With 2012 just days away, we thought we’d pull together some of our best bits from the Going Going Bike blog this year. The 10 blogs chosen below have actually been chosen by you as they are the most popular blogs over 2011 in terms of numbers of visited.
Given the problems that London Cycling Campaign and other cycling campaigners are having with trying to convince Transport for London and Boris Johnson to make London’s roads safer for cycling it is great to see that at least one city is taking its responsibilities towards cyclists seriously.
You know we like to wax lyrical here on Going Going Bike about our love of the bike, but song writing isn’t our collective strong point. Never fear. Just in time for the New Year, we have a song from young Manchester hip hop artist James Gill that could be rocking your MP3 player as you ride along on your bike in the coming days.
Santa Claus may not exist (apologies if this is news to you) but there is one man in the US who arguably could qualify for the role for his astounding humanitarian work
Today we feature a guest blog from Beth Anderson, a very active voice in the cycling twitterati and wider London cycling community. Beth cycled when she was young and mountain biked at university but her love affair with riding a bicycle really started after moving to London. After buying an upright Dutch bicycle, Beth fell in love with cycling as a means of transport and a way of life and is now the proud owner of a self-built fixed-gear bicycle.
A Summer of Cycling? Sounds a great idea doesn’t it? Twenty three cycling organisations seem to think so and have come together to agree on a joint promotion of the theme for the summer of 2012 when cycling will very much be in focus with the Olympics taking place.
With special thanks to Ben Irvine of www.cyclelifestyle.co.uk for this guest post!
Rail passengers and car drivers were today outraged by the unfairness of the transport system, as it was annouced that cycling fares would rise by a paltry 0% in 2012, remaining at £0.00. Rail fares are to rise by 5.9% in January, while petrol prices remain as high as drivers’ stress levels.
The campaign to get London’s Mayor Boris Johnson and Transport for London to make cycling safety in the capital a matter of priority takes another step tomorrow with a vigil to remember the victims of all cycle deaths in London this year.
There are many potential activities to undertake on the final Sunday before Christmas. A family lunch, last minute gift shopping, recovering from the office party or simply staying at home and reading the (increasingly depressing!!) newspapers.
Welcome to this week’s collection of cycling stories from around the web that got our attention in the past week.