-ups about commuter cyclists: they’re not proper cyclists, they don’t know how to ride and so on. Too many fixe...

March 10, 2017

(With thanks to Mark Wagenbuur @BicycleDutch, for this image) 

Well that was fun. The first part of the ride, along empty roads with distant views of hills and sea, gave that useful real time to dwell on the topics for the meeting ahead. Even that rainstorm on entering...

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