Cycling is a potential solution to many problems, including the obesity crisis, pollution, traffic and overcrowding on public transport. It should be encouraged and made easier wherever possible. But building cycle superhighways and putting more Santander Cycles on the street is only part of the answer.
Thankfully, I wasn't cycling the whole route. I just couldn't. I'd tackle around 50km, starting in Castelnaudary and joining
There is also no requirement for cyclists to be registered anywhere in the same way that motorists have to register with the DVLA, so there is no way of really knowing if after a collision with a cyclist they really are who they say they are, unlike a motorist whose registration number would provide a lot of details even if they didn't.
They love the freedom of cycling, feel fit and tell me their electric bikes are the best thing ever, they can now cycle further without pain. It goes without saying that we all wear safety helmets and reflective jackets, you don't get older without getting wiser! So don't delay "on yer bike" and get those wheels turning!
For a nation known for their wooden shoes, it's a wonder the Dutch have also come to lead the world in getting about on two wheels. But in any city centre in Holland, it's not the industrial sound of the engine and horn that dominates but the pleasing mechanical rhythm of bike wheels turning.
Raising Awareness vs. Doing the Thing for the Thing Itself (Cycling the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route)
For fun. For strength. To center myself within this world. To feel alive, to feel rain on my face and to sleep under the light of distant stars. To marvel at sunrises and fields of wildflowers. For the experience itself.
Pat "Big Daddy" Laughlin is a big name in BMX, and from this video you'll see why. His latest big stunt was a stunning bike
The Giro D'Italia is arguably the second biggest event in cycling, so you'd expect them to have some decent security, but
The many benefits that cycling offers to a person's health have long been touted: regular cycling has been shown to reduce
My journey into this flourishing two-wheeled world was certainly eye opening. There is a whole cycling scene that I simply had no idea existed. Lets kick off with 'Critical Mass'. Who knew that on the last Friday of every month hundreds of cyclists meet under Waterloo bridge for a "self-organized, non-commercial, celebration, spontaneous gathering