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Lego Bicycle Sculpture

What could be more Danish than this: A bicycle made from Lego! Lots more photos and pricing (hint: Ultegra Di2 costs a whole lot less) over at the artist, Sean Kenney’s site. He even does a cool little Lego Christiana

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At The Sharp End Of The War On The Motorist

I’ve been away for a while. No – not “away” like Marty McFly’s uncle Joey – I mean just busy. Flat out full-on deadline-passing late and trying to catch up busy. Anyway, today I was riding in the rain through

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April Fool: Bikes Are Not Allowed On The Metro

The Tyne & Wear Metro doesn’t allow bikes. Apparently non-folding bikes are uniquely dangerous, although the Tyne & Wear Passenger Transport Authority can’t supply their risk assessments that led them to this conclusion. And despite years of lobbying, the Metro’s

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Friday Caption Contest: Breakdown Of Law & Order Edition

I’ve been busy all week (so not much in the way of posts for the last seven days), but I did manage to get our panel of judges together for long enough to decide the winner of last week’s competition.

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Friday Caption Contest: Sam Cam Daily Mail Edition

Hmmm… I fear that I may have given you too much to look at last week. So you all got distracted, and seemed to provide captions for whichever photo took your choice. Naturally this made judging in a completely fair & unbiased

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C2C – Coast to Coast In A Day

The plan was simplicity in itself: Tall Robbie and I would get the train across to Whitehaven on Friday evening, B&B overnight, and then cycle back on Saturday. Somewhere between 130 and 140 miles, with around 10,000ft of climbing in

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Mixed Messages For Cyclists

From my bimble around Co Durham, Gateshead and Newcastle last Friday: I saw a cycle lane in Chester le Street… that you’re not allowed to use once it re-joins the road: I saw the latest in Gateshead Council’s continued efforts

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Friday Caption Contest: Snow & Transport Chaos Edition

First of all, a jolly big “well done” to all of you who entered last week’s contest. Sadly, there can only be one winner, and the best bribes were provided by KarlT with his caption, “It’s used for emphasis when

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When You’re Running Late…

You know that McCracken’s First Law applies: The strength of the headwind is directly proportional to how late you are. If you try to cheat, by grabbing a quicker, sleeker, lighter bike (reasoning that you’ll easily make up the time

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Where Is My Pashley?

No – it’s not been stolen. This is just a little game for anyone around Tyneside. All you have to do is correctly identify these locations I visited yesterday. There’s a prize of course – you’ll get to feel smug

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