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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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Living The Dream?

Friday was day 3 of the snow days. It was time to venture out of the house. My eldest is very much an outdoor boy and he had been out every day sledging, throwing snowballs and launching himself into snowdrifts. My youngest is happy outdoors, Read More …

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Appearances Matter

I have a particular interest in getting more women and girls cycling and I have written before about why I believe there are not more women cycling. This is a complex subject and there are many reasons why there are not more women on bikes. In Read More …

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But That’s Cheating!

I was recently very fortunate to be given a free loan of an electric bike (e-bike) for a few days by Edinburgh Bike Cooperative and I have been having a great time trying it out. More posts to follow about riding an e-bike and the Read More …

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