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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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Enough Procrastination

Apparently, “it’s very important that we don’t have too much of a knee-jerk reaction”. Because this phenomenon of cyclists colliding with lorries / other motor vehicles (or more properly, lorries / other motor vehicles being driven so carelessly that they

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Connect London

Declaration of interest: this post is about a Sustrans project. Sustrans are monthly contributors to the keeping-a-roof-over-my-head fund, and I have definitely drunk their Kool Aid (“Tune in, turn on, drop out & build your own transport network”). But that

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Natural Selection

What is it with London’s fixie-riding cyclists? I have three theories: Riding a brakeless fixie in London traffic is an evolutionary cul de sac. Once you get in, extinction is the only way out. Riding a brakeless fixie in London

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London Mayoral Candidates Talk Cycling Safety

This via LBC: In a previous City Hall Question Time, Boris revealed that overall, things are safer for cyclists – the KSI rate (the proportion of cyclists killed or seriously injured per journey, or per number of kilometres cycled) IS reducing. Let’s

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This Is How Cyclists Get Killed

A video from the ever prolific Lewis Dediare, a.k.a. Traffic Droid: As Lewis admits in his own commentary, “I was on the inside lane on the red route lines and shortly after the boxed junctions. As I was riding I suddenly

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Result – Six Points, a £400 Fine and £85 Costs

I found this video on Youtube this morning. I’d seen it before, but not the rear footage, which is nothing short of scary: When the police contacted the owner of the vehicle, he refused to give the name of who

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