7 July, 2012
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
8 May, 2012
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
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.
7 May, 2012
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
6 May, 2012
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…
5 May, 2012
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
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
Over one million
Number of Londoners who own bikes
Proportion of journeys made on bike in the city each year
Number of Boris Bikes available for hire through Barclays Cycle Hire Scheme
Number of docking stations in the Scheme
Number of cycle deaths in Greater London between 1986 and 2011
1 May, 2012
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…