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

The joy of cycling part 2

I’ve blogged before about forgetting about all the trappings that we love to surround ourselves with and just getting out on the bike and riding for the sheer joy of it.  Today was one of those days.  I had planned a ride out on the road bike but, because of strong winds, decided on an … Continue reading The joy of cycling part 2

It wasn’t meant to be a duathlon

It is always an iconic stage when the Tour de France includes Mont Ventoux.  It’s a hard, no, a very hard stage.  On the 13th July 1967 it claimed the life of Tommy Simpson who died 1km from the finish with the official cause of death being stated as "heart failure caused by exhaustion”.  There … Continue reading It wasn’t meant to be a duathlon

Infographic: Cycling through red lights

Red light jumping can be dangerous and is illegal. But is it true that most red light violations are done by cyclists? Do we have a balanced media coverage on this matter? Well, get ready to change your perception with our infographics. GLUE team decided to visualise the findings based on reports by Cycling Info and Transport for … Continue reading Infographic: Cycling through red lights

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?

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

A Boris Bike Virgin No More

Ever since Boris announced the launch of London cycle hire scheme, I have been umming and ahhing about whether to join-up or not.  Well, I finally took the plunge and today was my first ride on one. I had expected the bike to weigh a ton and although it undoubtedly was heavy, I was rather surprised … Continue reading A Boris Bike Virgin No More