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What Would Jesus Ride?

I’ll come clean on this – I am an atheist. But anyway, when we were in Paris in June, I snapped this guy getting off his Vélib’ bike: Interestingly enough, he was about the only person I saw riding one

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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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Friday Caption Contest: Please Play Nicely

I’m left speechless. But maybe there’s something subtle afoot that could be explained by filling in the blanks: Prize for this week’s best entry: A much nicer place to ride your bike.

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North East Young Drivers – Staying Alive

I go to a regular business networking breakfast, and one of the other guys there specialises in driver safety training. Lee’s a good bloke, and very hot on the kind of thing that I also see as important – not

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Whitley Bay In Regular Clothes: Family Cruisin’

I usually see this guy and his littl’un when I’m out for a walk on Saturday morning. This week, they were accompanied by who I suppose is her mum: Check out the details: All three wearing sandals Sensible upright bikes

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Sense of Proportion

My back is still really sore. But I walked away from the crash. It could have been much worse. And at least I’m starting to get my sense of humour back. The bike is booked in to have the top

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So She Looked Up At Me And Said…

“Yes, it’s a full-face f**king helmet – It’s f**king dangerous riding a f**king bike around here. And if I see you photographing my f**king bike while I’m away, I’ll break your f**king kneecaps with my new front teeth. So p**s

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Armoured Bicycle Friday

Well done to Lee Kenney who was the winner of last week’s caption contest with, “After a dismal career in accounting, Emma Way became a taxi driver.” We’ve decided that this merits a special up-grade to the prize offered, and

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Friday Caption Contest: Made From Lego

Well done to our last competition‘s winner, Mikey2Gorgeous, who despite his / her clearly delusional name, was the only entrant. My guess is that no-one wanted to risk winning the second prize. That doesn’t matter though, because the caption, Danny’s

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Friday Caption Contest: Stunt Edition

First up, let’s look at the results for last week’s caption contest. The winner is of course Betty, who correctly identified that on high-end bikes like the Townsend pictured, almost everything is now seen as an optional add-on that you

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