Cycling is good for you, and although road bikes are immense fun, if you really want to get fit then I suggest 40lb of British steel with three gears and living somewhere built on seven hills. To what am I referring? Well, to my new acquisition the Pashley Princess Classic. I took her out for … Continue reading If you want to get fit get a bike
Who needs a Brompton Explore? Not me, obviously, since I took my regular Brompton on a trail that was distinctly off road, both in being off a road as defined by car use, but also being off road in the terms of anything loose on my bike would no longer be attached and I can … Continue reading Trail ride around Loch Leven…on a Brompton?
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
As you know, Bromptons are great for public transport, so long as it’s a cab, train, or tram. But buses are more of a problem because they want you to bag your bike, and this means you’ve got to carry the carry bag on your bike before employing it. There are various options of course, … Continue reading Taking your Brompton on a bus
My late father was a cyclist all his life, going up the hill to work in the morning, down the hill at lunchtime, back up for the afternoon shift, and down again for tea. He liked hills, which was useful, given we lived quite a way down one from where he worked. At the weekends … Continue reading Joining the cycling revolution