The stone age answer to the A27 traffic issue

Here’s a quick summary of the proposals in the A27 upgrade scheme Public Consultation Brochure. Anything in quotation marks “” is the exact wording from the document. My text is in italics. Walking and cycling “We intend to maintain current walking and cycling routes (What? There are none! OK, the Grove Lodge roundabout circumnavigation!!!) and…

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…

E-bikes may make us more European!

Why, you might ask? They are giving riders and the county new opportunities. You can save time and money too. Let me tell about a few riders with electric bikes. My daughter’s boyfriend is young (25), fit and strong. He works ten miles from home and has a semi off road route to work. He…

How far is too far? (To commute)

I usually cycle into the shop. It takes about 10 minutes and I believe that it is one of the single most important parts of my fitness. It provides the launch pad for all other activities. People often make too big a deal about exercise, joining clubs, getting coaches, buying kit etc but they overlook…

Worthing should be a nice place to cycle, walk, live in….

Monday, I was at a meeting to discuss cycle routes for a map to be produced by West Sussex County Council. Looking at and knowing the town, other than the Prom, there are no possible safe cycle routes to be recommended to novices, children and families to ride, however, we did our best to look…

Winter and wet but still worth riding. Endura Photon jacket

This morning I read about the various C2C routes that we have in England. I was inspired. So instead of riding to the shop to pick up my Garmin equipped road machine to record another ride on Strava I went for a cruise on the tourer. Riding over Titch Hill I was not alone, I…

Making the most of the conditions

There is usually plenty to write about and plenty of miles to record, however, there’s not much “proper” riding going on. Last week I knew that I couldn’t ride on the Sunday so rode as much as I could in short sharp bursts which was not good as I am injured. A couple of Sundays…

Does cycling make you sexy?

I have to ask this question or perhaps I should add: does cycling make you detestable to the opposite sex? In the less than a week I have had four “incidents”. Three Buzzes, this is where a car goes out of its way to pass you much closer at speed than is necessary and one…

I can ride but that’s it

I rode in today which was so nice after using the van all week. I’m still sore but pedalling is OK. I did a family shop at Sainsbury’s and met James and Jemma with their six week old bundle of joy. James can’t race as he’s ill which puts my injury into perspective.  My pains…