News Archives - Cycling

Amsterdam wasn’t always Amsterdam

Whenever you hear “we’re not Amsterdam” when imagining a better city, don’t forget that half a century ago neither was Amsterdam. David Attenborough’s Blue Planet wasn’t the first time a piece of footage helped drive environmental change. Another poignant example of television that galvanised people power was broadcast in the Netherlands in the early 1970s. According to the website bicycledutch:…

Carry on camping…by bicycle

The preoccupation in Britain with cycling as a sport makes it easy to overlook other aspects of life on two wheels. For example, cycle touring is a pursuit as old as the bicycle itself. Now reinvented as ‘bikepacking’ the business of setting off to ride and camp, taking with you only as much as you can carry, is as pure…

Double parking for cycles and e-scooters to boost micromobility

More cycles, cargo bikes and e-scooters on our streets are causing a shortage of parking spaces for these ‘micromoblities.’ Parking must double rapidly based on rising cycling levels, the roll-out of e-scooter hire trials and other factors, says new research from the London Cycling Campaign’s Policy Forum. “Decarbonising road transport by 2030 will require a massive expansion of secure, convenient…

Make some noise for the bicycle air horn

Inattentive motorists can kill cyclists. The Air Zound bike horn emits a 115 decibel blast that will let even the most distracted driver know you’re there. The handlebar-mounted air horn draws from a air reservoir attached to your water bottle cage or other convenient location using the velcro provided. After around 50 blasts of the horn the reservoir needs refilling…

Relaxed hours for HGV drivers will increase road danger

In response to a shortage of HGV drivers that threatened to lead to empty supermarket shelves, the government has decided relax rules this month for how long lorry drivers can work. According to the transport secretary, Grant Shapps on Twitter this week: “We’re aware of a shortage of HGV drivers, so I’m announcing a temp extension of drivers’ hours rules…