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Fixies – bikes or hipster jewellery?

I have to admit that I’m not a keen cyclist. Don’t get me wrong, I think bikes are great; wonderful objects that serve a noble purpose. A to B using your legs - practical, economical, ecological and fun. I’m no enthusiast but what is there to really dislike? To me bikes are a timeless contraption and a rather warmly remembered childhood friend. I have the clichéd memory of my stabilisers coming off: Dad run ...

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A Future British Hero?

All cycling eyes recently have been on the Yellow Jersey chase in France and the Velodrome in Glasgow, Chris Froome and Mark Cavendish both exited the Tour de France early on and although Sir Bradley got Silver at the Commonwealth Games, everyone had hoped for Gold and a triumphant return to the track….. Whilst the above were taking place there was something else going on in the cycling world. It was the B. ...

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Thank you, BMX stunt Boris!

When the scheme for the Barclays Cycle Hire was announced, critics all over London hi-fived each other. It was seen as game-changing and people pointed and laughed at those silly 4-wheeled vehicles that took up most of the road. “Cars? Those things are soooo 2009.” This bright idea was going to change the way Londoners commuted to work. The mayor of London, Boris Johnson, licked his chops at the thought of ...

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