7 July, 2012

Quote of the week

by Jaymi Mccann

When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments. Here was a machine of precision and balance for the convenience of man. And (unlike subsequent inventions for man’s convenience) the more he used it, the fitter his body became. Here, for once, was a product of man’s brain that was entirely beneficial to those who used it, and of no harm or irritation to others. Progress should have stopped when man invented the bicycle.

—Elizabeth West, Author

15 May, 2012

Hackney City Farm Cycle-In Cinema

by George Lindsay -Watson

The cyclists got ready for the first shift at Hackney City Farm’s Cycle-In Cinema last week. Photo: George Lindsay-Watson

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8 May, 2012

Every UK road death mapped

by tjbbarclay

Now, we don’t want to get morbid on you, particularly on a dull Tuesday morning when the weekend seems ages away. But have you seen this map, courtesy of the BBC? It maps every death on British roads from 1999 to 2010. Zoom in on your area and make sure you avoid those danger areas.

7 May, 2012

Video: Sightseeing on a Barclay’s cycle hire bike

by George Lindsay -Watson

Jaymi’s Big Day Out from George Lindsay-Watson on Vimeo.

The summer is (supposed to be) coming and with it the Olympics, or more importantly, Olympics tourists. We’ve heard the moans about overcrowded public transport, we know about the droves of locals fleeing from the city…

Jaymi sets out on her big adventure. Photo: George Lindsay-Watson

but we here at London Pedal Pushers have decided to put a brave face on it and get into the spirit.

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7 May, 2012

Olympic countdown: 81 Days to go!

by Jaymi Mccann

Photographer Mark Green spotted this on his daily commute to work and just had to show us!

I wonder how many cyclists they can fit in the back?

Photo: Mark green

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6 May, 2012

Bike Off: East v West

by Jaymi Mccann

Photo: Jaymi McCann

We Pedal Pushers have often wondered where in London has the most stylish bikes. So, we took to the markets of East and West, Spitalfields and Portobello, to find out which wins the title of Bicycle Style Queen. Who do you think wins? Click the links below…

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5 May, 2012

How a bicycle is made…

by George Lindsay -Watson

Ever wanted to know how a bike was made in 1946? This old gem from the British Film Council can help scratch that itch…the design and manufacture of Raleigh bicycles, as told by a designer to a father and son. Brilliant!

4 May, 2012

A Londoner’s take on cycling in the capital. Have you experienced the same problems?

by tjbbarclay

Drivers cutting in on you? Motorbikes racing you at the lights? Taxi drivers giving you the finger? Let us know if you’re having the same sort of problems!

4 May, 2012

Cycling in London by numbers

by tjbbarclay

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Over one million

Number of Londoners who own bikes

2%

Proportion of journeys made on bike in the city each year

Number of Boris Bikes available for hire through Barclays Cycle Hire Scheme

570

Number of docking stations in the Scheme

439

Number of cycle deaths in Greater London between 1986 and 2011

1 May, 2012

The Times’ Cities fit for cycling campaign. How is it progressing?

by tjbbarclay
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Photo: The Times

The Times’ campaign is still going. But what has been achieved so far? Take a look and let us know what you think…

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