Tag Archives: transport

Drink Driving and Food…

I was surprised by this article, and i’m sure many others will be also… Can you get drunk on boozy food? So please think about the alcohol you are maybe eating, as well as drinking, if you intend to be driving. Better still, just quit alcohol altogether and save yourself the worry – no more read more »

Reasons To Cycle Early – My First Polecat…

People usually look at me like i’m quite mad when they find out that i go out cycling between 4.30 and 5.00 am. The main reason i do this is because there’s hardly any mettle monsters on the roads. Not only is this safer, but also a hell of a lot less stressful and also read more »

Cycling Keeps You Young…

Finally a bit of proof that cycling keeps you young… ‘The secret of eternal youth: skin-tight Lycra and a bicycle’. What annoys me is the reporter, Steve Connor, who just couldn’t help himself to mention ‘skin-tight Lycra’ in their title and also in the article. So i sent a letter of complaint to the Independant… read more »

Burn Fat Not Oil…

The greatest piece of weight loss equipment ever invented… Really good for fitness also. It’s so easy to burn off 20 kilograms of fat in a year riding a good bike for an hour a day – peddle at 90rpm cadence until your HRM says you burned 500 calories. And the benefit to your immediate read more »

#BELIEVE …

A great video by Shimano… Now go and buy a bike, buy your child(ren) a bike, buy your partner a bike, and get out there and enjoy the world as it should be enjoyed, on a bike. Loose weight, get fit, get healthy, live a better life, have fun, enjoy your local area, what’s not read more »

Cycling With Headphones…

The BBC are having a bit of a fit on cycling at the moment. Their latest one is ‘Headphones dilemma for cyclists’. Anyone watching the video must come to the same conclusion as i do. Why are you taking calls on your mobile phone while cycling? I’m not sure what’s worse, waiting for calls on read more »

Cycling (again)…

It looks like the BBC is having a bit of a cycle safety season…. about time too. Unfortunately, more cyclists are being injured or killed on our roads, which one might think strange when there are less people using bicycles regularly now than 40-50 years ago when i was a child. But then, there’s far read more »

Cycling Safely…

So today in the news… Readers’ radical solutions to protect cyclists While i agree with some of the points made, i really don’t think that list is very good for keeping people safe on bicycles. I’ve been a life long cyclist and spent over 12 years living and cycling in London – so i know read more »