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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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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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Freak Cycling Accident

As Daughter and I were riding along the Coast Road cycle path last week, one of the many people who use it as their commuting route overtook us. I’d seen him coming up behind, and were were in single file

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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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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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Training Day: Planning and Design for Cyclists

Recently I attended a day’s training hosted by Newcastle City Council, and presented by Alex Sully & Ken Spence from Transport Initiatives. Alex was one of the contributors to LTN 2/08, which is the UK’s cycle infrastructure design manual. The

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