Rickshaw moment

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Bedford Street, London While the blue luminescence gave the pavement a striking neon glow, a young lady contemplates life from a Covent Garden Rickshaw. The world passes by in a blur. Finishing late… Continue reading

Cycle art – a ‘proper’ bike lock

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Great piece of cycleart from Artcrank Boston via Union Jack creative. That’s a proper lock!

The Cardiff commuting – half – week

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The Hayes, Monday.  I’m currently working at the London Bike Show, so it’s an abbreviated commuting week; another blighted with unsettled weather and the occasional glimpse of sunny loveliness. Over here, I’m underground,… Continue reading

London bike show

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Tomorrow – subject to trains running on time, swimming across flooded fields, surfing tidal surges etc. –  I will mostly be at the London bike show. I’ll be stood on stand LB521 talking… Continue reading

The road to Roubaix

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The Road to Roubaix is paved with mud and grit and puddles and hail. There’s no escaping Belgian conditions, even if you’ve escaped Belgium. Wind whips around my chainrings. Hail leathers the peak… Continue reading

Celebration of the bicycle – cycle art

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Superb poster created by Joe Twelmyer for ‘A Celebration of the Bicycle’ hosted by Bikeworks of Sylvania, Ohio. You can see more of Joe’s work here. 

Cycling around the dock of the bay

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The sun finally came out. Fully. Extensively. Showering the soggy fields that surround the city and peppering the streets with champagne light. It felt like a rare treat. One hour of slowly meandering… Continue reading

The Cardiff commuting week

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The Hayes, Cardiff Another stormy week in the Welsh capital (barring the very occasional blast of welcome, glorious sunshine). #CDF_Cycle_Commute_Report on twitter. Strong Southerly winds and occasional sunbeams lend Monday a spring like air.… Continue reading

Speedier cyclists are better looking?

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Speedier cyclists are better looking. FACT (BBC article here). Darwinian processes have facilitated this and some very bright people in white coats have agreed on it as a plausible hypothesis and published it… Continue reading

Abandoned Part 26

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We’re in this together. You and I.  I won’t leave you now.  Not now.  Not now that the council have labelled you for removal.  After you’ve been picked like carrion and your owner’s… Continue reading