It’s Saturday and that means another weekly round-up of the wonderful and weird from the bicycling world.
The increasing numbers of mountain bike and road cyclists using the New Forest is continuing to cause conflict it seems.
Yorkshire has made a formal bid to host the opening stages of the 2016 Tour de France following an initial register of interest a year ago.
When the Brompton Dock was launched last year at Guildford train station, there were high hopes that the innovative cycle hire system would take off at other stations. Since then, Brompton Dock Ltd, the sister company of Brompton Bicycle, has been busy concluding agreements with train operators to take the system nationwide with 14 locations set to be operational this year.
Leaving your bike at a railway station is not without its risks. A lot of work has gone into making bike parking at railway stations secure but it won’t stop a determined thief given the range of bikes on offer. Responsibility for tackling bike crime and catching bike thieves at railway stations falls on the British Transport Police.
There is some good emerging from Scotland following a recent meeting over cycle safety in the country. Scottish Government Transport Minister Keith Brown has said his Government will support a range of pilot measures designed to protect cyclists on the roads to prevent future fatalities.
It is Saturday and that can only mean one thing here at Going Going Bike, it’s time for the The Wheelie Good Round-Up. We hope you enjoy this week’s chosen nuggets of cycling goodness.
Spring has sprung finally this week and there is no better time to be cycling. If you’re out and about and have a camera you may want to enter the London by Bike competition from Barclays.
Bit of a heads-up on a London-based protest ride though this takes place away from the recent battleground of better cycle safety within Greater London itself.
Ok, bike theft is no joke, but the following little story from the US did make us chuckle not least as there is a happy ending to the story.