There’s definitely something strange going on out there in the Bike World. You only have to look outside your window and there are more people riding bicycles than ever – all sorts of bikes ridden by all sorts of people, everywhere.
Not just that, but there are people in power saying things about transport policy that they don’t normally say. They are giving away vouchers to get your bike fixed and it seems that bike shops just can’t cope with it all – especially with all the additional restrictions and difficulties in place around Covid-19.
So strange as it may seem, let’s all look forward to a Brave New Bike World. Pinch yourself. Is it really real?
The @BBCCNEWS are reporting here the “Push for Cycling”, which is brilliant – but do we really need the insinuation of safety concerns when you’re more likely to be injured gardening than you are cycling on UK roads?
It’s great that cycling is shown to be at the forefront of the agenda, but lets not put barriers in the way.
Here’s a great story as @sustrans has created a tool to let people share their views on newly created emergency cycling and walking infrastructure.
Wouldn’t it be great to keep that infrastructure in place and have a legacy that creates some good out of all the bad stuff that has happened during the Cornona Crisis.
We must find a way to keep bikes safer on the roads once lockdown has lifted. Although, you’re more likely to have an accident gardinging than you are cycling on UK roads, the public perception is that iit is unsafe.
It’s been one of the major benefits of lockdown, reduced car traffic and pollution – let’s make sure we try and keep some of that good stuff.
What are the best tyres for commuting? Here’s a great guide, but be warned, only use the Schwalbe Marathon Plus if you enjoy riding through treacle! I’ve used them, and you instantly notice how much harder it is to ride.
And where would we be without good old Gatorskins.
There’s been a 677% year-on-year sales uplift of £500+ bikes due to #Lockdown. That is #phenomenal and represents an eye-opening game-changing shift in transport choices. Wouldn’t it be lovely to see more bikes and less cars on our roads. See here for more details: https://buff.ly/2TplZCX#bike#cyclinglife