Category Archives: Culture

Does British cycling have a problem with women?

So, we’re here again, debating sexism and British Cycling. Hard for British Cycling to ignore views of both @v_pendleton & @NicoleCooke2012 (https://t.co/xle9oKLTN2) https://t.co/81SHvVhyyz — Alex Murray (@leguape) April 26, 2016 Nicole’s article contains a more analytical and well-evidenced case. That … 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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The way of the Keirin

A fascinating documentary on Keirin from Nowness by Jonathan de Villiers. It shows how it has its own culture in Japan which extends far beyond just being a bike race. Keirin: Speed Racers on Nowness.com. These sort of documentaries always … Continue reading

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