Category Archives: Bike life

Designed for the non motorised user?

Good infrastructure connects, poor infrastructure divides. In the grand scheme of things the state of our cycle infrastructure is probably not the most important thing in our lives. I was surprised when a pair of ‘road men’ were not interested … Continue reading

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Barred at Bar Hill: accidents waiting to happen

Since the 28th of July 2020 government policy on the design of cycle infrastructure is governed by 5 core principles. Networks and routes should be: Coherent Direct Safe Comfortable Attractive The massive investment involved in the iconic bridge which links … Continue reading

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Hunting the nmu, what happened to the ‘high quality’ NMU route?

The A14 Non Motorised User (NMU) route was cut on January 29th 2021 as barriers were errected at the foot of the acess ramps to the magnificent new bridges at Bar Hill and Swavesey. They are installed as a result … Continue reading

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Old & new cycle routes around Cambridge

I am grateful for any route that keeps me away from motor traffic, my days of plugging along with rolling tonnage roaring past my right shoulder are, after one brush with death too many, over. They say Cambridge is a … Continue reading

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A Cambridge wheel: anywhere the wind blows…

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This is an on-going project born out of the boredom of lockdown. The routes are a mix of NCR, green lanes and downright awful dirt tracks. Most of my rides are logged on Strava: https://www.strava.com/athletes/58561271 B

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Better on the bike

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Finding cycling for exercise fun with the Garmin Edge 820 Continue reading

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The hole in NCR 11

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From Cambrigde to Ely by bike on the death trap A10 is 17.5 miles. On light traffic roads and paths National Cycle Route (NCR) 11 it is 21.5 miles. But there is a snag: National Route 11 follows the traffic-free … Continue reading

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A Cannondale Touring ‘5’

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Silk purse from a sows ear? As a new Quick 5 is less than half the price of the Touring 1 (it sets you back between 1 and 2k) this conversion ends up as a decent copy of Cannondale’s top of the range touring machine. Continue reading

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Drastic plastic pendulum beam

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The weather is continuing to keep me grounded, days and days of overcast followed by bright spells with slack wind and sudden cloudburst, reading the daily forecast is becoming a moment of dread. It’s been weeks now. I decide to … Continue reading

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A Cycling Monument for Cambridge.

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It’s summertime and a good time to get out on the bike, charity rides are organised up and down the country and on June 18th the 2016  World Naked Bike Ride will take a chance on the weather in Cambridge. … Continue reading

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