Archive for March, 2011

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Anti-Helmet

Monday March 14, 2011

Guardian LogoCycling groups launch petition against Northern Ireland bike helmet law

Campaigners say the law would deter cyclists which would affect public health, the environment and traffic levels. [Guardian]

I’m against compulsory cycle-helmets.  I don’t want one, I don’t need one.  If I’m cylcing on a racing/road bike then I would probably get one due to the speed of the ride, but when I’m on my Trek or Dahon I don’t want to wear a helmet.

My ‘helmet or not’ poll is still running…

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Nokia DC-14 Bike Charger

Sunday March 13, 2011

Charge your mobile phone as you cycle!

Use your own eco-friendly pedal power to charge your phone for free, while you ride

Quick facts

* Mobile phone charger – at only 12 km/h it charges as efficiently as common Nokia mains mobile chargers

* Easy to install and easy on the wallet

* Durable dirt and weather resistant design for reliable performance all year round

* Attaches your Nokia phone securely to your bike

* Eco-friendly – for a lower carbon footprint and a lower electricity bill

* Compatible with most of Nokia’s latest mobile phones (any Nokia phone that takes a 2mm pin mains charger)

 

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Bicycle Beauty

Friday March 11, 2011

BBC ImageThe Beeb has a photo set from Michael Embacher capturing some interesting looking bike from the past 90 years.

Head over to:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-12668503

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Feeling The Need To Cycle

Monday March 7, 2011

It’s March and I’m now feeling the need to get out on the bike and ride.

I am planning on cleaning out the shed this weekend and then cleaning the bikes. There are a few mods to the Trek lined up too.

Need to ride!

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Kent Air Ambulance

Sunday March 6, 2011

KAANow supporting Kent Air Ambulance.

“The Kent Air Ambulance Trust is a registered charity established in 1989 to relieve sick and injured people in South East England and surrounding areas by providing a Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) and air ambulance service for the benefit of the community.

Every penny of the £1.7 million it costs each year to keep the life-saving helicopter in our skies 365 days a year comes from individuals, groups, businesses, companies and clubs from all over Kent.”  [Kent Air Ambulance Website]

 

 

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