Today we have a guest blog from Michael Frogley. Michael has designed the BikeBox, an indoor storage solution for a folded Brompton Bicycle (see picture above), and is now taking the product to market. We think it is a unique product that already has a listing at the Velorution shop in London. In this blog, Michael explains how he came up with the idea.
Sometimes we cyclists can’t win. A local Councillor in Bognor Regis has suggested that if somebody knocked over a cyclist in the town and killed them than it “probably” wasn’t the fault of the driver as the “cyclist will have been on the road.”
We’ve featured a bike lock that is integral to the design of the bike itself on GGB before but a new bike design called the SPiNe has taken the concept a step forward with a much simpler take on the idea.
Taking a leaf out of what the Netherlands does in terms of cycle infrastructure or anything is never a bad thing, so it is great to see damaged land being reclaimed here in the UK and being put to good use to generate cycling take-up. In Lincolnshire, a three year project has just been launched to regenerate Lincolnshire’s coastal grazing marshes.
Anyone who has tried truing a bicycle wheel knows that a bicycle spoke gives an audible musical note when plucked. The musical pitch sound coming from the bicycle spoke varies on how tight the spoke is tightened of course.
As you all know, wearing a bicycle helmet is compulsory in Australia when out cycling. There seems little motivation at a national level to remove the stipulation but there is an on-going debate in Australia whether such helmet legislation deters people from cycling in greater numbers.
This week’s round-up features the usual array of bite-sized cycling stories that made us laugh, stand back in astonishment and in some cases cry. Enjoy.
Direct action is not really in the make up of us Brits. The closest we get is some form of critical mass. In other countries, it is a lot different. In Mexico a group of cyclists have taken to painting a “guerrilla” cycle lane along a busy stretch of road in the centre of Mexico City.
Disgruntled at the lack of places to park their bikes at Cambridge train station, cyclists in the city are trying to organise a drive to work day to highlight a lack of parking infrastructure at the train station.
The husband of a woman who died after falling from her bike is taking legal advice on a possible case against Somerset County Council for failing to maintain the road system in the county.