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If you’ve ever felt like you owed me a beer…

My college computing teacher, Ray Burcham, is raising money for the Great Western Hospital radiotherapy unit. This will mean that cancer patients don’t have to travel 30 miles to Oxford for daily cancer treatment. https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/raymond-burcham This man is the reason… Continue Reading →

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.

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… Continue Reading →

There’s no point doing personal travel planning for 11,000 people if the infrastructure you’d like them to use is unsafe, unusable or impassable for 3 or 4 months of the year.

I’m being kept awake and was catching up on Facebook when I read this ridiculous article: http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/9201293.___Cycle_on_the_roads_or_else/ The Facebook post asked for comments. I wrote this in response: SO many things wrong with the comments from the police. First of… Continue Reading →

My eyes have been opened – safer streets have been right under my nose for years. Now can we have some more please?!

Oh, look, another magic roundabout…with integrated traffic lights.

There was a little cleaning machine out this morning clearing up all the slippery leaf mulch on the cycle path to work. Thank you Swindon Council – it’s really appreciated!

Sometimes I find myself thinking “Did we? Did we REALLY cycle 50 miles?”

The council are at it again cutting the cost of parking in Swindon Town Centre. I understand the economics and I agree that it’s good to get people into town, but, as always, isn’t throwing the money at car usage incredibly short sighted?

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