Tag Archives: Cycling

Meanwhile, back in Bath…..

Earlier this week Bath hosted the end of Stage 5 of the Tour of Britain (cycling).  There was great celebration by our local council, and lots of publicity for the event. Many of us turned out on a lovely late summer … Continue reading

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New York parks – part 1: Brooklyn Bridge Park

Of all the places we went in New York, the parks stand out for me as the places that really wowed me the most.  This is the first in a series of posts about the various parks we visited.  What … Continue reading

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Another challenge

This time an old one – a reminder of the cycling challenge I did almost 11 years ago, to celebrate my 50th birthday that year. It feels like a lifetime ago, so much has happened in those years since, but … Continue reading

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Seeing differently: car-free Paris in the autumn (with added wheels): Part 2 – free from cars

Oh, how strange!  I thought I had posted this last week, but somehow didn’t.  Was of course meant to be between part 1 and part 3!  Better late than not at all….. This is the second of my Paris posts, … Continue reading

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Seeing differently: urban cycling the gentle way – building the Happy City

Here’s another version of my vision of how I’d like my home city to be. Ferrara, northern Italy.  Photos taken (by Malcolm) one afternoon in the summer, about 4 years ago.  The photos below are from a series he took within 5 … Continue reading

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Seeing differently: active travel revisited – changing the conversation

We were talking about this over supper the other night (a delicious meal all home grown and home cooked by our lovely neighbours).  We were mulling over why it is that a very aggressive and negative image of cycling seems … Continue reading

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Active travel

We all know that we have a growing obesity crisis in this country.  We all know that traffic congestion is getting worse, and that the fumes (and invisible particulates) are poisoning our air and ourselves.  We all know that the … Continue reading

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