The People’s Transport

So Edmund King, President of the Automobile Association and keen cyclist, is heading an initiative to give away 5000 helmets along with Hi-Viz tabards in Central London today. The aim of ‘Cycle Safety Day’  is to hand out this safety gear to people using Boris Bikes (in case you’re wondering why they’re just focussing onContinue reading “The People’s Transport”

Make Hammond History

Transport Secretary, Philip Hammond MP announced big plans for transport infrastructure spending. Along with the eight schemes announced by the Chancellor last week, work will therefore begin on a total of 24 schemes as a result of the Department for Transport’s spending review settlement. The schemes given the green light today, subject to statutory processes,Continue reading “Make Hammond History”

Cycle Campaigning Simplified No 6 – The Highways Agency

Once upon a time Great Britain was a green and pleasant archipelago criss-crossed with a rich lattice work of highways and byways, footpaths and bridleways. However, successive car-centric policies over the decades in the name of progress has led not only to a massive expansion of highways, but the creation of environments extremely hostile toContinue reading “Cycle Campaigning Simplified No 6 – The Highways Agency”

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”

The Highway Code (Rules for Cyclists) – The Lo Fidelity Bicycle Club Version

Please find below the ‘Rules for Cyclists’ as outlined in The Highway Code adapted by me to give more accuracy (in my humble opinion). 59 Clothing. You should wear • a cycle helmet which conforms to current regulations, is the correct size and securely fastened. It won’t necessarily help, but will make motorists think theyContinue reading “The Highway Code (Rules for Cyclists) – The Lo Fidelity Bicycle Club Version”

I Have A Dream…

25 years ago, some friends and I, aged between 13 & 15 decided to go for a bike ride. We packed sandwiches and flasks of squash into bags and cycled from our home village of Elstead, Surrey to Bury Hill, West Sussex. We had intended to cycle further to Arundel or the sea but weContinue reading “I Have A Dream…”

Fascism, Cars & Cycling

Freewheeler has written a great blog post on Crap Walking & Cycling in Waltham Forest and linked to a post of mine at the precise moment I set up this more cycling specific blog. The article in which I referred to the Highways Departments of County Councils as ‘fascist wings’ was in this post here. IContinue reading “Fascism, Cars & Cycling”