Re-cycling difficulties in London

Reading time: 2 minutesSerco staff struggle to cope with the overflow bike parking near Waterloo Station by London’s South Bank. They were having to free up some docking stations so people could check their bikes in. The surplus bikes are then loaded on to a lorry and distributed to empty or depleted cycle hire locations around the capital. […]

On yer bike!

Reading time: 1 minuteYesterday I cycled to and from a client meeting twelve miles away. If I’ve understood correctly, this means I can claim £4.80 in business mileage against tax (i.e. 24 miles at 20 pence per mile). If I’d driven I would be able to claim £9.60 (i.e. 24 miles at 40 pence per mile). It got […]

See and Be Seen around HGVs

Reading time: 2 minutesThis via our discussion forum at work: June 26-27 Tuesday & Wednesday 7am – 7pm Your chance to see what the HGV driver sees, or doesn’t see. Turn up anytime Two large lorries will be set up all day Tuesday and Wednesday in Trafalgar Square. This is your chance to get up close and stay […]

Cyclists should be allowed to use the road

Reading time: 1 minuteI’ve just added my name to this petition: The new highway code requries cyclsits to use cycle facilities ‘wherever possible’. Many facilities are of poor standard, or just plain dangerous. cyclists should not be forced to use such facilities against their better judgment. In short, cyclists should be allowed to use the road. Deadline to […]

Cycling charter from the Evening Standard

Reading time: 2 minutesI saw that David Cameron fellow riding his bike to work down Constitution Hill this morning on my cycle commute to White City. He appeared to have a bit of an entourage and wasn’t wearing a cycle helmet. When I mentioned this to a friend at work he suggested he didn’t need a cycle helmet […]

What do I do to keep fit?

Reading time: 1 minuteNigel tagged me a wee while ago and I’ve finally had a moment to respond. Here are a few things I do to keep fit: Running – it’s my Dad’s fault, and it’s his Dad’s fault! There’s nothing quite like it for clearing my mind. The more undulating the better… the Yorkshire Dales and the […]

A case for more cycle lanes… if anyone can be bothered…

Reading time: 3 minutesOn Tuesday morning at precisely 8 o’clock I crashed in to the back of a moped on my bicycle. And it hurt. The moped had just overtaken me and then braked sharply in front of me to turn left at the junction of the Old Kent Road – in the direction of Elephant & Castle […]

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