The Women's World Tour is back in action with the 2020 Strade Bianche, won by Annemiek van Vleuten (Mitchelton-Scott). Did you see it on the TV? No, me neither. It wasn't that I didn't want to see it, but that I could find it on any of the several hundred channels I have of digital … Continue reading Women’s Racing – why is it so hard to watch?
The Prime Minister Boris Johnson has launched an ambitious plan to boost cycling and walking in England, with a commitment to creating thousands of miles of new protected bike lanes, cycle training for all, and the first ever zero-emission transport city. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: "From helping people get fit and healthy and lowering … Continue reading £2bn active travel revolution?
Government website crashes within hours of opening The Government launched the voucher scheme last night but it was so oversubscribed the site crashed within minutes of going online. Checking in on the site this morning and all the vouchers have now gone. The scheme is designed for those eligible, in England only at the moment, … Continue reading £50 Voucher!
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
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
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
On 31st May 2017, 23yr old medical student, Zhi Min Soh, was killed when she was run over by the driver of a Rabbie's Tours, Mercedes 16-seater minibus in the centre of Edinburgh, at the junction between Princes Street and Lothian Road. At the time, there was much speculation that her bicycle's wheel, which had … Continue reading Will lessons be learned from the tragic death of Zhi Min Soh?