A search is underway to find a missing Northern Irish cyclist after he failed to come home from a ride. Samuel Campbell has not been seen since going out for a bike ride on New Year’s Day in County Antrim.
Cyclist Mark Beaumont is known for breaking long distance travelling records on his bike but he faces a new challenge over the next month as he attempts to row across the Atlantic in under 30 days.
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.
Increasing numbers of cyclists getting out and using the roads on the weekends for leisure and sportive cycling is a good thing, yes? Well it is good news for most of us, but some residents in the New Forest want to see a crackdown on the number of cyclists using the area’s roads during the weekend.
Great news from Liverpool where it appears that more and more people are getting on their bikes than ever before.
As a cycling business, we’re always keen to support others in the cycling community in their business ventures. One such company is PleaseCycle, a London-based firm that helps organisations drive commercial objectives through cycling.
We’ve blogged about how cycling potentially affects the quality of a man’s fertility before but what about male impotence. It is one of those cycling issues that retain an aspect of urban myth with riders unsure really whether long-term bike riding really causes sexual dysfunction in men.
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.
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.