London to Glasgow

Well, doesn’t time fly when you’re having fun?! I know it’s a month since my last confession to you, dear reader, but every time I sit down to compose a blog post of great intellect, mirth and wit about bicycles or a bicycle related subject, something momentous happens in the World of cycle campaigning. AsContinue reading “London to Glasgow”

Communication

It appears that a Devonian villager has decided to get straight to the nub of the Road Safety issue with some paint and a wall of his house. This from the BBC Website….. “Large 30mph speed sign painted on house in Bow, Devon A man has painted a 30mph sign the height of a double deckerContinue reading “Communication”

Misinterpreting Interpretations

Now that the internet has uncovered the realities of cycling in Denmark and The Netherlands and people in Britain have started to discuss what it means to ‘Copenhagenize‘ and ‘Amsterdamize‘ and realised that the cycling infrastructure design and implementation in Britain lags a bit behind the Falkland Islands and London Cycling Campaign members voted to ‘Go Dutch‘ and Norman BakerContinue reading “Misinterpreting Interpretations”

Step Into The Unknown

My Wife and I are still fortunate enough to be invited to parties that don’t involve Jelly, cakes with pictures of Postman Pat and tantrums if the participants get tired (but enough about me! ha, ha, ha, ha, ha etc). Although it’s always nice mixing in adult company, inevitably conversations at such affairs will turn to childrenContinue reading “Step Into The Unknown”

Etape du Crap

My last post plundered some of the wonderful images sent in to the Warrington Cycle Campaign for their ‘Facility of the Month’ pages (and to reiterate, buy the book and send it to your local Highways Authority. Proceeds to CTC’s Cyclists Defence Fund). In September 2001, this wonderful Turning Circle/Bicycle Layby/No, I actually have no idea whatContinue reading “Etape du Crap”

Go for Launch

Well! Apologies to Lo Fidelity Readers for the gaps between postings but in the end family matters and Chairing the Embassy took precedence. I realised that I wouldn’t be able to keep the usual stunningly high standards that you’ve come to know and love on this blog. On Saturday September 3rd the Official Launch of theContinue reading “Go for Launch”

If TfL’s Feats Create Unpleasant Streets, Then That’s More Lame.

From London Se1 ‘Mayor of London Boris Johnson has ruled out making the current temporary 20 mph speed limit on Blackfriars Bridge a permanent measure despite a vigorous campaign by cyclists. Mr Johnson was questioned at City Hall on Wednesday by Green Party London Assembly member Jenny Jones who put to the Mayor the findingsContinue reading “If TfL’s Feats Create Unpleasant Streets, Then That’s More Lame.”

The Metropolitan Police: Then and Now

This from road.cc ‘….take a look at this video and read the account on our forum posted by the road.cc regular who was the victim of the assault, about both incident and the police’s attempt to bring the attacker to book. Although the registered keeper of the car was easily traceable it seems that onContinue reading “The Metropolitan Police: Then and Now”

Beside the Seaside, Beside the Sea

When most people think of Worthing, they probably think of the seaside, the elderly, bowls and the place where Oscar Wilde wrote ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’. I moved here in 2007 and since then I’ve changed jobs once, moved house twice, got married and now have a beautiful [if loud] baby boy, trained asContinue reading “Beside the Seaside, Beside the Sea”