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How to lock your bicycle

Bike thieves are, for the most part, specialists; they target particular cycle racks at particular times and, if stealing from your shed, will overlook other valuable items in favour of a bicycle. From a thief’s perspective, it’s pretty much the perfect crime; most bicycles are easy to steal, difficult to trace and a breeze to sell on. Having a bicycle…

Transport planners. Don’t be like Britain. Be like Denmark.

Odense is the third-largest city in Denmark and yet 81% of children ride to school, generally without their parents. Here in Britain, we appear happy with less than 2%. Children should have the right to travel to school on foot or by bike without facing road danger – of every kind. Sixty nine children were killed and over 6,000 were injured…

Driving in France 2018

If the roads of continental Europe beckon once again his summer, why not download Driving in France – our free e-book packed with information and advice on what to bring with you, the basic rules of the road, laws on speeding and fines, toll road information, advice for motorcyclists and much more? Don’t forget that for short-term driving trips in…

Missing Lynq: Digital breadcrumbs to find your lost friend

A clever new locating device bypasses the need for smartphones and an internet connection to find friends and children in crowds, remote areas, at festivals, or anywhere else under an open sky. Lynq uses a combination of GPS and low-power, long-range radio signals to help you find other users up to three miles away. The waterproof device claims to run for…

Pedal-powered HGV tackles road danger

Heavy goods vehicles and people do not mix, but this doesn’t stop them thundering along the streets where people work, live or play. Though they make up only 3% of all vehicles, lorries account for one quarter of Europe’s road transport emissions – a figure that’s expected to grow as traffic increases further. On top of that, heavy goods vehicles are involved in…