Thoughts From The Third World of Cycling

According to Wikipedia, ‘the term “Third World” arose during the Cold War to define countries that remained non-aligned or not moving at all with either capitalism and NATO (which along with its allies represented the First World) or communism and the Soviet Union (which along with its allies represented the Second World). This definition providedContinue reading “Thoughts From The Third World of Cycling”

The Last Bike I Shall Ever Own. Probably.

Here is a sign. A beautiful sign. But I wonder what treats lie inside? Yes, it’s Amsterdammers located under Brighton railway station! The magnetic pull of their range of second hand and new Dutch bikes proved irresistable. The shop is run by the very knowledgeable (and tall) Stefan Petursson who shares my bemusement at theContinue reading “The Last Bike I Shall Ever Own. Probably.”

Onwards and Upwards

Yet again, thanks for the support and goodwill. In particular Lazy Bicycle Blog, Manchester Cycling, Biking Brits, i b i k e l o n d o n and everyone else in the blogosphere, twitterverse and email..er…globe. A special thank you must go to Anthony Cartmell for setting up the website and continual assistance. UnfortunatelyContinue reading “Onwards and Upwards”

Embassy Latest 13.12.10

All those that have applied for accounts with the Cycling Embassy of Great Britain have had their status upgraded to allow you to comment and speak freely on the forum. Please let me know if this is not the case. Cycle Infrastructure to go up imminently. I am also about to contact Fietsberaad. I would likeContinue reading “Embassy Latest 13.12.10”

Weekly Round Up & Dutch Lunch

Well, things seem to be going slowly but tickety-boo at the Embassy. The response has been wonderful.  From an idea that started out last week, we are now at this stage: Website up and, now I’ve been told how to confirm peoples accounts (I thought I knew computers. I was wrong), all people that haveContinue reading “Weekly Round Up & Dutch Lunch”

Update

Firstly, yet again a very big thank you for all the messages, debate and this wonderful blog post from Mark at IBikeLondon. This is where we’re at so far as you deserve to be kept up to date; Website & Forum: Under construction and the domain will be http://www.cycling-embassy.org.uk . This is obviously taking timeContinue reading “Update”

Living the Dream

Firstly, I would like to thank all those who messaged me on this blog or emailed me privately expressing their support for the idea of an independent Cycling ‘Embassy’ for Great Britain. Whatever happens, it will be based upon the Cycling Embassy of Denmark as I believe we need the same model here in the UK. The ball has alreadyContinue reading “Living the Dream”

Resolution

  Firstly, apologies to Lo Fidelity readers about not posting as frequently as I should recently but my laptop broke and I pick it up from Mr Apple Repair Man tomorrow. In my last post I suggested that along with the DfT, the Department for Health should also be lobbied as encouraging cycling would beContinue reading “Resolution”