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Fixie Town Bike

I’ve been re-appraising my stable this summer. We’re all familiar with the concept of needing one more bike than you currently have… but sometimes you reach the limit of what that means in practice. Maybe you already knew this, but

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WHY Would You Choose To Drive…

… when this is right there? Most people live within a 25 minute ride of where they work. Yet even on days like this, they believe the big lie that they *have* to drive. Maybe it’s a trick of the

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Riding Sea to Sea With Daughter

Last autumn Daughter and I were talking. One of her friends is now a regular at our local Park Run with her dad. Daughter wanted to do something similar, but really doesn’t fancy running. So we hatched a plan to

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Whitley Bay’s Traffic-Free Network

Whitley Bay has a large network of traffic-free streets. Like those elsewhere, they’re more desirable places to live, where people don’t have to worry about traffic noise, and children can play free of the fear of failing their Green Cross

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Shopping Trip

The other weekend I took my DIY cargo bike to the shops to do a major stock up. The advantage of the bike is that I can park it right by the shop’s entrance: You’ll notice that I’ve only locked

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Start Them Young

I met this woman in Whitely Bay today: See that behind the double-buggy? It’s the obvious alternative to a buggy board. I’ve always puzzled about buggy boards, which leave the parent walking along stretched out like some demented time trial

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Whitley Bay In Regular Clothes

Number fourteen in our series: An early spring evening and a bike with saddle springs: As I came out onto the sea front next to Beaches & Cream in Cullercoats, I saw this lady ride past. I caught her up

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