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Nutella: Cycle Helmet Promotion

I’m really not sure how I feel about this. On the one hand, a brand that seems to have tapped into kids minds is promoting health and exercise and stuff. Getting kids to ride bikes with or without a helmet

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Cycling: Glass Half Empty or Half Full?

It’s a week since David Cameron announced the winners of the Cycle City Ambition Fund. It got quite a lot of coverage – most of the winners were suitably enthusiastic. But there were also questions as to the nature of

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What Would Jesus Ride?

I’ll come clean on this – I am an atheist. But anyway, when we were in Paris in June, I snapped this guy getting off his Vélib’ bike: Interestingly enough, he was about the only person I saw riding one

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The Power Of A Simple Message

It’s as simple as this: we all know that cycling is good for the economy and the local economy in particular, great for people’s health, does wonders for community spaces, is quicker than driving / the bus / the Metro

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Moulton Bloke

I love Moultons. No idea why though. There used to be a guy who took one on the Shields Ferry about fifteen years ago, and I’d always find myself casting it sidelong glances of deepest longing. Makes you realise why

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Time-Travelling Spitfire Pilot at Recyke Y’Bike

Daughter and I were heading up to do a spot of light bin-diving at Recyke Y’Bike the other weekend. On the way, we stopped at Clough’s sweet shop on Heaton Road, where we were passed by a rather dapper chap

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Inspiring Goals?

On the day that somewhere between £38M & £160M has been announced for cycling in the UK, this might seem a little churlish. But it’s important, as it’s about the vision needed if that money (and hopefully much more later)

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