Cycle Safety

Running the School-Run Gauntlet

I have been doing the ‘school-run’ by cargo bike for around four years now. Actually, it started as the playgroup run, then became the nursery run, then the playgroup and nursery run, then the school and nursery run. I am looking forward to next year Read More …

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When stress relief becomes stressful

I ride bikes for many reasons, for fitness, for racing, for fun and for transport. Bikes are my main means of transport. I have a car but I rarely use it. Sometimes I travel on my own bike, more often I travel on the cargo Read More …

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You Should Know That…

I had a confrontation with a taxi driver the other day. Those of you who regularly ride bikes may well think that this is nothing new. But it was.This was a confrontation that wasn’t a confrontation. I was cycling along a cycle route, back towards Read More …

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Road Lice?

I missed Pedal on Parliament this year due to an unfortunate birthday party clash. Still, it is something I wholeheartedly support so when I saw an article on the BBC Facebook page, I read it. Then I read the comments below the article. This was Read More …

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A law unto themselves?

I am not alone in being somewhat infuriated by the announcement of a review into whether a new law is needed to tackle dangerous cycling. However, today I thought about it a bit more logically. Now I’m even more infuriated….because I find myself agreeing with Read More …

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But I do pay car tax

I man drove his car at us when we were on the cargo bike this morning. By us, I mean myself, my 5 year old and my 3 year old. He drove his car straight at us. He wasn’t driving particularly fast, to be fair. Read More …

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“That woman with the bike”

Pretty soon after I started using the cargo bike on a daily basis, I realised that I was no longer just ‘a cyclist’ to the people I came across. I became “that woman with the bike”. I know this because I have a friend who Read More …

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