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The Great Big Bike Make it Better Bike Blog Roundup

It's not been the best week for cycling, particularly as air pollution hits dangerous levels before spring has barely got into its stride, but before we get into that, plus lethal HGVs and the grumpiest general election campaign since the last one, let's remind ourselves why it's important: because bikes are a cheap way to tackle intractable problems (politicians take note) and yet

The Great Big Fool Me Once More Fool Me Bike Blog Roundup

It's always tricky doing the bike blog round up over April the first as it's never entirely clear which posts are April fools and which are in earnest.

The Great Big Seeing the Light Bike Blog Roundup

With the clocks 'springing forward' - at least in the UK (other time zones and hemispheres are available) - there seemed to be quite a few blogs about 'seeing the light' in one way or another; those aha moments that reframe the way you see the world, whether it's an open street event that changes people's relationship with the city, or a threatened highway project that changed a whole nation's relationship with

The Great Big Priorities Please Bike Blog Roundup

Before we start this week's roundup, get your priorities straight and mark your diary for this year's Cycling Embassy Gathering and Cycling Infrastructure Summit which will be held in Leicester on the weekend of the 27th/28th June - Chair Mark Treasure explains the issues of managing junctions, and particularly priority for bikes - althou

A Question of Priority

Across Britain we're starting to see the first signs of new cycling infrastructure - cycleways on main roads, protected from motor traffic, being built in cities like Bristol, Manchester, Leicester, Brighton and London.

The Great Big Every Day is Mother's Day Bike Blog Roundup

Sunday was Mothers' Day (in the UK, anyway), and what with that and International Women's Day last Sunday and the Women's National Bicycling Forum (with first impressions here and here from Grease Rag) in the US there was quite a feminine flavour to the week.

The Great Big What Katie Did Next Blog Roundup

The big news this week was the launch of Pedal on Parliament 2015 with a lovely video, Katie Cycles to School.

Katie Cycles to Parliament ...

Pedal on Parliament posterAs well as my involvement in the Cycling Embassy, I'm also one of the organisers of Pedal on Parliament, the national Scottish cycling campaign.

The Great Big Mardi Gras Bike Blog Roundup

It's been a holiday sort of week this week, with carnival season in the Netherlands demonstrating how the Dutch dress for the destination, not for the journey - followed by Lent, prompting the Bishop of Ramsbury to give up driving and discover just how far cars have become embedded even into the life of the church.


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