Archive for April 2013

Get Britain Cycling: "redesigning our roads, streets and communities"

Via the CTC I received an email from Jon Snow the other day informing me that the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group (APPCG) is aiming for 10% of trips by bike by 2025 and 25% by 2050, and £10 per person per year in funding for cycling. Those are the headlines of the APPCG's Get […]

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Cycling up down Ilkley Moor

Ilkley Moor In Skipton, as we set off to cycle up Ilkley Moor, an elderly chap shouted: "Tiny Thomas!" "Who's Tiny Thomas?"

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Google Earth .kmz to BaseCamp .gpx

A slight update to Creating a GPS cycle route on Google Earth. Things have a habit of moving on, and that includes converting a Google Earth .kmz file into a Garmin BaseCamp file I can then transfer to my Garmin GPS unit. Things move on but they don't necessarily get any simpler. I still use […]

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Cateye Micro Computer (CC-MC200W) – First Impressions

Santa brought me a GPS this year but I still like to have a computer on my bike. At the moment I only use the GPS to claim Audax Altitude points or for venturing into foreign parts, otherwise the simplicity of a bike computer suits me fine. I have had a spell of breaking things […]

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Cycling in the year 2040

The future of cycling (image courtesy of CTC) In 2040 I will be 92 and one year older than my father when he finally became too old to cycle. That is 27 years from now. Possibly, given that life expectancy in the western world is on the increase, I will still be cycling maybe ten […]

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Let's cycle to Limbrick

Windless, cloudless, it's almost a perfect morning. Just 3.5 degrees. The sky is hazy blue but towards the east the light is gold. Limbrick is a tiny village about half way between our house and where Bradley Wiggins lives. In all the years I've been cycling I have never (knowingly) seen Sir Bradley although Jason […]

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Big Smile

Skull cap: check. Helmet: check. Merino wool layers: check. Cycling shorts: check. Long pants: check. Long-fingered gloves: check. Cycling shoes: check (note to self: replace). Wind breaker: check. Tyres: check. Chain: check. Water: check.

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'Women's Cycling' Magazine

I'm quite used to cycling being dominated by men. I'm the only woman in the group I cycle with on Sundays and I can't say that it worries me at all. As a kid I was always a tomboy and as a cyclist I just feel like one of the lads but on the rare […]

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