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.
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.
Here’s our latest collection of cycling stories from around the web that got our attention in the past week.
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.
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.
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.
Welcome to our usual weekend round-up of what’s topical, hot and not in the biking world. Enjoy!
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.
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.
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.