Category Archives: Commuting

Undermining #cyclesafe by running red lights

“Recently I approached a notoriously dangerous junction with the lights on red and a police car at the front of the queue. I knew that in half a second the lights would switch, that the other lanes were already at … Continue reading

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The only critical mass that matters

It’s Team Green Britain Bike Week, another of those pointless ghettoising weeks that litter the calendar, like National Doughnut Week. One week of the year when a PR company tries to place cycling stories so that everyone can forget about them … Continue reading

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The myth of the green cyclist

There are many stereotypes which come up time and again when cycling is discussed: red-light jumpers, lycra louts, mid-life crisis on carbon and – the one I hate the most – the environmentally-aware commuter. It comes up, alongside the others, … Continue reading

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Bike channels: a solution to the problem of getting bicycles up stairs

Out for a Sunday constitutional walk to Richmond, I spotted strange looking metal channels running up the sides of the various flights of stairs around Barnes Railway Bridge Initially I was a little baffled as to what they were for, … Continue reading

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Lacoste commuter bike

Spotted this on Cyclefilm’s twitpic yesterday from the annual bike trade uberfest that is Eurobike. I love Lacoste. Currently on my most wanted list is their 60th anniversary Snoopy limited edition at Dover Street Market (more details pics on Fashionism). … Continue reading

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Winter cycling essentials for commuting

With the cold arriving in London, it looks like autumn has lasted all of a couple of days. London Cyclist Blog has got their winter motivating in motion, so I thought it my civic duty to do likewise. Mudguards Wet … Continue reading

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Transportation bikes, less a style more an ethos

Reflecting back on Cycle, the London bike show at Earls Court, I was reading Carlton Reid’s thoughts over on quickrelease.tv and I think he’s right about how the industry is missing a coming trend: “Don’t get me wrong, aspirational bikes … Continue reading

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E’gads it’s a real peasouper

Winter has finally arrived rolling across London with thick morning fog the last couple of days. It’s even forced the thick Altura winter jacket out of the closet, although it’s gone back in now that I’ve remembered just how much … Continue reading

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Navigating Oxford Street

Well, I’ve moved offices which means I’m having to work on a new route in. Instead of the flat side of High Street Kensington and through Hyde Park I’m now north of the park and go up Holland Park Drive … Continue reading

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It doesn’t happen every day

It should have been a day like any other: pedal to work far too fast while half awake, spend the rest of the day regretting not stretching enough; then cycle home slightly tired and try to remember what I actually … Continue reading

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