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Please Don’t Kill Me

The IAM today published a press release talking about the number of cyclists who admit to running red lights. The data used was taken from a self selected online poll, not a truly proper survey and performed by a marketing and PR department rather than a mathematician or statistician. I make that comment because they got their […]

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Critical Mass or Mob Rule

I’ve just got back from my second ever Critical Mass… and I came home early. When I arrived at the cathedral I was a little bit excited to see so many bikes, all shapes, sizes and types.  Sure there were a few with clearly broken brakes but it’s summer everyone should be allowed to ride in the […]

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Dear Motorists

As a self confessed cyclist I subscribe to a number of twitter users in the cycling community and occasionally a story of tragedy comes up.  A cyclist or a group hit by another vehicle while exercising their legal right to freedom of movement. http://www.burtonmail.co.uk/News/Take-extra-care-appeal-after-cyclist-killed-on-A38.htm was brought to my attention, and it’s not so much the […]

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Bikes it’s a love hate thing

I’ve not had much luck recently, first my beloved Bromptons rear wheel split this is after replacing the whole wheel in December.  Then while putting my mountain bike back together discovered that the freewheel had jammed up over the winter, it’s now a geared fixed.  I can actually pedal backwards though I am pretty sure that won’t […]

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Eighties Steel Touring Frame

I’m in Edinburgh for the last weekend of the fringe festival and I was kinda hoping I might come across a steel touring frame for a bargain price while I was up here.  I’ve had a bit of a mooch about and visited a car boot sale on the bottom floor of an underground multi-story car park, […]