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Electric Cars: Why Bother?

Oh, the lies these people tell. Mind you, you can’t really blame them, can you? Put yourself in their position: You run a multi-billion dollar / euro / pound / yen business, employing thousands. For the last fifty years, governments

Posted in 'A'-List Blogs, Bike Culture, Bike to Work, Climate Change, Cooking, Cycle Infrastructure, Environment, Everyday People, Global Warming, Greenwash Detector, Industrial-Strength Sarcasm, London, Marketing, Serious Stuff

Jumping Red Lights: Safer Than Stopping?

Big ride today – nearly 80 miles playing in the hills of County Durham, getting as far as Wolsingham & then coming home via Durham and the Angel. I had an incident at a set of lights that made me

Posted in 'A'-List Blogs, Assassination Attempts, Bike Culture, Blogroll, Brick, Cycle, Industrial-Strength Sarcasm, IronMan?, Ranting, Road Safety

What’s Wrong With This Picture?

That green area behind the car is the cyclists’ waiting area, reserved for bikes, in front of the advanced stop line, where the car should have stopped? The car has stopped, blocking the pedestrian crossing? The driver made a valiant

Posted in Assassination Attempts, Cycling, Industrial-Strength Sarcasm, Newcastle, Photographs, Road Safety

Roundabout Way To Get Killed

What is it with British cycle infrastructure? Or are those three words together just an oxymoron? What bugs the hell out of me is the shoddy, start-stop nature of it. If roads for tax paying motorists were like this, they’d

Posted in Assassination Attempts, Bike Culture, Industrial-Strength Sarcasm, Ranting, Serious Stuff, Video

Freeloading, Tax Dodging Cyclists!

Over on IPayRoadTax.com , one of the comments raises an interesting philosophical point to justify why drivers of cars have a greater moral right to use the roads than people riding bikes: "How much extra tax do you think you

Posted in 'A'-List Blogs, Climate Change, Environment, Global Warming, Industrial-Strength Sarcasm, London, Ranting

Friday Caption Contest: A Politically Acceptable Deal For Less Than Two Degrees Of Warming

… or in other words, a snowball’s chance in hell. If we’d held out for a politically acceptable, affordable solution to problems in the past, we’d have probably decided that appeasement of the Third Reich was the way to win

Posted in Climate Change, Friday Caption Competition, Industrial-Strength Sarcasm, Photographs, Politics, Ranting

Why Mountain Bikes Are Popular In UK Cities

It never ceases to amaze me the number of people I see riding around town on crazily shoddy mountain bike wannabe BSOs. Or probably even worse, the real deal – £2,000 worth of carbon, knobbly tyres and suspension travel to

Posted in 'A'-List Blogs, Cycle Infrastructure, Industrial-Strength Sarcasm, Photographs, Video
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