The world has run out of bikes!

Billed as the most efficient machine on the planet, the bicycle started to gain popularity at the beginning of the last century and thanks to those early riders our roads were paved proving good news for the newly emerging motor vehicle market. Move on fifty years and the nation moved by bicycle. Such was the…

Call for WSCC to act now for safer roads

The West Sussex Cycle Forum have issued this press release calling for West Sussex County Council to act now to make our roads safer. People want to ride their bikes.  The West Sussex Cycle Forum calls for urgent action to keep it that way.   A surge in cycling since the COVID 19 lockdown began…

Worthing loves driving

Worthing is a wonderful town in a beautiful county. Or should I say it was. In 2006 James Brathewaite, the head of SEEDA (South East Economic Development Association) addressed most of our borough councillors and prominent local business owners in a packed Pier Pavilion. His opening statement shook the pier to its rusted iron foundations. …

Worthing’s Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan

You could easily argue that we live in what is probably the worst town in the worst county with regard to cycling, cycling infrastructure and the statistics for killed or seriously injured. Of course, there is always an upside to every problem, or injury, we live in one of the most cars biased locations in…

Do you cycle on the pavement?

Do you cycle on the pavement? I do. Sometimes I just want to enjoy my ride home without the fear that it might be my last. West Sussex may lack cycling infrastructure but it has plenty of pavements. You may have noticed that people of all ages and gender are cycling on Worthing’s pavements. Get…

Road safety in Worthing

I wrote the piece below and was wondering how I could précis it so that it could appear in the Worthing Herald when I got news that a friend, who days before I had said that he ought to get back on his bike, was knocked down by an over taking car. The car sped…

What is it with British drivers?

A couple of weeks ago I went to London (Teddington). It was quite a joyous experience despite the fact that I was driving. It was a Sunday and from Dorking on there were bikes everywhere. The closer we got to the capital the more bikes there were. On the single carriageway roads traffic was moving…

Cyclist can be idiots to, don’t always blame the drivers

Last evening’s ride looked like fun with a lot of new faces. I try to greet them all as many riders often younger keep themselves to themselves and that is when you get that cold, exclusive feeling sometimes joining a new cycle group. The Tuesday ride is far from that, on the contrary, there is…