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.