Cycle Rants

Cycle safety is important. People need to feel safe on their bikes if they are going to take up cycling, enjoy cycling and continue cycling. For many of us who ride bikes, close passes and random abuse can be a daily occurrence.

But it’s not all negative. A good rant can be positive too. Cycling can can inspire pure joy and connect our communities in wonderful ways.

Should children be  cycling on the roads? Why don’t cyclists pay ‘road tax’? What should a ‘cycle path’ look like? Read all about it in Mummy’s Gone A Cycle’s Cycle Rants below

 

2022 Highway Code Changes: Making Roads Safer?

On 29th January 2022, a number of changes to the UK Highway Code come into force. According to the UK government, these changes are aimed at making our roads safer for vulnerable users. But...

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Why I Will Not (always) Cycle Single File

Few things about cyclists seem to enrage motorists as much as those who cycle two-abreast. (At least, few things which people on bikes actually do. Obviously there’s always the whole imaginary all cyclists jump...

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A Cycle Of Gender Inequality?

Last week I wrote about how fear of traffic is preventing some people from choosing to cycle for transport, and forcing them into their cars. It has proved to be one of my most...

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Why Not Cycle?

I have been keeping to my plan of going for a walk every day. Yesterday, a friend and her son joined my son and I for a walk. They live just under two miles...

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If You’ve Got Nothing Nice To Say…

I’ve been pretty quiet on here lately. I’ve not written a blog post for a while and I’ve also been trying to avoid social media. There are lots of reasons for this, the general...

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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....

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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...

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“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...

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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...

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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...

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