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Chew Valley Lake Recreational Trail

In October 2013 I published a highly critical blog post about Bristol Water’s (BW) attitude towards constructing a shared path round the perimeter of Chew Valley Lake, available to people on foot and on bikes. I had been taken on … Continue reading

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Trains and Bikes and Planes – a cautionary tale of taking bikes to Italy

It must be the travelling cyclists’ worst nightmare – to arrive at a foreign airport with a damaged and unrideable bike. That’s what happened to my partner Nic and I in Bologna in 2004. One bicycle had no stem or … Continue reading

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Scrutiny report on 20mph Speed limits is premature

The Government has just published a “Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy” and within this strategy is a notification of a report into speed limits is to be published at the end of this year. The strategy states: “In order to … Continue reading

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Recovering from a hip operation

Although not directly linked to cycling my recent hip replacement has an indirect connection to when I fell off my bike and broke my left femur, nearly 4 years ago.  I then had a “dynamic hip screw” inserted, pinning the … Continue reading

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Travelling by train with Brompton folders

About 10 years ago I bought a Brompton from a friend who had won it in a raffle and didn’t want it.  I love the Brompton, but up until this year I had used the two gear folder for visits … 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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Two Tunnels Code of Conduct

A draft Code has been put together by Frank Tompson from the Two Tunnels Community Group and Jon Usher of Sustrans.  Please make your comments and suggestions for improvements to the draft  through the comments facility on this web site.  … Continue reading

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Guest Post from Jon Usher

Jon is Sustrans Regional Manager and has kindly responded to the post on cycle lane paint and to a comment about signage on the National Cycle Routes. Below Jon clarifies a number of issues about responsibility for signage.  There is … Continue reading

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