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Light Segregation

You know how it is. The local council is trying to encourage cycling, and they’ve spent literally hundreds of pounds on some paint to make cycle lanes on roads with high levels of traffic that’s doing 40 mph. They’ve even

Posted in Bike Culture, Motorists, North Tyneside

I Demand A Refund

Great run this evening on a new route – into Newcastle and back: And I got to stop briefly at Carlton Reid’s cocktail bar half way round too. Unfortunately they were right out of Bambino Splash (pint glass – half

Posted in Friends, Newcastle, North Tyneside, Run, Silly Stuff, Tynemouth, Weather, Whitley Bay

Get On The Bike Path!

The car was at the menders today, and I had to get there to pick it up & take Daughter & friends to their Kung-Fu thing. As is normal in these circumstances, the wind had instantly changed direction and stiffened

Posted in Bike to Work, Cycle, Cycle Infrastructure, North Tyneside, Photographs, Road Safety

Dry Evening Run

So this evening I had to drop my car in to the mending place (AGAIN), and took the opportunity to get in one of this week’s runs – a sneaky twelve-miler to get to Daughter’s Brownies session in time to

Posted in North Tyneside, Run

Men Make For Thick-Skinned Cyclists

There’s a reason that fewer women than men seem to ride their bikes in the UK. As explained in Beauty & The Bike , it’s the infrastructure – we’re expected to just mix in with the traffic, and it often

Posted in 'A'-List Blogs, Assassination Attempts, Bike Culture, Cullercoats, Cycle Infrastructure, Family, IronMan?, North Tyneside, Road Safety

Deep Mines In Northumberland

Whoever said that all the deep coal mines in England were closed in the 80s & 90s? There are still loads of them. You’ll find them at random locations in the roads of North Tyneside, Newcastle and Northumberland. As well

Posted in Ashington, Cycle, Newcastle, North Tyneside, Road Safety, Whitley Bay

Road Signs For Riders

There’s been some chatter recently about road signs. Apparently there are a whole new set of ’em being rolled out across the US, as shown here on : In the UK, we’re seeing more of these ones, which allow

Posted in Bike Culture, Bike to Work, Blogroll, Friends, North Tyneside, Photographs, Silly Stuff, Where I Shop, Whitley Bay

Photo – Alan Booth Clearances

Remember the driver who managed to squeeze through an impossibly tight gap to get past me earlier in the week? The one to whom I should be grateful for not actually hitting me ? At the time, due to the

Posted in Assassination Attempts, Industrial-Strength Sarcasm, North Tyneside, Photographs, Road Safety, Whitley Bay

Cycle Routes – How Does This Sound To You?

If you were campaigning to improve the quality of local cycle infrastructure, is this the sort of thing that you’d be demanding? Make my journey a pleasant experience and not a daily struggle for space. Give me and other cyclists

Posted in Bike Culture, Community, Environment, Everyday People, Goals, London, Newcastle, North Tyneside, Road Safety, Tynemouth, Whitley Bay
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