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

Windproof and waterproof jackets – some first thoughts

My new Gore Phantom GWS Zip-Off Jacket arrived on Saturday, from the Cycle Surgery's closing down sale (which is about the only time I could possibly afford to buy Gore clothing if I'm honest). The jacket is made from Gore Windstopper™ fabric, in black and Hi-Vis yellow, which as you can see, is an absolutely … Continue reading Windproof and waterproof jackets – some first thoughts

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

To ride or not to ride, in the days of Covid-19?

It is a difficult one isn't it, the decision on whether to ride or not whilst we are under lockdown for Coronavirus or Covid-19.  We are allowed to take daily exercise, and the roads are emptier than they would ever be under normal circumstances.  But, and here is the big but, the cars that are … Continue reading To ride or not to ride, in the days of Covid-19?