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Monthly Archives: April 2012

Tube style map shows Birmingham’s traffic-free cycle routes

Birmingham Toptubemap

Following in the footsteps of the very popular Edinburgh traffic-free cycle route map Innertube, the city of Birmingham now has its own version called the Top Tube Map. READ ON

Ride to the Latitude Festival

Tour de Latitude

With summer approaching the up-coming musical festival season will be up and running with events starting from May onwards. Over recent years, the more environmental friendly of promoters and organisers have been encouraging festival goers to cycle to their events by offering secure cycle parking facilities and dedicated campsites for cyclists. READ ON

The Wheelie Good Round-Up

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It’s that time again for some bite-sized biking nuggets from us here at Going Going Bike. We hope you enjoy this week’s selections. READ ON

Bikeability gets extra money

Bikeability

Bikeability, the cycling proficiency training scheme for children, is to receive an extra £2m of funding in the next two financial years as the government seeks to get more children cycling. The move follows evidence collated for the Department of Transport that higher levels of Bikeability funding does result in increases in cycling to secondary school. READ ON

The Wheelie Good Round-Up

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Once again it’s time for our usual mix of bite-sized bike-related items that we hope will bring a smile to your weekend. Enjoy. READ ON

Bikers stalked before homes targeted for thefts

Bike shed

Bike crime appears to be mirroring the practices of organised criminal behaviour with news from Bristol that mountain bike owners there are being targeted by criminals for burglaries/thefts of bikes within their own homes.  READ ON

Electric bike scheme could lift National Park tourism

E-bike

An interesting project up in the Yorkshire Dales could potentially be of benefit to electric bike users and bike tourism around the Dales.  READ ON

£5m investment into Welsh cycling and walking routes

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The Welsh Government has announced funding of £5m which will be allocated to local authorities in Wales to help them develop safe walking and cycling routes across the country. READ ON

Tricycle riding 10-year old charged for bike theft

BikeThief

We’re always keen to bring you bike crime stories here on Going Going Bike but the following story of a bike theft by a tricycle-riding 10-year old is probably the most bizarre story we’ve ever brought you. This is no April Fool either, it actually happened in the US last week. READ ON

Casual Ride: Brick Lane loop (via Epping Forest)

Cobbled Classic

Paying homage to the Tour of Flanders, that was taking place as we rode, a dozen Casual Riders set off in the sun on a testing parcours that began in East London. READ ON