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Ditch your old banger and get free public transport for 3 years

Scrappage schemes may be popular with car makers and many motorists, but they are usually as financially questionable as they are environmentally spurious. Sustaining the capacity to produce cars that consumers are unwilling to pay for in full distorts competition and inevitably creates the need for further and prolonged state intervention. After all, these sales have not been conjured from the…

Win a reflective ghoul for school

Who knows if trick or treating numbers will be back to normal this year, but with the clocks going back on the same day why not hedge your bets with a ghostly reflector. According to Bookman, “we can’t guarantee these little will animals will scare anyone, but they will definitely add safety thanks to their certified reflective capabilities.” The ghoulish…

Tech targets drivers who overtake too close

When drivers overtake too close it’s not just a frightening experience for cyclists, it’s life threatening. Given most drivers ignore the law that 1.5 metres must be allowed when overtaking, what can be done to stop the close pass? Tether is the latest attempt at using a gadget to tackle the close pass. A small unit located on a bicycle’s…

More children being killed on UK roads

It should come as no surprise that the significant drop in traffic on UK roads during lockdown resulted in a drop in casualties. In fact, there were an estimated 1,460 reported road deaths in 2020, down 17 per cent on 2019. However, while motorised traffic dropped, cycling increased and with it the number of deaths. The average cyclist fatalities for…

Bike Parka – Winter protection for your bicycle

Autumn signals to cyclists that it’s time to dig out base layers, hats, gloves and extra lights. But what about protecting your bicycle from the ravages of winter? 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 said than done. When a manufacturer…