How To Cycle Up An Impossibly High Cliff

I’ve been mucking about with a presentation for a few hours. It still needs a conclusion (or at least for the final slide to stay in place long enough for you to read!), and a soundtrack / audio commentary. But see what you think:

As ever, the devil is in the detail.

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7 comments on “How To Cycle Up An Impossibly High Cliff
  1. Irma says:

    Hi Karl,

    I really enjoyed this post. It made me smile. Good idea!

    I was wondering if you accepted any guest postings on your blog. I couldn’t manage to find your email on the site. If you could get back to me on to this email, I would really appreciate it.

    Warm regards,
    Irma

  2. […] to cycle up an impossibly high cliff to increase ridership. Guardian readers offer tips for touring France by bike. The New York Times […]

  3. KarlOnSea says:

    Hi Imra – Sorry, but I can’t do that. Your company works with Wonga, and I don’t approve of what they do at all.

  4. David says:

    Love the approach to cycling growth, I like bing drawn down to the depths in he first place, then given a plank to ride out upon.
    I could be cheeky and say that what people additionally need I a decent and reliable way of finding their way from A to B in an adventurous way. But I guess that would be a plug for my business! Looking forward to Cycle fest Winchester this weekend. One of your verticals in action!

  5. I like it: it is clear and to the point and easy to follow. Makes me wonder (again) that we have to make a fuss for these things to happen.

    Could you make the ‘supports’ stay a little longer before they turn the ninety degrees to go under the ramp? I’m a fast reader, but I was pushed to keep up.

  6. Rosie says:

    Really good. When it’s finished I’d like to repost it on other, non-cycling, blogs. I would have added “teaching cycling proficiency in schools” as one of the supports.

  7. tom says:

    Possibly the support you are missing is something about homezones or their work/play equivalents? The bike infrastructure can be as good as you like but if the start / end of the journey are motor dominated then it bain’t gonna happen.

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