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!’”

Bicycle Film Scenes 2 – The Sixth Sense

Alternate scene from ‘The Sixth Sense’ by M Night Shyamalan COLE I want to tell you my secret now. Malcolm blinks very slowly. MALCOLM Okay. Cole takes an eternal pause.  A silent tension engulfs them both. COLE …I see people. MALCOLM just gazes quietly. COLE I see people on bicycles…  Some of them scare me. Beat.Continue reading “Bicycle Film Scenes 2 – The Sixth Sense”

A Caring, Sharing Britain

We Britons love the idea of sharing space. Well, other people’s space. We love to come up with holistic transport solutions through these shared spaces, sometimes incorporating an architects sketched vision of roads reduced to near emptiness, an extra tree or two and everyone walking and driving with a sense of equality and good cheer toward theirContinue reading “A Caring, Sharing Britain”

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”

An Embassy in the Netherlands and an Embassy of the Netherlands

Last Friday I returned from the Cycling Embassy Study Tour to Assen and Groningen in the Netherlands, led by David Hembrow. I am quite deliberately leaving it a while before I even attempt to blog more thoroughly about it as I want to allow some time for it all to sink in. It really wasContinue reading “An Embassy in the Netherlands and an Embassy of the Netherlands”