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Gilding the lily: The bicycle fitted with a sail

The bicycle is an object of such perfection, it has barely evolved over the last century. A bicycle is extraordinarily efficient. In fact, it’s the most efficient means of self-powered transportation in existence – considerably more so than walking. However, that doesn’t stop folk trying to improve its performance. And while the results are rarely as eccentric as the 19th…

‘Just a minute’ protest targets drivers blocking cycle lanes

When drivers park illegally – even for just a minute – it has a knock-on effect on other road users. Pavements may become impassable for wheelchair users, pedestrians may find it difficult or dangerous to cross and, in the case of cycle lanes, cyclists may be forced into traffic. Inspired by the excuse ‘I’ll just be a minute‘ that’s often…

Side road zebra crossings long overdue on UK roads

In France, at almost every minor side road, there’s a simple painted zebra crossing. Now that the updated Highway Code gives those on foot this same priority, it’s time for a similar approach here. Recent research by YouGov revealed that 29 per cent of pedestrians have been hit by a car or suffered a near miss at a side road.…

Protect your bike from April showers

In theory, spring is when cyclists put away base layers, hats, gloves and extra lights. In practice, it’s best to keep winter gear closer at hand. And that goes for protecting your bicycle too. Keeping a bicycle under cover protects it from wet weather and prying eyes, but with urban areas short on garages and sheds, for many it’s easier…

ETA claims team recognised for excellence

We’re delighted to announce that we’re through to the finals in the Claims Team of the Year category of the Insurance Times Awards. It’s been a busy time for us over the last two years. As lockdown changed the market, our focus shifted to account for closed cycle shops, delays in the delivery of parts and an increase in bicycle…