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 …

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 …

An Opinion Worth Sharing?

It has been one of those weeks when it feels like everyone has felt the need to share their opinions about my cycling with me. It started with the school run by cargo bike. Two taxi drivers have felt the need to point at me Read More …

A Cargo Crisis

UPDATE: Since I wrote this post, Babboe have issued a safety warning. Please do read this if you are considering buying a Babboe, especially if you are buying secondhand. I wrote a review of my Babboe City-E cargo bike last September after using it for Read More …

Too Close For Comfort

Cycling Scotland are currently running a fantastic campaign highlighting the dangers of vehicles passing bikes without allowing sufficient space (close passes). I am delighted to be involved in the campaign. I have also spoken to a number of people who feel that drivers are frequently Read More …

“Cyclists Just Annoy Me”

I had a conversation in the playground this week which was depressing, educational, annoying, bewildering and frustrating all at once. I learned a lot about how some drivers think. But I have no idea what to do with what I learned. I was chatting with Read More …

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 …

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 …

Whose Role Models?

Cycling has enjoyed a massive growth in popularity in the UK and beyond over the past few years. More and more people are getting on their bikes. More and more people are watching cycling on TV and more and more people are following their favourite Read More …

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 …