Archive for the ‘On Other Sites’ Category

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ONDA Cycle – Looks fun!

Saturday April 27, 2013

Found a cool looking ‘bike’ over on Kickstarter.  Looks like a lot of fun.  Take a look!

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57% of UK cyclists jump red lights?!

Monday May 14, 2012

Lies, damn lies, and statistics about red light jumping

Do 57% of UK cyclists jump red lights? One motoring organisation claims so – on very flimsy evidence…

Full story over at the Guardian

 

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Bicycle Storage Ideas

Sunday January 8, 2012

Image from 'Apartment Therapy'

Looking for some ideas about how and where to store your bike, but you’re in a smaller house or apartment?  Head over to Apartment Therapy and have a look at some of the methods they’ve found.  Turn your bike into a wall-mounted masterpiece!

Link: Apartment Therapy

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Cycling’s Economy Boost

Monday August 22, 2011

The BBC is reporting that cycling generates £3bn a year for the UK economy.

It also points out that 3.7 million bikes were sold in the UK during 2010 – an increase of 28% over the previous year.

Full story over on the BBC:
BBC News story

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Go Casey!

Thursday June 9, 2011

A big UK cheer for Casey!  Great video Casey.  🙂

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BBC News: Dangerous Cycling

Wednesday April 13, 2011

MPs could introduce a new offence of causing death by dangerous cycling. But how much of a danger do these two-wheeled travellers really pose?” [BBC News]

… continued over on the BBC News site.

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BBC News Website – Offline

Tuesday March 29, 2011

Oh no!

The BBC News website is down.  What does this mean?  The end of civilisation?!

No, the main BBC site is down too!

Panic!

😉

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Chain Reaction Cycles Hit By Fraud

Thursday March 17, 2011

[From The Register]

A security breach at popular UK-based biking site chainreactioncycles.com has been linked by victims to multiple instances of fraud…

The majority of fraudulent transactions reported seem to involve mobile phone top-ups to either Vodafone or O2, typically two transactions valued at £15 or so for a total fraudulent amount of £30. However, a small percentage of victims have been taken for thousands of pounds…

…Purchases at CRC between March 4 to 12 seem to be those most closely associated with subsequent fraud… [Text from The Register – click here]

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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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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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