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A bike for life, not landfill

In cities blighted by congestion and polluted air, bicycles offer a practicable answer by providing environmentally benign transport. However, most of the bikes we buy are heavy, poorly made designs destined ultimately for the shed or landfill. Our European cousins have embraced the concept of utility cycling and cargo bikes – the Transit vans of the bicycle world. Unfortunately, the…

Case for presumed liability revisited by government

The pros and cons of introducing presumed liability to protect vulnerable road users are to be researched by the government. Presumed liability makes motorists financially liable for collisions with pedestrians or cyclists. Only when the pedestrian or cyclist is proved to be negligent does the driver avoid paying compensation through their insurance. The principle recognises that the drivers of faster, heavier vehicles…

carryyymy: What a carry on

Like all the best ideas, carryyygum is simple. A variation of the humble bungee cord, the device straps to three points on your bicycle’s handlebars or frame to safely secure smaller items like clothes, books, a newspaper, handbag, parcel, lunchbox etc. Win yourself a carryyygum  We have an orange carryyygum to give away. Simply leave a comment at the bottom…

Red lines over yellow lines: Our inability to tackle problem parking

As a driver, it’s easy to feel a sense of entitlement over the road space outside one’s home, but what value should be placed upon it? Southsea council has this week introduced resident parking charges based on the number of cars in a household. Residents in the zones have to pay £30 for one car, £100 for a second permit…

It’s cold out there; Don’t forget your gloves and hat

Up for grabs this week is a cosy hat and glove combo; if you’re lucky enough to win, pop them under the tree for someone special or treat yourself and keep out those commuting chills. The Belgian-style Rapha winter hat uses soft and stretchy Sportwool™ for insulation against the cold and the mesh lining provides excellent moisture wicking properties. The Defeet Dura E-touch…