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Cycle Commute – an update.

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I was asked by the BBC “Did I think cycle infrastructure was a good idea?”

March 2017 – again the BBC called me asking about my experiences of ‘riding a bike’ in and around Leicester … Read more here from March 2017: People on bikes again   August 2016 Again, BBC Radio Leicester called me “Do you think Leicester’s a model cycle city… yet?” #CycleCity Leicester   May 2016 Again, BBC Radio Leicester called […]

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Cycle way provision ? Leicester

There’s a variety of provision between East Goscote and Leicester City: The good: The bad: and other stuff. Compare the above with typical Dutch provision, thanks Dave Warnock:

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Inspired by “Free Wheeling” – Think again, and cycle again.

Inspired by “Free Wheeling” and the “thoughts of a welsh brummie” Another, celebration of cycling: Like many, I started cycling up and down along the kerb as a youngster in the early ‘70s. A Mini Moulton, a Grifter, a Chopper and then a Raleigh Sun Solo if my memory is correct. In my early teens I […]

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Cycle Paths

The commute on bicycle from East Goscote to Leicester could be better (especially in the city-burbs!) but in parts it’s arguable not bad… If you travel from East Goscote to Leicester you have two good sections of ‘traffic-free’ shared walk/cycleway. The first is 1 mile from Goscote to Wreake Valley School. A good width of […]

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A frosty cycle commute.

A frosty cycle commute – Goscote to Leicester. I’ve doubled the speed and split it into two parts to fit it on youtube.  (Filmed Wed 16th Jan 2013)

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We cycle to know we are not alone…

As you know I cycle. However (bear with me),  cycling as a sport is not my thing. I don’t find the spin and whirl of the latest chrome or carbon gadgets specifically exciting, I don’t find the latest audacious audax or spritely sportif of interest, “different chevaux for different courses” I guess. Cycling for me […]

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best cycle tyre for daily commuting use?

OK cycling fans… Nominations for the best tyre for daily commuting use? I’m used to and very pleased with the stock Specialized Borough Xc Sport Tyre 700×45 that came with the bike. And to be honest they’ve been good but will need changing soon. The tyres are for a hybrid styled specialised crosstrail sport disc 2011 […]

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Airless tyres – an update…

So an update on the post in January: ‘Airless Tyres‘ Back in Feb 2011 I said ‘Never in a month of Sundays…’ but now on 2020, it’s my 10th year ‘commuting by bike’, or rather simply riding a bike to and from work daily. You can read about it here: Think again? – Feb 2011 – ‘Never […]

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Morning…

A friend asked me to think about an image for sharing, that evokes hope, life, renewal…? At this time when constructs and assumptions we have relied on and perhaps taken for granted, what gives us hope? I asked a few people, and a common response seemed to be nature and the beauty of creation. “Nature; […]