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

 

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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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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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