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New Year Message From The Chair

Last January, I decided to call a meeting to launch the idea of a Cycling Embassy to promote the idea of better cycle infrastructure design and implementation. As the Internet was able to bring home the bicycle riding experiences of people overseas, I started to consider my own experiences campaigning at local and national level and how futile it seemed in the context of a country that’s not only wedded to the motor car but seemed to view any other mode as an obstacle to progress resulting in street designs utterly hostile to anything without an engine.

The Almost Christmas Bike Blog Roundup ...

Welcome to the last CEoGB Bike blog round up of the year as we’ll be taking a bit of a Christmas break for the next fortnight.

Blog Roundup (8)

Well, I’d rather hoped that this week would be all about sharing some new-to-me blogs, the discovery of which is one of the minor perks of doing this weekly roundup. Such as the blog of Josie Dew, adventurer and cyclist, who is now taking on the dangerous beasts of the UK countryside, its drivers (and I’m still not entirely sure whether ‘Nihola Gay’ is a brilliant or slightly sick name for a cargo bike.

Blog (and a bit of local newspaper) roundup (7)

A week that begun in great high spirits with the annual London Tweed Run (sorry, Ralph Lauren Tweed Run) and a … well we’re not quite sure what it was in Dublin but it looked fun, ended once more with the all too familiar story as reports the death of yet another female cyclist at the

Blog Roundup (6)

This week was Road Safety Week, so let’s start with Magnatom using up another of his nine lives (in a nice touch, the driver slowed and gave a little wave at him – perhaps he had seen his little confessional earlier) (and if you missed the fact that it was Road Safety Week, you are not alone: it seems most drivers missed the memo, even trying to take out our own pr

Blog Roundup (5)

Today is the World Day of Remembrance for victims of road traffic and it’s been a week of remembrance on the Bike Blogs too.

Take to the Open Road...

Naturally Cycling Manchester was the worthy winner of the Cycling Embassy Summer Poster Competition. Here she talks a little about what inspired her to choose the design she did – and to take to the open road herself in a dress and pretty shoes

Blog Roundup - tour du danger special

We make no apologies for the London-centric nature of this roundup this week, with the big story being the Tour du Danger, the flash ride through London’s ten most dangerous junctions organised by Cyclists in the City and the Embassy’s own Mark Ames of ibikelondon.

Blog Roundup (3)

This was a week that started with Halloween and ended with bonfire night, and not just another London cyclists fighting for her life but a further reminder (in the shape of the horriffic M5 crash) that our car-dependent infrastructure harms us all, not just cyclists. Our thoughts go out to everyone caught up in that carnage and the emergency services who had to deal with it.

A Cycling Campaign is Born

A mere German person, simply used to cycling as a means of getting-out-and-about and good cycling provision, I was in severe shock when I first saw Newcastle’s crazy cycle network. If it was a spider’s web, it would not hold together. But didn’t somebody say riding a bicycle is easy?


Photo: Typical bicycle in Germany. Old. Functional.


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