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
I, like many others, made an official complaint to the Independent Press Standards Organisation regarding the comments by the Sunday Times 'journalist' where he expressed a view that 'stretching a piano wire at neck height' was 'tempting' when it came to dealing with cyclists. Since this was published there has been an attack on a … Continue reading Sunday Times threats to cyclists perfectly acceptable?
Ok, I am going to have a rant this morning. I have just come back from a lovely cycle ride into the city centre on the main arterial route in and then back out again using the main route and the main cycle network. I'm not going to say that all of the cycle route … Continue reading Edinburgh Cycle Paths – fit for purpose?
Ok, so I'm a numpty*. I thought that my tyres had plenty of air in them, but on my last ride the handling was bit off when I was at anything approaching speed. I decided to get myself a track pump, with a gauge, and actually do it properly rather than relying on the mini-pump … Continue reading Put air in your tyres you numpty!
All over the world gatherings of any number of people are being banned, which has lead to the suspension of most competitions and organised cycling events. Many clubs are taking advice on organised club runs, and usually settling for a suspension or postponement. But what about the likes of you and me, just popping out … Continue reading Coronavirus and cycling
When I first went back to cycling in the city, something I hadn't done in any busy locations for many years, I have to admit it wasn't that much fun. To be completely honest, it scared the hell out of me in many instances. Or to put it another way; other people on the road … Continue reading Cycling is fun, or at least it should be
Us (cyclists), Them (pedestrians), and Those (car drivers) - or however you want to define them. The media, social and otherwise, but importantly Edinburgh City Councillors, are actively following like sheep, the Us, Them and Those divisive and aggressive rhetoric that has come with the age of Trump, Farage, and Johnson. As if life getting … Continue reading Us, Them & Those