The Bristol Broadcast

A couple of weeks ago I was invited to speak on behalf of the Cycling Embassy of Great Britain at a Scrutiny Committee held by Bristol City Council. Sustrans were also there along with Dr Adrian Davis (Chair), Dr Fiona Spotswood of UWE & Ed Plowden of Bristol City Council. I was speaking immediately after Dr DaveContinue reading “The Bristol Broadcast”

Well, Fancy That! No 3: Riding a Bicycle Doesn’t Always Have to be ‘FUN!’

Here’s a challenge for you – go to any shop selling newspapers and magazines and try to find anything of substance regarding bicycles as transport. Sure, you’ll find lots on the subject of cycle sport from time trialling to triathlon to mountain biking to leisure riding but nothing on just riding to the shops. That’sContinue reading “Well, Fancy That! No 3: Riding a Bicycle Doesn’t Always Have to be ‘FUN!’”

Well, Fancy That! No 2: Children will be Children

Just before I set off for David Hembrow’s Study Tour in The Netherlands late last year, people jokingly said to me, ‘don’t forget to put aero bars on your Dutch Bike’. I thought these were quasi-hilarious jibes about the aerodynamic qualities of my Dutch Bike or lack thereof. It wasn’t until I was enjoying aContinue reading “Well, Fancy That! No 2: Children will be Children”

Well, Fancy That! No 1: Nice Things Cost Money

It is a wonderful time for sports cycling in Great Britain; Bradley Wiggins has become the first British cyclist to win the Tour de France with Chris Froome enjoying an equally unprecedented second place. The hard-working men and women of Team GB are no strangers to success in Olympic events and so it has provedContinue reading “Well, Fancy That! No 1: Nice Things Cost Money”

Ionian Infrastructure and a Sussex Safari

Right! First things first. I shall be leading a seaside Infrastructure Safari from Worthing to Brighton on Saturday 18th August. We shall be meeting at Worthing Railway Station at 12.30pm to give everyone a fighting chance of making it down to the South Coast. The pace shall be leisurely with frequent stops to discuss, take photos andContinue reading “Ionian Infrastructure and a Sussex Safari”

Seaside Safaris with Transport Titilation

If you aren’t doing anything on Saturday 18th August, why not pop down to the South Coast of England as I’ve decided to lead a Seaside infrastructure Safari and you’re all welcome. Yes, even you. It will be a very leisurely run between Worthing and Brighton, stopping frequently for chats about infrastructure of different qualitiesContinue reading “Seaside Safaris with Transport Titilation”

Old Shoreham Road

Well, the construction work has finally come to a close on Old Shoreham Road. Firstly, to remind you of the scheme, here are the consultation plans for the eastern end (BHASVIC means Brighton & Hove Sixth Form College) ..and the western end …and the two posts I wrote during the construction period are here andContinue reading “Old Shoreham Road”

Localism for Dummies

Last Tuesday morning, I put on my Cycling Embassy of Great Britain approved attire (just a regular suit for a regular activity) and attended the Annual All-Party Parliamentary Bike Ride, which is now in its twelfth year and is a prelude to Bike Week. Despite the wretched weather, there was a respectable turn out ofContinue reading “Localism for Dummies”

West Sussex County Council Gets It Kind of Right. Accidentally.

A little while ago, I wrote this post on the National Cycle Network Route 2 between Worthing & Brighton. More specifically, this point where the approach to a junction opens out to 3 lanes heading westbound into Worthing on a 30mph road, perfect for putting your foot down, sticking your finger up to ‘the man’ (or ‘society’ as IContinue reading “West Sussex County Council Gets It Kind of Right. Accidentally.”