Tag Archives: cycling

Love your Bike

Hi Next “Love your Bike” session is on the 10th May from 1.30-5.00pm at the West End Methodist Hall. The session is free.    Booking is essential to ensure everyone has a chance to have a hands on experience. To … Continue reading

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To all cyclists! Please send this to our EU MP re cycling: URGENT!

PLEASE send this or your own letter by email to this EU MP  before Tuesday, December 18. Brian Simpson (United Kingdom) brian.simpson@europarl.europa.eu (CTC has prepared an online petition here) To brian.simpson@europarl.europa.eu There are 35 million citizens cycling every day. There … Continue reading

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The cycling times are a-changing and the Times is a-changing cycling

A manifesto to make UK urban transport amongst the best in Europe  The UK’s urban transport systems lag behind the best in Europe because our transport policy-makers are too timid, too old and too male-dominated, and don’t have enough cash … Continue reading

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EU and cycling: you and cycling

The European Cycling Federation (ECF) recently met with Siim Kallas, the EU Commissioner for Transport, calling for the EU to give priority to cycling in its transport policies and funding. Currently 7% of Europeans choose the bicycle as their main … Continue reading

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Re-cycling: what’s new

1. DfT stats show that numbers of cyclists killed or seriously injured in road traffic incidents has gone up sharply – see here That’s what happens of you have a  ‘cycling revolution’ without the safe space and infrastructure. 2. Car shaped … Continue reading

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Is cycling dangerous? Could not cycling be more dangerous?

Within two days two high profile cyclists have been injured and hospitalised which has generated a lot of debate as to how safe it is to cycle. All this blog can do is open up a few thoughts on the … Continue reading

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What sort of cyclist are you

Types of cycling   There are many types of cycling – in fact, as many as there are types of bikes. Essentially, this boils down to 3 main categories: Utility cycling Cycling for Leisure, recreation and cycle tourism Sport cycling  The … Continue reading

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Cycling kit

All good outdoor kit and gear is expensive and cycling is no exception. I try to support our local bike shops but I do recommend taking advantage of the bargains that Aldi offers periodically. Thursday 27th September is cycling offer … Continue reading

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Why cycle?

Cycling has many benefits – from being an efficient use of space to helping combat climate change. The benefits of cycling are numerous amongst which …… It’s a cheap and reliable way of providing mobility for large numbers of people … Continue reading

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Cycling

Hi, I’ve undertaken to blog about cycling on behalf on Transition Tynedale and my first post is to point to two excellent cycling development websites. The first one reveals how Holland became a truly cycling-friendly country and the second on is a … Continue reading

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