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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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