Cycle of Time

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The Times is reporting about a solicitor who was knocked down by a cyclist and left brain damaged while the cyclist walked away with a measley £850 fine. Susan Hyer (wife of Clive, the unfortunate victim) said “It’s about time people stopped worrying about cyclists being killed by lorries if they do not conduct themselves … Read More

Geometry and Lies

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Is women-specific geometry on bikes an exercise in patronising female customers? As Lovely Bicycle points out, the market for “ladies’ bikes” tends towards the step-through frame – because the crinoline is such a mainstay of modern womens’ fashion. On the other hand, the woman’s bike features a longer head tube and other tweaks for a … Read More

Not The Bike After All

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A few months ago I dragged my other half to Bespoked, the first UK Handmade Bicycle Show in Bristol.  I’m the bike geek in the family, so it was something of a surprise that I saw nothing I liked and she decided she wanted a new bike.  A nice one. Part of the decision may … Read More

You give me road rage

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The London Evening Standard appears to have been first with the report of a motorist assaulting a cyclist (who had just completed a 150 mile charity ride from Devon to London) and then disappearing, and the police completely failing to follow up. (One anecdote says the owner of the vehicle was at a funeral and … Read More