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Monthly Archives: May 2012

A case of pot calling the kettle black for one bike thief

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We were rather amused to hear the following case of the “pot calling the kettle black” after a man who tried to sell a stolen bike threatened to call the police on the the legal owner of the bike who had stolen the item back. READ ON

Welsh Govt launches consultation on proposed cycle route legislation

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Last year, we reported on plans by the Welsh Government to legally oblige Welsh local authorities to provide cycling and walking routes in the legislative cycle of this Welsh Assembly. The Labour-controlled Welsh Government has been true to its word and has now released more detailed plans in a White Paper. READ ON

The Wheelie Good Round-Up

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Here’s our latest collection of cycling stories from around the web that got our attention in the past week. READ ON

Bicycle market to ride high for years to come

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With the profile of cycling expected to be at an all-time high with the Olympics coming and with ever increasing numbers of people taking to bicycles for commute and leisure purposes, it is no surprise that respected market research agency Mintel is predicting that UK bike sales will reach an all time high in 2012. READ ON

Papergirl Cardiff – Delivering art by bike

PaperGirl

Once upon a time, newspapers used to be delivered by hand by a friendly neighbourhood paperboy or papergirl, sometimes on a bicycle. In the US, the use of the bike to deliver newspapers was much more common but there was no pushing a newspaper through the letterbox there. In most cases, newspapers were rolled up and thrown onto a front porch or if the aim was great into an open letterbox.
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London Bike Kitchen presents: Them’s the Brakes

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Today we have another one of our regular series of guest blogs from our friends at London Bike Kitchen on DIY bicycle maintenance. Following on from the last blog on how fix a flat puncture, London Bike Kitchen’s Jennifer Gwiazdowski this time tells us how to approach the job of replacing brake pads. READ ON

The Wheelie Good Round-Up

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Welcome to our usual weekend round-up of what’s topical, hot and not in the biking world. Enjoy! READ ON

Beware of the anti-cycling Mayor

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As cyclists here in London await the decision on who has won the 2012 London Mayoral Election today it is worth bearing in mind what can happen to a cycling friendly city when an anti-cycling Mayor gets in charge. READ ON

Documentary follows para-cycling athletes journey to Olympics

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We’re a great supporter of disability cycling here at Going Going Bike and have blogged on the issue in the past. Today, we feature an interesting documentary film project that highlights the demands of para-cycling with the focus on cycling club in particular – The Pirates of Barcelona.  READ ON

Voting with your bike! The London Mayoral Election

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Apologies in advance as this blog post will focus very much on London and the up coming Mayoral elections there. Cycling policy and safety in the capital is a major election issue for the first time with the candidates all eager to win the cyclist vote. The issue has become increasingly politicised over the last few years due to the number of cycling deaths on London’s streets. READ ON