From Little Acorns……Or £80.56.

And so it came to pass that on the 29th January 2011, at Look Mum No Hands on Old Street, London EC1, a new campaign movement was started. A small area of the cafe had been set aside as I anticipated about 20, which would be exceptional for any cycle campaign. However, this is notContinue reading “From Little Acorns……Or £80.56.”

The Cycling Embassy of Great Britain

As my trusty Batavus Old Dutch and I were slowly grinding it out along the seafront against a biting, bitter 15mph easterly (something else we have in common – we both hate headwinds!) I was doing some more thinking. The Governments approach to transport is like trying to cram lots of round pegs though a square hole. Instead of consideringContinue reading “The Cycling Embassy of Great Britain”

Kinky Pickles

Mark Ames of ibikelondon was interviewed on The Bike Show last night on Resonance FM. You can see the preamble and listen to it here (well worth it too). Highlights for the Lo Fidelity Bicycle Club include the moment where Mark cites the Lo Fidelity Bicycle Club as a favourite blog with ‘Jim from Worthing’Continue reading “Kinky Pickles”

The Local Transport White Paper – Soft and Very, Very Long

So the Department for Transport has released a Local Transport White Paper entitled ‘Creating Growth, Cutting Carbon – Making Sustainable Local Transport Happen’ This 99 page document mentions the word ‘cycling’ a stonking 88 times. It’s filled with nice stuff. Here is the Introduction; ‘Two-thirds of all journeys are under five miles – many ofContinue reading “The Local Transport White Paper – Soft and Very, Very Long”

London Calling

Today’s post has a bit of London-centric feel to it (if you hadn’t already guessed by the title and picture with rib-tickling caption). This feels a bit strange as I’m typing this in my home in Worthing to the melodic sound of nesting seagulls and an 8 month old boy who has reached the stage ofContinue reading “London Calling”

Taking Stupidity to Extremes

War on the Motorist! According to Wikipedia, War is a phenomenon of organized violent conflict,[1][2] typified by extreme aggression, societal disruption and adaptation, and high mortality.[1] There is some debate about other characteristics, but in general there is agreement that war involves at least two organized groups, is a premeditated activity at least on theContinue reading “Taking Stupidity to Extremes”

Riding a First World Bike through the Third World [of Cycling]

As you are probably aware, I recently decided to put my money where my mouth is and purchased a Dutch bike (Batavus Old Dutch) for my daily commute between Worthing & Brighton. Here are some initial thoughts from my notepad into riding a utility bike for utility purposes; One of the first things a BritonContinue reading “Riding a First World Bike through the Third World [of Cycling]”

The Anti-Cycle Campaigning Cycling Campaign

Believe it or not, there is no link between this and riding your bike to the library Firstly, I hope that all Lo Fidelity Readers had a delightful Christmas and New Year. My first one as a parent involved a lot of personal admin, particularly at the nappy changing mat so apologies that this is my first post inContinue reading “The Anti-Cycle Campaigning Cycling Campaign”