Ionian Infrastructure and a Sussex Safari

Right! First things first. I shall be leading a seaside Infrastructure Safari from Worthing to Brighton on Saturday 18th August. We shall be meeting at Worthing Railway Station at 12.30pm to give everyone a fighting chance of making it down to the South Coast. The pace shall be leisurely with frequent stops to discuss, take photos andContinue reading “Ionian Infrastructure and a Sussex Safari”

Seaside Safaris with Transport Titilation

If you aren’t doing anything on Saturday 18th August, why not pop down to the South Coast of England as I’ve decided to lead a Seaside infrastructure Safari and you’re all welcome. Yes, even you. It will be a very leisurely run between Worthing and Brighton, stopping frequently for chats about infrastructure of different qualitiesContinue reading “Seaside Safaris with Transport Titilation”

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.”

Scenes From My Commute

I was cycling my merry way home this evening as I usually do along the seafront from Brighton to Worthing. The Sturmey Archer 3 speed was ticking away like a pacemaker made for Bez from Happy Mondays and the sea breeze was slowly caressing my slowly dwindling hair. Just outside Worthing on the edge of LancingContinue reading “Scenes From My Commute”

Why People In the UK Don’t Cycle No 5 – Bicycle Maintenance

Last Monday night I was sat on the floor in my Kitchen putting a new inner tube and front tyre on my Brompton. I set a new personal best by only swearing twice as I put all my ‘manly’ effort into levering the tyre over the rim – which felt like my attempt to push overContinue reading “Why People In the UK Don’t Cycle No 5 – Bicycle Maintenance”

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”

A Dutch Bike in Britain: A Square Peg in a Round Hole

It is now a year since I bought my Dutch Bike from the good folk of Amsterdammers in Brighton. Here are some thoughts. It has been used consistently throughout the year come rain, wind or shine on a 24 mile commute from Worthing to Brighton and back. When the trains have permitted, I have riddenContinue reading “A Dutch Bike in Britain: A Square Peg in a Round Hole”

Beside the Seaside, Beside the Sea

When most people think of Worthing, they probably think of the seaside, the elderly, bowls and the place where Oscar Wilde wrote ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’. I moved here in 2007 and since then I’ve changed jobs once, moved house twice, got married and now have a beautiful [if loud] baby boy, trained asContinue reading “Beside the Seaside, Beside the Sea”

Local News

Well, I’ve started to put together the PowerPoint presentation for next Tuesdays Street Talk. If you’re in London, please pop along to see me discuss such items as Bull Taming, the British Class System and the Ford Capri. I shall also, as a finale,  be taking you on a pictoral trip from my house to theContinue reading “Local News”

My Dutch Bike – The Test of Time

It’s now been about two months since the Batavus Old Dutch entered my life. It has therefore been through pretty much everything a British winter can chuck at it as well as the salty sea air of the south coast. It would be fair to say that my cycling life has been transformed as thisContinue reading “My Dutch Bike – The Test of Time”