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Friday Caption Contest – Offensive Weapons Edition

We had some great entries for last week’s caption contest. I wish you could all be winners, but alas, there can be only one. So after much deliberation, our panel of judges have decided that Tom’s entry (“Warning, signs thrown

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Friday Caption Contest – Lifeguard Edition

Depending on which page of the papers you read, you could believe that we’re either in the midst of a cycling boom akin to that of the 1880s, or on the edge of a disaster. Sadly, I think it’s the

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It’s Only Right For Royal Mail To Stop Using Bikes To Deliver The Post

… Because it’s for health and safety reasons. And because their Pashley post bikes can only cope with a 32kg cargo load. I mean, every other post office in the world has phased out their delivery bikes, and it’s time

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It’s The Stupid Infrastructure

One of the chapters from Beauty And The Bike that really got me was the section titled, "It’s The Infrastructure, Stupid" , in a parody (or according to Wikipedia, a snowclone – there’s a new phrase) of Bill Clinton’s campaign

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Electric Bike

I was on the way into work today (driving – sunburn on my legs not up to facing the elements), when I saw a guy on one of those electric bike things. He looked sort of familiar, and when I

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My First Time

Andreas, over at the London Cyclist Blog wrote an interesting piece a couple of days ago about how to avoid getting your bike nicked – all sorts of cunning techniques to make the bike-theiving-scroat pass your ride over, including the

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