• New Friend

    My new bike - a Marin Muirwoods 29er - is truly a do-everything sporty, on-road, off-road, commuter and family adventure bike. I love it!

  • So you’re leaving?

    [Old post] Written around the time I left my old job, his is a vagely amusing email exchange with a cyclist colleague of mine that's worth saving.

  • Bruce Street Bridges: Never again

    I'm not cycling Bruce Street again. My life is too precious. I'll stop and use the half-baked pedestrian/shared infrastructure. Cycling feels dangerous.

  • I don’t want that news to one day be about me

    Gosh I’m angry. I may regret writing. This morning, shortly after waking, I heard some news. It wasn’t about anyone close to me. It involved a family, of which I’ve met the mother once. The father had died; suddenly and way before his time. I desperately don’t want to make some kind of political point […]

  • Bike! Hat! Wow!

    I’ve always been a keen cyclist in one way or another, and even more so since we moved to Swindon. So it’s quite amazing that its taken so long to get us using bikes as a family to get around. There’s been several reasons for this. For one, my ‘workhorse’ bike has had a wobbly […]

  • Swindon Cycle Paths: A Missed Opportunity

    A little while ago there was some discussion on Twitter about cycling in Swindon. It started from a question asked by whoever was running the PeopleOfSwindon account that week, and we got onto the topic of Swindon’s cycle paths. The following observation was made: @Surfseekerdin – public cycle paths seem extensive, though I don't cycle, […]

  • Get Britain Cycling

    Hello blog. It’s been a while…again. This is really an extended Tweet which makes idea blog post material. I’ve not been cycling much lately. A combination of working from home and not really having any spare time due to running a business and being a dad. But I still love my bike and my cycling […]

  • Love thy enemy

    I sometimes write things as comments on other blogs that I’d like to note here as well. This was posted in response to this Bikeyface post. I’m blowing my own trumpet slightly, for which I hope you’ll forgive me, but I hope I make a point too. Last week I was out cycling and I […]

  • Cycling Counsellors?

    Is the notion of a nationally co-ordinated team of cycling counsellors a crazy dream?