British Cycling, the governing body of cycling sport in the UK, is increasingly showing its political teeth on cycling policy issues. The organisation has been very visible in lobbying the government on road safety and cycle safety issues recently and is now spearheading a campaign to make the justice system fairer for cyclists and other road users who are hurt or seriously injured on the country’s roads by car and lorry drivers.
They say a dog is a man’s best friend. One little pup from China has shown to be just that by following a group of cyclists across the country after being given some food by one rider.
There is nothing more we like than making life hard for bike thieves here on Going Going Bike, so we wholeheartedly support the funding project of a group of Canadian cyclists who want to create a series of web-based TV programmes called “To Catch a Bike Thief”.
Here’s our latest collection of cycling stories from around the web that got our attention in the past week.
We’ve got 5 copies of Boneshaker Magazine (Issue 7) to give away courtesy of the publishers.
The DeLorean name is most associated with the ill-fated UK-based motor company that produced the iconic DMC-12 sports car, the star of the 80s Back to the Future films. The DeLorean name is now making a comeback under the unfamiliar guise of a bicycle under the ownership of British born Stephen Wynne and his Texas-based DeLorean Motor business.
Three of the UK’s top creative artists Pete Lewis (Fallon), Omar Karim (Fallon) and Wesley Merritt (Debut Art) share much more than their love of art it in its many forms, they are also keen cyclists.
Activity at Going Going Bike will be at its minimum over the next few days as the whole team decamp to Riga in Latvia to attend the Wedding of one of our colleagues.
Some weeks ago we brought you news of the Tour de Latitude an organised ride set up by the Give2Go organisation to try and encourage festival goers to cycle their way to the Latitude music and arts festival in Henham Park, Suffolk. Thanks to Give2Go and Latitude promoters Festival Republic, we have a pair of tickets to give away for the Tour De Latitude ride and the full four days of The Latitude Festival.