Most people will need to undertake specific training in order to complete a multi-day cycle tour. Cycling for several hours on consecutive days requires strength and fitness. Only a few people will be able to ride a cycle tour comfortably without any training.
A truly horrific event occurred in Brazil on Friday evening (February 25). A motorist ploughed into a group of cyclists enjoying a critical mass ride in the Brazilian city of Porto Alegre. Thankfully no one died but the incredible video footage of the incident is shocking.
Earlier this year, we ran a piece on the DIVA100, a women’s only charity bike ride to raise money for Action Medical Research. Now comes the announcement of a more serious looking sportive event just for women.
Here at Going Going Bike, we believe in all forms of wheeled transport. That includes Unicycles, which we have featured before on these very pages.
The cycle touring equipment you choose for a lengthy cycle tour, such as Lands End to John o’Groats or London to Edinburgh, will make a significant impact on your ride. For long distance rides it pays to plan ahead and carry the right kit.
The Freight Trade Association has recently been at pains (clumsily) to make their members aware of their responsibilities when it comes to being alert of cyclists when on the road.
Entries opened this week for the Wokingham Bikeathon. The event will take place on 26 June 2011 and offers 55km and a 25km routes.
One of the highlights of this year’s London Bike Show, at the Excel Centre, was GGB’s chance meeting with the founder of Water off a Duck’s Back – Antonia Maybury.
Last week’s meeting at the London Community Resource Network (LCRN) HQ in Hoxton announced a proposal to transform the disparate London cycle re-use projects into a coherent and joined-up network.