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Roger’s views on cycling.

Should wearing cycle helmets be compulsory?

I have noticed that many people cycling in Oxford do not wear helmets. Is this because people feel safe on Oxford roads? Or is the demographic predominantly young and less worried about crashes? Whether or not to wear helmets has … Continue reading

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Riding a bike in Oxford

 My partner and I moved to Iffley in Oxford nearly three months ago. We had lived in Combe Down in Bath for the past 25 years. We had a number of reasons for moving to Oxford, not least among them … Continue reading

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Cyclists Dismount – or not

A favourite sign in the Bath area is “cyclists dismount”. I will share a selection of those I have noticed in this post, but you will all have your own examples.  “Cyclists dismount” signs are a common sight for people … Continue reading

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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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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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London Road changes make road worse for cyclists

A  £750K project on London Road has not improved the lot of cyclists living in or cycling through the area.  This is the main entry to the city from the east and has long had problems with air quality and … Continue reading

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20 mph Speed Limits

Three months ago I wrote an article for the Local Government Association’s weekly magazine “First” in a section called “Last Word”, about 20 mph speed limits.  Implementing 20 mph speed limits is one of the 10 commitments in the Times … Continue reading

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Welcome to my new website

Hello. I’m Roger Symonds and this is my new cycling blog.

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