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Improvements to the Kennet and Avon Canal Towpath

Bath and North East Somerset Council has successfully applied for funds to improve the canal towpath and to improve access to the canal from Grosvenor Bridge.  You would imagine that this would be met with universal approval especially as the … Continue reading

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Who still dopes?

We know that professional Bike riders are still caught doping.  However, now many less than in the bad old days of the Armstrong era, but how many still do it and get away with it?  How far can team management … Continue reading

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Four years of real progress in cycling in Bath

Cycling over the past few years has really taken off in Britain and is now very popular with people of all ages, so what has happened in Bath in recent years, during the last administration. 1.  Attitude towards the Two … Continue reading

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Route to Combe Down on the Wellsway and maybe to the Odd Down Circuit

The cycle route to access the Odd Down Cycle Circuit directs people riding bikes up Bloomfield Road from the Two Tunnels Bloomfield open space access and exit point.  Bloomfield Road is hardly cycle friendly, although it does have a 20 … Continue reading

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Birthday Ride

On Monday 22nd September 2014, my partner Nic and I decided to ride from Bristol to Portishead and back, mostly on old railway tracks along the Avon Gorge. Early that morning I had received one of my front teeth as … Continue reading

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City Transport Strategy

Bath’s transport Strategy is now doing the rounds and will be going to Council on 13th November for approval.  I find the strategy rather disappointing.  I had high hopes for a more radical strategy when I managed to get funding … Continue reading

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Commentating on cycling

I have watched a fair amount of cycling on Television over the past month or so.  The coverage given to the Tour de France and the Commonwealth Games cycling events has been fantastic.  To cover the whole of the men’s … Continue reading

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Cycling Investment to keep GB at the top

The revolution in cycling will continue, or will it?  The success of Team GB on the track and Team Sky has faltered this year.  Only four Brits started the Tour de France, owing to non selection and injury. Yet the … Continue reading

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Safer spaces or special clothing?

In a study by Brunel and Bath Universities the research team found that no matter what cyclists wore, it made no difference to how close some motorist overtook. Dr Ian Garrard of Brunel said: This means the solution to stopping … Continue reading

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Bike Contra Flows on one way streets

When I mention contraflows to non cyclists in the UK, I often get comments such as “that’s very dangerous” or “why do anything so silly”. In a country where highways engineers’ first thoughts on traffic control are barriers and traffic … Continue reading

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