James Bowthorpe has, I see, beaten Mark Beaumont’s record. He arrived home in Balham yesterday after 175 days cycling 18,000 miles. I should really add him to my list of great cycling adventurers. He has a website of course and due respect to him for having completed the mammoth task.
Meanwhile the Sunday Times also reports that “ministers are considering a far-reaching change in the law in a bid to promote greener transport”: making motorists legally responsible for accidents involving cyclists and pedestrians. Good! James Martin, dick head, probably doesn’t agree.
Credit where credit is due: The Sunday Times do give good coverage of all things cycling. They have a regular section in the “In Gear” section and the travel section often have cycling-related articles. Today is no exception “…And not a car in sight”, page 18.
It may be flatter in The Netherlands but can that really explain why women set off on their bicycles 25-times more often than here in the UK? It seems unlikely. Cycling UK's Women's Festival of Cycling takes place from 11th-31st July. Its aim is to encourage more women to cycle and The Cycling Europe Podcast […]
This episode of the podcast is going to be slightly different. Rather than talking to a current cyclist, I’m going to be investigating the life of a cyclist from the past. You’ve probably never heard his name before and you’re even less likely to have heard his story. He was a German-born American called Maximilian […]
When I started writing my first book – Crossing Europe on a Bike Called Reggie – I never imagined that it would one day help encourage a man who I’d never met to chuck in his long-term job and start cycling around the World. But apparently it did. That man is Ian Finlay and in […]