So What Do We Do Now?

A wonderfully apt sign in Blackheath, Surrey WARNING: CONTAINS STRANGE SEXY TALK (Strange in that it came from an Englishman) Had the Lo Fidelity Bicycle Club started 25 years ago, it would have been quite a quiet, pleasing and delightfully tatty newsletter with articles about such exotic things as that new Mountain Bike fad orContinue reading “So What Do We Do Now?”

Who Do You Think You Are Kidding Mr Hammond?

As the chilly Autumnal mists clear, the World of British cycle campaigning finds that not only have the goalposts been moved, but the playing field has been sold off as well. Road.cc report can be found here Yesterday I posted the initial DfT Press Release regarding the Spending Review. However, further detail seemed to emerge in the form ofContinue reading “Who Do You Think You Are Kidding Mr Hammond?”

Stay on Target

    EDITED – THANKS MR BLOGS 🙂 In previous posts I put across an argument that the demise of Cycling England could be a good thing.  It could mean the reintegration of cycling within the Department for Transport, making it publically accountable and receiving a deserving share of the transport budget. Like the HighwaysContinue reading “Stay on Target”

Did Philip Hammond MP Watch Too Much Thunderbirds As A Child?

  Philip Hammond MP, Secretary of State for ‘Transport’, gave a speech this morning to the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham. In it he outlines very big plans. Very big plans indeed. I used to love Thunderbirds when I was a child and I’m now positive Philip Hammond did too as it‘s the only way to explain his childishContinue reading “Did Philip Hammond MP Watch Too Much Thunderbirds As A Child?”

So Long, And Thanks For All The Pish

  Last Friday, road.cc reported that Cycling England now looks certain to be abolished as part of a Government cull on quangos (or ‘quasi autonomous non-governmental organisations’ to give them their full snappy title). Christian Wolmar, writer, broadcaster and member of the board of Cycling England anticipated this by writing a very strong open letterContinue reading “So Long, And Thanks For All The Pish”