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”

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”

Somewhere, Beyond The Screen…

According to Wikipedia… ‘Hazards are sometimes classified into three modes:[1] Dormant – The situation has the potential to be hazardous, but no people, property, or environment is currently affected by this. For instance, a hillside may be unstable, with the potential for a landslide, but there is nothing below or on the hillside that couldContinue reading “Somewhere, Beyond The Screen…”

The Most Green/Greening/Greenery Government Ever?

These are fascinating times we are living in if you’re into Greening issues. I think the Government actually meant to say it is ‘the most Greening ever’ as, in a sense it has delivered 100% more Greening than the previous administration. However, Wikipedia defines ‘Greening’ thus; ‘Greening is the process of transforming artifacts such as aContinue reading “The Most Green/Greening/Greenery Government Ever?”

Words and Pictures

Last Wednesday, I caught the train up to London for the Annual Parliamentary Bike Ride which is the promotional prelude to Bike Week. As I was taking my Dutch Bike along, I had to catch the first train out of Worthing to beat Southern Rail’s [non-folding] bike ban which operates between 7-10am. I then cycled alongContinue reading “Words and Pictures”

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”

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”

Living the Dream

Firstly, I would like to thank all those who messaged me on this blog or emailed me privately expressing their support for the idea of an independent Cycling ‘Embassy’ for Great Britain. Whatever happens, it will be based upon the Cycling Embassy of Denmark as I believe we need the same model here in the UK. The ball has alreadyContinue reading “Living the Dream”

Resolution

  Firstly, apologies to Lo Fidelity readers about not posting as frequently as I should recently but my laptop broke and I pick it up from Mr Apple Repair Man tomorrow. In my last post I suggested that along with the DfT, the Department for Health should also be lobbied as encouraging cycling would beContinue reading “Resolution”

The Sound of Silence

  Being an only child, I was fairly used to quiet and solitude; the purr of a chain combined with birdsong whilst cycling along local bridleways or the wind through the trees where I used to occasionally sit and read anything by Enid Blyton or Roald Dahl. Now I’m older I seem to get increasinglyContinue reading “The Sound of Silence”