The future is bright – the future is bike

It’s hard to imagine quite how our car mad nation is going to change over the next few years. I went up to the Surrey Hills on Sunday and the roads and trails were packed with cyclists: tourists, wannabe racers, sportive riders, XC guys and the new style gnarly North Downs free rider. What a…

Road rage – never justified even if you are a cyclist

I had an incident last night. Riding home, lights a blaze and keeping my eyes peeled, I was just cruising, I wasn’t in a rush. As I approached my turning I started to indicate and pull out. I usually pull out before every central refuge just to slow the cars down before they cut in….

Welcome back to work!

We’ve enjoyed over two weeks of easy, even social, commuting. Not so today! No Christmas cheer, no New Years greetings, just pure British driving aggression. This is what roads are for, being anti social, “I’m in my steel coffin to F  off outa my way – I own this space…………..” Pray for snow, floods, road…

Accident and the invisible cyclist

I had another excuse today: lifts, and lots of them. With all this driving around town I had a first hand chance to see how invisible cyclists are. It was pouring with rain last night and I was following a cyclist down Lyndhurst Road. I was just behind him as he entered the roundabout by…