Growing support for a people first economic recovery

Councils all over the UK are facing up to the prospect of increasing pedestrian and cycling provision, but with different degrees of success.  The UK Government has offered  millions to help achieve this, but many councils seem to be very slow in putting any real infrastructure plans into action.  With the prospect of changing from a car dominated … Continue reading Growing support for a people first economic recovery

Specialized Propero 3 helmet – a review

Firstly, let me say that I purchased this helmet for myself from Edinburgh Bicycle Co-operative.  I was not offered any incentives or inducements from either the bike shop, or from Specialized to review this product.  This is my helmet, the one I wear every day, and what I genuinely think about it. The Specialized Propero … Continue reading Specialized Propero 3 helmet – a review

C2C route “scrapped” as too dangerous

Over 4,000 miles of cycle routes in the UK have been re-designated after safety review, one of those routes being the extremely popular Coast 2 Coast (C2C) route. The move follows the 2018 review, which found that 42% of the network was 'poor', with substandard crossings, signage, and/or sections on main roads.  4% of the … Continue reading C2C route “scrapped” as too dangerous

Going clip-less with Shimano PD-EH500 SPD pedals – updated, and it’s not good

It's funny it's clip-less when actually you clip in, but it comes about because in the olden days you had pedals with pedal-clips.  They were horrible things, you'd stick your foot into the cage and then tighten the strap up around your foot.  You had to have one loose or you'd fall at every traffic … Continue reading Going clip-less with Shimano PD-EH500 SPD pedals – updated, and it’s not good