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I never thought I would ride a fixed gear bike anywhere but the velodrome. Last month I gave it a go and since then I haven't looked back. I am fixie convert.

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The most pressing short-term needs are, explaining to people who use motor-vehicles on public roads why people on bicycles need to claim time and space, and [ ... ]

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Moving the furniture, the kerbs and the lines on the highway may mitigate the threat of motor-traffic but if we want to solve - rather than ameliorate - the problem [ ... ]

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Embracing The Fixed Gear

Duncan Palmer

I never thought I would ride a fixed gear bike anywhere but the velodrome. Last month I gave it a go and since then I haven't looked back. I am fixie convert.

"We Are Normal And We Want Our Freedom"

Patrick Field

The most pressing short-term needs are, explaining to people who use motor-vehicles on public roads why people on bicycles need to claim time and space, and [ ... ]

Death On The Pavement

Patrick Field

Moving the furniture, the kerbs and the lines on the highway may mitigate the threat of motor-traffic but if we want to solve - rather than ameliorate - the problem [ ... ]

Is The-new-golf The New Cricket?

Patrick Field

Cycling is the new golf, but is it the new cricket?

Blood And Blue Paint

Patrick Field

Are 'Cycle-Superhighways' a new category of municipal displacement activity? Containment Infrastructure?

Back To The Future

Patrick Field

Take a snapshot of today's conditions and breaking the cultural, and physical, domination of the automobile seems like an impossible dream. In a longer historical [ ... ]

Poetry In Motion

Duncan Palmer

There are many famous quotes associated with cycling that are useful to make note of. Armed with such a soundbite one can convey attitudes to bikes, feelings of [ ... ]

Space For Cycling Protest Ride

Harry Cockburn

As our glass capsule on the London Eye inched to the top of its vertiginous revolution, I knocked back a second glass of champagne and looked down at the distorted [ ... ]

Dunwich Dynamo XXI; Never Mind How Many Hours, What About Finesse?

Patrick Field

Cycle-sport is perverse. If you want to go fast get a motor-cycle. The point of riding a push bike is to enjoy the journey.

Reclaiming The Earth

Patrick Field

The fashion for one-way streets is long passed its sell-by-date.

Preparing For The Prudential Ride London 100 Sportive

Tom Hennessy

A bike ride is an endlessly shifting narrative of alliances, obligations, rewards and sacrifices, and those who participate affirm their membership by shouldering [ ... ]

Ride On R.B.

Patrick Field

Richard Ballantine's analysis of the value and joy of cycling will never fade.

Yabba Dabba Doo The King Is Gone

Patrick Field

The World's most celebrated drink driver is gone. The link between motor-dependence and freedom just got weaker.

Light Commercial, Heavy Domestic

Patrick Field

Cargo bikes are glamourous, practical and fun. Mike Burrows' 8Freight is to be mass-produced. Are you ready for the era of the aviation-grade wheelbarrow?

Visions In Suburbia

Patrick Field

Nobody ever went for a ride on a policy statement but if bicycle madness can spread into Outer London nowhere in Britain will be safe from contagion.

Discerning Cyclist Spring Classics

Ste Johnson

With most cycle wear companies operating a bit behind normal fashion retailers only a few have started bringout new lines as the season has changed over but as March [ ... ]

London Bridges

Duncan Palmer

Like most people, I hate an awkward silence. I despise not being able to think of anything to talk about with someone. It feels like I have failed if a conversation [ ... ]

You Know Where You Are With A Map

Maps are exciting, they equate directly to adventure.

'Just Ride' By Grant Petersen - Book Review

Patrick Field

Why do so many explanations of a preferred riding style go on to assert that this personal style is the one-true-path?

Japan By Bike

Duncan Palmer

I used to live in Japan, back in 2007. Those were largely days of little worry for me; a carefree time when I would try and teach English to people (normally to a [ ... ]

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