One of the many benefits of cycling is that it is good for the environment. We don’t burn fossil fuels and we don’t clog up the roads creating traffic jams but we do create waste.
A special gift was promised by the Mayor of London Boris Johnson as way of a wedding present for the marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton, or should I say the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Like most people in the UK, here at GGB towers we are gripped by the imminent Royal Wedding. Romance is very much in the air with one of our own Directeur Sportifs’ whisking his girlfriend off for some cycling and romance in Kent during the long weekend.
Another week, another bargain. The latest sprint auction happened on Good Friday when most people were out enjoying the sun. But there were still a few hardcore auctioneers challenging for the GGB green jersey.
Not overly known for its cycle friendliness, city authorities in Moscow plan to change this with a strategy to turn Moscow into a cycling paradise in the next five years, but don’t hold your breath for anything revolutionary in a city where the car is king.
There seems to be a modern day trend for car manufactures to produce bicycles. Most get involved as an extension to their marketing efforts and offer a range as brand confirmation to a particular type of consumer they are seeking to attract.
The recent hot and sunny weather in Northern Europe has been great for getting out on the bicycle. Coupled with longer days it has felt like mid summer rather than mid April.
Surveys about helmet use and compulsion have sprung up everywhere in the past week or so. First there was the AA claiming that 97% of motorists want to see cyclists wear helmets, and then of course our own little survey on the back of the AA’s claim.
Its been a couple of months since the events of the critical mass mow down in Brazil when a motorist ploughed into a group of cyclists enjoying a group ride through the streets of the Brazilian city of Porto Alegre.
Step forward lot number three! After two successful Sprint Auctions with some frenetic last minute action we return for round three.