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
If only all cycle paths could be like this... That was my primary thought during my ride out from Alloa to Stirling on Saturday morning. I had arrived at the campsite late Friday afternoon, after an agitating day in the office at the computer. It was raining very slightly and a bit windy, and the … Continue reading Cycling in Clackmannanshire
Today marks the start of the 2020 Women's Festival of Cycling. With Covid-19 measures, it is probabaly not going to be much like the organisers had originally intentions and a lot of events, which were of course group events, cannot be held for obvious reasons. One of the highlights of the Festival is that each … Continue reading Women’s Festival of Cycling 2020
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
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
The moves to increase cycling in the wake of Covid19 are to be commended, and many councils are trying to make changes to existing road layouts for the benefits of all forms of human powered transport, including just walking about safely, but is this enough and can they do more, or do it better. On … Continue reading Infrastructure – is it fit for purpose?
I don't really see myself as a cyclist. I am just a woman who rides a bicycle, or at least that is how this all started. The average speed of a car in Edinburgh in 7.6mph, and the average speed I get on my Brompton, in the city, is somewhere around 9.5mph, just above 10mph … Continue reading Just a woman on a bicycle?