Lifestyle

Keep On Pedalling…Please

For many people, it takes riding a bike to realise how marvellous riding a bike can be. For years passionate bike enthusiasts have worked to encourage others to ride bikes, and this has had an impact. Personally, as a Breeze Champion I speak to women Read More …

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Get Who Pedalling?

The current situation with Covid-19 is horrendous in so many ways. I am a big fan of looking on the bright side, but this has been hard to do lately. But there are glimmers of a bright side. For me the bright side comes in Read More …

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Seeing Things Differently

My five (almost six) year old daughter is many things. She is clever, funny, kind, caring, determined, adventurous and beautiful. She is also pedantic, infuriating and prone to almighty meltdowns. I suspect that many parents would describe their children with pretty much the same words. Read More …

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Keep Calm and Carry On….Seriously?!

What Is ‘Normal’ Now? I’m not sure anyone’s life has been ‘normal’ over the past week or so. Mine certainly hasn’t. Two weeks ago, after days of watching the news with increasing anxiety (and increasing obsessiveness) my husband and I decided to take our two Read More …

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Awesome Women

Yesterday morning I went for a Breeze Bike Ride with some awesome women. I thought today, International Women’s Day, would be a good day to write about them. I am not sure that any of the women on that ride realise how awesome they are…or Read More …

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When is a Cycle Route Not a Cycle Route?

This week was ‘The Big Pedal‘ My children’s school – along with the rest of the country – were encouraging pupils to cycle or scoot to school. Not really a problem for us since we travel by cargo bike anyway. I do worry though that Read More …

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The Inequalities of Winter

I cycle all year round, whatever the weather. Winter cycling is not for everyone – it’s cold, frequently dark and occasionally icy. But for me, cycling is still the best way to get to where I need to be. This winter I invested in some Read More …

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Counting the Cost

Last October I was forced to look again at how I transport my two children. In three years of travelling by my beloved bakfiets cargo bike, both children had got to be awful big…and awful heavy. My poor knees were suffering and a diagnosis of 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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Can Cycling Connect Communities?

The Edinburgh Festival of Cycling has been on this week. One of the events I went to was a screening of ‘Why We Cycle’, a film about the impact of cycling on Dutch culture. As cyclists, most of us are aware of the Dutch approach Read More …

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