An update on a blog that we ran last year in relation to a private members bill in Parliament that sought to introduce a specific offence for causing death by dangerous cycling. It appears that the bill is doomed to failure after it failed to get a second reading in parliament.
With just under six months to go until the London Olympics kick off, the excitement of the event is steadily building. As well as being a celebration of sporting excellence, LOCOG has been keen to make these games a cultural Olympiad as well.
So it’s Saturday and that means another weekly round-up of the wonderful and weird from the bicycling world.
There are some unusual bikes out there but as a working bike goes the tandem hearse appears to us as being the strangest of them all.
No doubt trying to combine the recent success of the London Sky Ride events and create a fitting legacy from the London Olympics this year, The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has announced plans for London to host a two day festival of cycling in 2013 with the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park being at the very heart of the plans.
If you haven’t trained for a long bike ride (as I found out on our GGB Casual Ride last Sunday), the chances are that your muscles will be very sore the next day. It got us thinking here at GGB what is the best way to aid recovery after a long, hard ride. Is the usual casual cyclists’ post ride recovery strategy (ie visit to the pub) the best option?
It pays to security mark your bike to prove that ownership of that bike is yours in case it gets stolen and recovered by police (Click here for our guide to bike security). You never know, one day, that prized possession may just turn up back at your door.
Charity-run bike rides appear to be booming. A fact highlighted by the recent announcement from Action Medical Research that it will be running 25 rides in 2012 including three new ones exclusively for women (link to website here).
12,000 pedal strokes after leaving Richmond Park (according to the Garmin 800) we completed the GGB Casual Ride Olympic Recce. Not, it should be admitted, a reconnaissance of the entire route to be raced this summer but the vast majority of it PLUS a few more hills that we rode for fun!
Recent disquiet from cyclists in London over cycle safety in the capital has not stopped Transport for London (TfL) spreading the news that there are more people cycling in London than ever and also taking a teeny bit of credit for that fact.