Cycling and the continuing emancipation of women

Aunt Gerty to her dearest friends (and her many lovers) was what was termed a 'difficult women'. Taking inspiration from Alice Hawkins, she adopted the wearing of trousers on her bicycle, thus causing consternation and outrage even before she spoke a word, and she spoke a lot of words. Alice, her inspiration, was a suffragette. … Continue reading Cycling and the continuing emancipation of women

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

Two Bridges – an Edinburgh 50 miler on National Cycle Network route 76

Sustrans National Cycle Network route 76 is 211.2miles long and runs from Berwick-upon-Tweed to Kirkcaldy, via Falkirk and Stirling, and runs alongside both sides of the Forth Estuary. The Two Bridges is an unofficial route that starts in Edinburgh, takes you over the Forth Road Bridge, alongside the Forth to Kincardine and across the Kincardine … Continue reading Two Bridges – an Edinburgh 50 miler on National Cycle Network route 76

Women’s representation in cycling

I have nothing against attractive young women on podiums, hopefully earning a decent living from what will be a short lived career.  So long as the women involved are not being exploited, and are there of their own free will and career choices, and they are adequately and fairly represented in wage negotiations. I do however … Continue reading Women’s representation in cycling