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Monthly Archives: December 2011

Last ring for the bike bell (on new bikes at least)

Bike Bell

The government’s latest red tape review annoucement for laws relating to to road transport has revealed some interesting changes for current laws/regulations relating to cycling. One of the changes is the removal of the requirement that all new bikes sold as new should be fitted with a cycle bell. READ ON

Cool cycling shoes in more ways than one

Carbon Pro Ice Fil

Innovation in fabric technologies in recent years have produced all manner of breakthroughs in trying to keep us cool and dry while we workout or cycle. Much of the development in this field has focused on moisture management, where fabric materials pulls sweat off the body to keeping clothes dry, but now products are appearing that specifically look to cool parts of the body for an athlete. READ ON

Is cycling to work professional?

CommuteCyclist

Does cycling to work cost cyclists their jobs? Does appearance matter and is cycling to work professional? That’s a question the Guardian Jobs section has recently been mulling. READ ON

London Assembly calls for immediate action on cyclist safety

Bike Accident Crime Scene

Back in late November, London’s Mayor Boris Johnson promised a review of every major planned scheme on Transport for London roads, and of every junction on the Cycle Superhighways with pedestrians and cyclists in mind following a spate of accidents. Since then another cyclists’ death, the 16th this year, has occurred on London’s streets involving a lorry. READ ON

A Christmas gift with a difference

Darlovelo

Getting people to sign up to take part in cycle rides in the depths of winter can be hard but Darlington bike club Darlovelo has come up with an innovative offering of bike membership to the club that includes two month’s bike hire for just £20. READ ON

Bicycles power lights for Christmas tree

Xmas Tree Generated by Bicycle

Pedal power electricity generation is just made for Christmas. Take a bunch of bikes to generate electricity for lights on a Christmas tree. Seems such a simple idea and something that authorities in the Mexican city of Puebla have been keen to experiment with as part of their sustainable Christmas campaign.  READ ON

Blue Peter presenter aims to get to the South Pole by bike

Helen Skelton

Anyone watching the recent Frozen Planet series on BBC 1 will realise that attempting to get to the South Pole is no easy task. Since the first explorer, Norway’s Roald Amundsen, reached the geographic South Pole in 1911, there have been countless other successful attempts but never someone using a bike to get there. READ ON

Cycling for climate change

CopenhagenCycling

Seems pretty obvious to us but the best way to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions is by cycling. Not that most of the world takes a blind bit of notice of this fact. READ ON

The Wheelie Good Round-Up

Roundtail

This week’s Wheelie Good Round-Up features are usual round-up of Bike tech innovation, a house made for bikes and a race between a snowboard and a MTB. Enjoy! READ ON

The casual ride – London Hills

Bike- Christmas Lights

A heads up to all. The 5th Going Going Bike “Casual Ride” will take place Sunday 18 December and we’d love you to join us. This ride is being called “London Hills” so expect to work those legs. READ ON