Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Martyn Ashton showing us how its done

My lingering thoughts after this extremely impressive video was, "how the hell does this guy not get any punctures?" Take a look and you'll see what I mean...

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Is this the best looking wardrobe around?

This popped up in our Twitter feed this week courtesy of Bicycle Basecamp. Absolutely love it!

I've already been looking in to making my own now :)

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin says cyclists must "do their bit" on road safety

I seem to be seeing more and more that cyclists are being told they need to do more to help with their safety on the roads. Do you agree?

cycling safety

Secretary of State for Transport Patrick McLoughlin has told the Conservative Party Conference that cyclists “need to do their bit” in ensuring roads become safer. His remarks come a week after his shadow cabinet counterpart, Maria Eagle, urged the government to implement the manifesto of The Times newspaper’s Cities Fit For Cycling campaign.

"This was the summer that Britain got cycling,” said Mr McLoughlin, after highlighting the Olympics as a major project that Britain had delivered. "The number of people cycling is soaring, but the number of accidents has gone up too. We've got to change that.

"We've got to build safety into our roads for everyone that means better design and better education too because this isn't just about getting motorists to take care, it is also about getting cyclists to do their bit too."

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Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Cycling became more dangerous last year, official figures reveal

The Times reveals more bad news for cyclists in the UK :(

Cycling became more dangerous last year, when the rate of cyclists killed and seriously injured rose sharply, official figures showed today.

The rate of cyclists killed and seriously injured measured as a proportion of distance travelled rose by 9 per cent in 2011. It was the third consecutive year in which the rate of death and serious injury amongst cyclists had increased.

The data undermined Government claims that it is becoming ever-more safe to cycle as increased numbers of cyclists take to the roads in Britain. The figures also provoked calls for an urgent inquiry into the apparent decline of road safety.

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100-year-old cyclist rides 100km

100 year old cyclist

It just goes to show that old age shouldn't get in the way of a full and active life!

A French centenarian became the fastest cyclist of his age when he covered 100 km (62 miles) at an average speed of just over 23 km/h (14.3mph).

Robert Marchand, a former fireman and boxing enthusiast from Paris, who will celebrate his 101st birthday in November, had been training every day for months to cross the finish line in under five hours.

"I did better than expected," he said at the velodrome in Lyon, southeast France, where he completed the 300 laps in 4 hours, 17 minutes, 27 seconds, averaging 23.305 km/h.

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Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Fastest ever bike change?

This video seems to be going viral this week, so we thought we'd also share it here on the blog. Is this one of the fastest change-overs you've seen?

You may have to rewind and watch it a few times before you see it!


Wales set to launch its own national cycling team

Wales have confirmed that they will set up their own cycling team of the back of the success of Great Britain's cycling team in this year's Olympic Games.

Welsh Cycling is to set up Team SWI WC on 3 October at Wales International Velodrome, Newport. 
The move comes on the back of unprecedented success of Great Britain's cyclists in the velodrome at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.  

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