…even for those who don’t do it! What better message for everyone as I continue my preparations. Picture courtesy of Massimo Mazzone in Italy who I will be meeting up with south of Rome. (Nice example of an object pronoun in French as well :) )
When I first posted this picture, the title was “Bad cycle storage design” but actually there is nothing wrong with the design. There is everything wrong with the placement of the bike sheds; at the back of a brand new prestigious development in Reading town centre (soon to be the new headquarters of Yell), between the railway line and the building itself. OK, there is a CCTV camera on the post but why don’t developers and architects see having such facilities as something to be proud of and put them at the front of the building where security is so much better….
There is a site, run by CTC where you can report your pothole. I’ve just done it and my pothole is officially number 27775. Go to www.fillthathole.org.uk to see it in all its glory. This is becoming an obsession.
This is a pothole. But not just any pothole. It is the pothole that my bike has fallen into twice this week. I say “fallen into” in the loosest sense of the word – the hole is probably 4ocms long but when you are cycling in the dark, it is difficult to spot until, with a thud of the metal rim of my front wheel against the tarmac edge of the hole, its presence it made more than abundantly clear. I took this picture earlier this evening; the passing motorists probably thought I was bonkers. Perhaps I am.
This list of cycling blogs was in last Saturday’s Guardian Guide. As you can see, I didn’t make it to the final list of six blogs. Perhaps I was at number 7…
Sartorial elegance and bicycle advocacy in a single package on the streets of Copenhagen.
The harsh reality of British cycle lanes and the simple joys of pedalling the Peak District.
Advancements in cycling technology, from pollution data-collecting wheels to baskets for chickens.
How to commute faster, the finest waterproofs and 10 DIY bike projects that anyone can do.
Together, two wheels, a frame and a chain can become anything – including, in China, a useful weapon against violent criminals.
On all things cycling including Sheffield’s pedal powered paramedics.
I just signed a pledge at this website to always stop at red lights when cycling. Why not do it yourself? You can see a full list of all the previous pledgers by visiting their website.
Travel disruptions mean cycling, with a few adjustments, may be the best bet for getting to work vaguely on time.
Snow, for many, is already here. And after I’m done writing this, I’m going to put the knobbliest tyres I have on my bike for this morning’s commute.
I’ve got used to riding with a big crowd of cyclists on my way to and from work, but I suspect that as it has snowed overnight in London, the rank and file of two-wheeled commuters will be thinned out substantially.
But really, there’s no need to leave the bike at home, just because of a bit of the white stuff. In fact, with bus, train and London underground services reduced by the inclement weather, cycling might be about the best bet for getting to work vaguely on time. Read more
Amazing! This guy has apparently been approached to appear in a Hollywood film.