Both the Barclays London Cycle Hire Scheme and the Superhighway scheme have come in for criticism from a report by the London Assembly Government.
Yesterday on Going Going Bike, we waxed lyrical about how Seville grew its cycle infrastructure almost overnight. Today, news from Copenhagen, one of the so-called “bicycle capitals” of Europe and its plans to encourage even more people to cycle.
Cycling makes you happy, its official. Well we all know this to be a fact as committed cyclophiles, but a Danish study for the Danish Cyclists Federation by local market research organisation Megafon has now found evidence that cyclists are the happiest people in the transport chain.
The Spanish city of Seville is an example if any proof is needed that if you build a cycle infrastructure, people will get on their bikes and cycle.
A few bad ‘taches (some excellent fake ones), gold moustache handlebars, special spoke cards, wonderful Nude Espresso coffees and brownies (special thanks to Nude for those!) and a pin the ‘tache onto Marilyn game preceded the start of the Mo Show Ride.
A follow up to an earlier story featured on Going Going Bike. In early November we featured CTC’s attempts to get local authorities to repair road potholes and mentioned its www.fillthathole.org.uk website (and corresponding iPhone app) that allows cyclists and car owners alike to report a pothole/road hazard to their own relevant local authority.
A bicycle for most of us is an everyday tool that we use to commute with but for people in countries in the developing world a bicycle is a far more valuable than just a form of transport.
This week is Road Safety Week in the UK. Here at Going Going Bike we are happy to support any campaign that raise awareness about the vital importance of cars slowing down their speeds in residential areas.
I think the main advantage of buying a used bicycle is cost. That was certainly my motivation for looking for a second hand bike when I went out to buy my first road bike.
We all love our bikes. Lots and lots! There are few worse feelings than coming back to find a broken lock and your bike missing. Unfortunately, hundreds of thousands of bicycles get nicked by bike thieves every year.