Ever so occasionally you get these academic health studies that so justifies your reason to commute to work by bike.
Apologies to anyone not in London but in a classic PR event to coincide with the end of British summertime, cycle accessories firm Blackburn is giving away sets of their Click LED lights to commuters leaving work this evening.
Are you doing something interesting? It is cycling related? Would the large and excitable Going Going Bike community want to read about it? Then maybe you’re just who we’re looking for!
There were ghoulish goings on in Kensington and Chelsea, West London, last night as a group of cyclists undertook a Ghost Bike Tour of the borough, organised by our friends at Bikeminded.
I’ve always wanted to record details of my rides on one of those apps like Strava or Garmin Fit but have always been frustrated by not being able to view the information while I ride. My phone is always in my pocket or in my bag.
We’ve featured some LED light innovations on these blogs before, most recently with our blog on the Aura system that incorporates LEDs into the rims of a bike wheel. These recent innovations have concentrated on making the bike seen at all angles with high intensity lighting.
As anyone who has played Mario Kart on the Nintendo will testify, one of the fun elements of the game is to try and beat your mates’ times in a time trial around one of the courses. A phone app that is currently in beta mode is attempting to mimic this experience by turning your physical ride/run/skate into an interactive video game.
The city of Moscow is not known for being bike friendly. In September, the city opened its first cycle lane but not to too much acclaim.
Robotics have come a long way since car maker Honda began its research and development program to create robots capable of interacting successfully with humans in 1986. These days’ robots are autonomous beings with artificial intelligence that can learn and adapt human behaviour. So it should be no surprise that someone has developed a robot to ride a bike.
We all know cycling is the best way to commute to work. It can be quicker than car and public transport in some cities, especially for journeys that are less than five miles.