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Cycling-themed movie playlist

Here is an interesting playlist from Cycling UK.  As they say: Whether you’re self-isolating, in quarantine, social-distancing, or just looking for a movie-marathon, grab the popcorn and get comfy, there’s something here for everyone. Here is a link to their list: Get your cycling fix(ie) with our suggested playlist of cycling-themed films IMO, there are … Continue reading Cycling-themed movie playlist

A simple question

So, what do you think the courts would give you if you were guilty of causing death by dangerous driving?  Before you answer, consider what that means.  You have caused the death of another person because of the way they drove their car.  It was their fault that the other person is dead.  You killed … Continue reading A simple question

An unscientific experiment into the effects of the wind when cycling

Everyone who rides a bike will have battled against headwinds at one time or another.  I remember one occasion when cycling along the seafront on a particularly windy day, that it was so strong, I almost came to a standstill. It wasn’t quiet that bad when I was out a couple of weeks ago but … Continue reading An unscientific experiment into the effects of the wind when cycling

Cycle Lanes (Again)

I have blogged several times about my dislike of cycle lanes and how, in my opinion, they can be downright dangerous for me and other people (as well as children, animals being walked, etc) who (mis-)use them.  I am also fed-up with the abuse of motorists when I choose not use them, mainly because of … Continue reading Cycle Lanes (Again)

Cycle safety video

Each year 3,000 cyclists are killed or injured on UK roads, and approximately 1/5th of those are children. Osbornes Solicitors have created this video using statistics from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), which shows that there are 17,000 cyclist deaths or injuries in reported road accidents every year. Most of these … Continue reading Cycle safety video

Q. My Edge 205/305 unit will not power on after being removed from the charging source. How can I get it to turn on?

In the past I have been unable to turn on my Garmin Edge after  removing it from the charging source.  This is how I sorted it out For some reason, your device may have temporarily locked up.  In order to “wake it up”: Connect the unit to the available power source Press reset and mode for … Continue reading Q. My Edge 205/305 unit will not power on after being removed from the charging source. How can I get it to turn on?

Motorists –v- Cyclists. Is it sensationalism that will make matters worse?

The BBC are due to air a programme this Wednesday (6th December), called ‘War on Britain’s Roads’. The advance publicity on the BBC website says: Life on Britain’s roads can now be seen from a whole new perspective – thanks to the cycle helmet camera. As thirty-four million vehicles and thirteen million bikes all try … Continue reading Motorists –v- Cyclists. Is it sensationalism that will make matters worse?

Around the world in 80 days? Took this guy 92 by bike

This is absolutely amazing and a fantastic achievement   http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2012/jun/04/cyclist-wins-round-world-race?CMP=twt_gu Cyclist wins round-the-world race in record time Engineer Mike Hall becomes fastest person to circumnavigate the globe by bicycle, winning race in just 92 days A cyclist has triple cause for celebration after he won a round-the-world race on his birthday and broke the world … Continue reading Around the world in 80 days? Took this guy 92 by bike

Cycling worth £3bn a year to UK economy, says LSE study

Article found at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2011/aug/21/cycling-3bn-uk-economy-study Cycling generates nearly £3bn a year for the UK economy, according to a report from the London School of Economics. The figure includes £51m in revenue for British manufacturers from the 3.7m cycles sold in 2010 – a rise of 28% on 2009. The gross cycling contribution of £2.9bn for the economy … Continue reading Cycling worth £3bn a year to UK economy, says LSE study

How Cyclists Should Stretch

Maintain flexibility in muscles prone to tightening through a simple set of key stretching exercises for cyclists which should be practiced everyday for maximum benefit. All these stretching exercises for cyclists are best done after a ride when the body and muscles are still warm. They are performed as static stretches, a method created by … Continue reading How Cyclists Should Stretch

Cycling to work is one of the biggest causes of heart attacks

So here you have it, cycling kills.  A report from the Daily Mail about how cyclists risk life and limb at the wheels of other road users?  Well no, not quite.  But how cycling causes heart attacks.  Or does it? Well the article opens with a pretty convincing statement: As any city cyclist will know, … Continue reading Cycling to work is one of the biggest causes of heart attacks

Garmin-Cervelo prove 100% clean means 100% clean

It must  have been a bitter-sweet day today for Garmin-Cervelo. On the day that Cameron Meyer wins the Tour Down Under his team, Garmin-Cervlo, sack their directeur sportif, Matt White, after discovering that he referred Trent Lowe to the former US Postal team physician Dr. Luis Garcia del Moral at the Sports Institute of Valencia in … Continue reading Garmin-Cervelo prove 100% clean means 100% clean

Cycle events for 2011

So that’s the main events for this year sorted out, just need to find something for May and August: 26 March – Cambridge to Shoeburyness Starting in Cambridge, this 74 mile on road bike rides takes you through the beautiful Cambridgeshire countryside, through the villages of Great Shelford, the stunning Finchingfield and Rettendon. With various … Continue reading Cycle events for 2011

A blog worth reading

Here is a blog I can heartly recommend: The London Cyclist. Blogs he posted in April: TfL foolishly allowed me to test out the new London Cycle Hire Bike. I took a look at how its design makes it one of the most user friendly bikes around. Having changed my cycling technique completely after a … Continue reading A blog worth reading

Beginner technique: Five common cycling mistakes

(BikeRadar http://www.bikeradar.com/fitness/article/beginner-technique-five-common-cycling-mistakes-22915) If you want to be faster and more confident on your bike, it’s not just a matter of putting the miles in and getting fitter. You also need to think about good technique and preparation. Simple mistakes can cost you valuable time and effort on the road or the trails, but with a … Continue reading Beginner technique: Five common cycling mistakes

Cycle away from stress

By Matthew Barbour, Cycling Plus Whatever the reason for your cycling, one thing’s for sure – your two-wheel habit can be as good for your state of mind as it is for your body. “Cycling is one of the most effective treatments for stress and in many cases has been proven to be as effective … Continue reading Cycle away from stress

Inspired Urban Cycling

Not that I would recommend getting round town like this, but this guy does some incredible stuff. It’s a video of/by Inspired Bicycles – Danny MacAskill. Wonder how many broken bones he got learning this stuff.

Riding a bike is everything to a cyclist

“Riding a bike is everything to a cyclist. The friendship and camaraderie you have with other cyclists …to a cyclist, it was the be-all and end-all of your life.” Tommy Godwin, double bronze medal winner in the 1,000m time trial and the team pursuit in the 1948 Olympics in London

Cyclist in council pothole payout – About time Local Authroties were made to pay

Cyclist in council pothole payout A cyclist who suffered broken ribs and other injuries after riding over a pothole in Berkshire has been awarded £7,600 in compensation. Ian Davis, 49, was cycling along the B4000 between Lambourn and Newbury when he came off his bike in 2006. A county court ruled West Berkshire District Council … Continue reading Cyclist in council pothole payout – About time Local Authroties were made to pay

How to talk to non-cyclists

Rule 1: Understand their bizarre world view.. You need to understand that non-cyclists don’t realize that cycling is the most important thing any person can be doing at any given moment at any point in the universe. Non-cyclists’ eyes – and minds – are shuttered, leaving them to believe that things like friends, community, work, … Continue reading How to talk to non-cyclists