Why People in the UK Don’t Cycle No 6 – British Cycle Infrastructure

According to Wikipedia, ‘Surrealist works feature the element of surprise, unexpected juxtapositions and non sequitur…’ ‘As they [Surrealists] developed their philosophy, they believed that Surrealism would advocate the idea that ordinary and depictive expressions are vital and important, but that the sense of their arrangement must be open to the full range of imagination…’ AlthoughContinue reading “Why People in the UK Don’t Cycle No 6 – British Cycle Infrastructure”

Brighton Rock

A little while ago, I went for a lunchtime stroll with the always cheery and knowledgable Mark Strong (Professional transport Consultant who tweets at @ibikebrighton). My day job is just round the corner from a new cycle path being constructed in Brighton & Hove and, being unashamed cycle infrastructure nerds, we decided to check it out (I’m goingContinue reading “Brighton Rock”

Fragile Thoughts

For a while now I have been in a bit of a quandary as what to write about, not because I had run out of ideas but because at the precise moment I wanted to jot something down, someone else would write a jolly nice blog post or an incident would occur that made meContinue reading “Fragile Thoughts”

A Local Group for Local People

WARNING: THIS POST CONTAINS OPTIMISM On Wednesday night I attended a very productive Worthing Cycle Forum. It’s wonderful to see such cycling enthusiasm regardless of the loss of daylight hours and weather that has been inclement to say the least. What was also gratifying was the mix of people there; we had representatives from localContinue reading “A Local Group for Local People”

Nice Cycle Lane No 1

The Lo Fidelity Bicycle Club believes that it has become a bit maudlin as of  late. To brighten the mood a little, I strolled in to Worthing Town Centre last Saturday with The Wife and The Boy and I thought I’d take a few photos for you to show a traffic free shared use facility that works. This isContinue reading “Nice Cycle Lane No 1”

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?”

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”

Cycling – Pleasure or Pain?

I cycle to work. I cycle 12 miles to work to be precise. My route takes me from the seaside town of Worthing to metropolis of Brighton & Hove (a ‘Cycling Demonstration Town’ would you believe?) I cycle along the A259 coast road amongst the huge Lorries bound for Shoreham Port and the cars onContinue reading “Cycling – Pleasure or Pain?”

Crap Cycle Lane III

Yes, Crap Facilities Fans, welcome to the next instalment which is a real saucy seaside shocker!  You may have noticed a common theme running through the crapness you have seen so far here and here. Pavements are being converted bringing all the non-motorised forms of transport into direct conflict.  Yet nothing is done to theContinue reading “Crap Cycle Lane III”