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I’ve moved my bicycle campaigning articles to a dedicated website. To find this article, please go here: pedaller.org.uk (Would it really kill you to…)

Motorists’ Champion to look out for cyclists and walkers?

I’ve moved my bicycle campaigning articles to a dedicated website. To find this article, please go here: Pedaller.org.uk (Motorists’ Champion to look out for cyclists and walkers?)

Cycling through daylight’s darkness in Bath’s Two Tunnels

Two Tunnels Before and AfterOn the first real almost-spring-like day this year, Tolii, Tosha and I (Katya was ill) headed up to Bath to cycle in the darkness of the Two Tunnels.

Thankfully, there were plenty of things going on in the daylight too: a fun festival with burger stand and beer tent.

For the past few years, Sustrans (a registered charity) has been converting a disused railway line into a shared path that people walking and cycling can enjoy on their way to work or when out for a bit of leisure.

I wrote a story about it over on The Joy of Cycling where I also embedded the video that I made.

What isn’t written there though is how my kids and I got separated just at the exit of the shorter of the two tunnels! You’ll see them riding ahead of me, then they » Continue reading Cycling through daylight’s darkness in Bath’s Two Tunnels »

UK Cycle Paths and the Law

I was intrigued by this statement on Vole O’Speed blog article ‘”Understanding Walking and Cycling”, “deja vue”, and the history of Camden’s cycle tracks’…(my emphasis added):

The problem seems to be that there is actually, in UK law, no real concept of a cycle track on the road, Dutch-style. Cycle paths are conceived of as […]

The bicycle is a wonderfully accessible tool for transport

My transcript of Chris Boardman, Olympic Cycling Gold Medallist 1992 on BBC Newsnight 2nd August 2012 @ 10:53pm

Interviewer refers to cycling being very close to the British character and we see it in ourselves.

I think it [using a bicycle] is just a wonderfully accessible tool for transport, isn’t it? It’s something you […]