Bicycle Repair Man

As it’s Friday, here is a wonderful gem from Monty Pythons Flying Circus about Mr F G Superman and his secret identity. I sometimes wish he were real. Incidentally the star of this sketch, the ever wonderful Michael Palin, is President of the Campaign for Better Transport

Cyclists Special

I know that this has featured elsewhere but it’s a wonderful film from a more civilised age. On May 8th 1955, British Transport Films recorded an excursion organised by CTC. Please note the integration of bicycle and train network. To be fair, since the Royal Mail stopped using the rail network, the guards van was alwaysContinue reading “Cyclists Special”

iPhone Apps for Cyclists

I’m currently road testing a new iPhone app for the CTC. I shall say no more as I have no desire to steal the thunder of CTC but my initial response is that it’s ‘utterly amazing’ although this may level out at ‘quite fantastic’.  If they progress with it and you own an iPhone thenContinue reading “iPhone Apps for Cyclists”

Fascism, Cars & Cycling

Freewheeler has written a great blog post on Crap Walking & Cycling in Waltham Forest and linked to a post of mine at the precise moment I set up this more cycling specific blog. The article in which I referred to the Highways Departments of County Councils as ‘fascist wings’ was in this post here. IContinue reading “Fascism, Cars & Cycling”

London Cycle Superhighways

Two of the London Cycle Superhighways opened at the beginning of the week to a guarded response. Obviously a scheme like this (which cost £23million in total) is going to invoke a broad spectrum of emotions. For the purposes of this blog post, any reference to these new routes will focus on CS7 which runsContinue reading “London Cycle Superhighways”

Happy Thoughts

Last week I gave my humble opinion on a 19 page report issued by the Drivers Alliance which was focused solely on the removal Speed Cameras but offering nothing proactive in their place in terms of road safety. From the responses I received, I can deduce the following: There is a well honed response unit ofContinue reading “Happy Thoughts”

Consultation

The barriers have gone up along a section of Worthing seafront. Splash Point is being redeveloped to a design by Craft:Pegg Landscape Architects. It could have been a bone of contention for cyclists and pedestrians as it links the point where the Brighton – Worthing stretch of National Cycle Route 2 meets the promenade whereContinue reading “Consultation”

Speed Cameras

A new report from the TaxPayers’ Alliance (TPA) and the Drivers’ Alliance (DA), or as I like to call them, the Jeremy Clarkson Reliance Alliance (JCRA) collates for the first time the full figure for fines raised through speed cameras in 2008-09. According to their press release, ‘The report features full data for local SafetyContinue reading “Speed Cameras”