We’re on the road to nowhere…the tale of the disappearing cycle path

In my post Birthday cake world I intended on having a good cycle ride today, to work off some of the large quantity of excess calories consumed yesterday.  This was all going to plan, in respect that I got up, dressed, and ready to cycle, but on stepping out the door the wind knocked me … Continue reading We’re on the road to nowhere…the tale of the disappearing cycle path

Damning Statistics – cycling in the UK

75% of fatal or serious accidents involving cyclists, in 2018, occurred in urban areas 80% of incidents occur during daylight 75% of incidents occur at road junctions In 2018 - 99 cyclists were killed, 5 of them children Also in 2018 - 4, 106 were seriously injured These statistics* are only those reported to the … Continue reading Damning Statistics – cycling in the UK

Do you have room for a bicycle in your life?

Covid-19, Coronavirus, CV19, whatever you want to call it has brought to global attention the need to swap our transport systems from our polluting vehicles to more sustainable transport where this possible, and for those able to use these alternative means.  Of course, not everyone can make the transition, be that because they are simply … Continue reading Do you have room for a bicycle in your life?

North West Edinburgh, Kirkliston, and the Airport

There is nothing more fun than seeing the look on road cyclist faces when they see you take a Brompton on their favourite circular road route.  Today I had that pleasure several times, and a few were even encouraging, although I think at least one thought I was lost. I didn't start with the intention … Continue reading North West Edinburgh, Kirkliston, and the Airport

Edinburgh’s Closed Roads Bliss

The Edinburgh City Council have made a tentative start on closing roads and creating more space for walking, cycling, and socially distanced exercise.  So far, there are three closed roads; Silverknowes Road, a section of Braid Road, and a section of Links Gardens.  The backlash, mainly from or driven by Tory councillors it has to … Continue reading Edinburgh’s Closed Roads Bliss