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.”

Go West, Look East

This weekend marks the AGM of the Cycling Embassy of Great Britain and will be held in Bath & Bristol (details here). Since the Embassy started last year, I’ve had the pleasure and privilege to be shown around infrastructure ranging from the sublime to the ridiculous via the Scottish (which at times also veered toward theContinue reading “Go West, Look East”

Local News

From Worthing Herald (10 April 2012) ‘DESPITE a no parking sign and a small picket fence, gardeners are still having their hard work ruined by cars. The New Growth Garden Team is a voluntary group working under the Worthing charity – Storm, and it has recently started work on a small garden in Union Place.Continue reading “Local News”

The Winds of Change

I was cycling to work this morning through very thick sea mist. The ‘March winds’ have not really materialised here on the South Coast. The winds of change are definitely picking up however. At the beginning of March, I went to Portcullis House to represent the Cycling Embassy of Great Britain at the Labour CyclingContinue reading “The Winds of Change”

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”

All the Fun of the Fair

Apologies that it’s been a while since I last posted but things have been very, very busy at Lo Fidelity Towers. The Boy has teeth pushing through with a vengeance which is bad enough for the poor little mite but they’re also deciding to make their push every morning between 2.30 and 4.30am. As a result, I look asContinue reading “All the Fun of the Fair”

Crap Cycle Lane VI

…it even has shade.   Welcome crap fans and what have we here? Is this the portal to another sublime cycling dimension? A Velocipede Valhalla, if you will. ..the idea being that the Patient Transport vehicle knocks you over and then takes you and your bicycle to hospital. Which is nice.   Don’t be stupid!Continue reading “Crap Cycle Lane VI”

Crap Cycle Lane V

On 15 November 2010, BBC News published the following.. A railway station in West Sussex is to benefit from improved transport links as part of a £5m scheme. The work at Southwick railway station, which starts on Monday and is expected to last 11 weeks, will see improved access for pedestrians and cyclists. Other improvementsContinue reading “Crap Cycle Lane V”

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”

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”