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Bike blog | The Guardian
01. November, 07:00 Uhr

As a new road cycling pantheon is launched, we ask who should be honoured for their efforts to promote cycling for all. Add your suggestions in the comments and we’ll select some of the best in a future postThe world of mountain biking has had a hall of fame since 1988. Road cycling has a few of them, including a UK-centric one from British Cycling – and now a new international one from Rouleur...

Bike blog | The Guardian
11. Mai, 05:30 Uhr

From pop-up bike lanes to painted potholes, here are the imaginative ways frustrated cyclists are taking action to create a safer environmentAcross the world, transport planning and infrastructure tends to favour the car, and facilities for cyclists and pedestrians are an afterthought. In response, frustrated urban cyclists have thrown caution to the wind and written their own will into the...

Bike blog | The Guardian
11. Mai, 06:00 Uhr

Study finds that 70% of London cyclists believe drivers mean them harm. But is it mainly the fault of the road system?As a cyclist in a busy urban environment, it can seem that some drivers are out to get you. And now a new study has concluded that for many bike riders, this is only too true: a sense of paranoia is a clinical reality.The research led by Lyn Ellet, a clinical psychology academic...

Bike blog | The Guardian
19. Oktober, 06:00 Uhr

Close passing and dooring are serious concerns but there is more to be done to make our streets safer and cleaner, from funding boosts to road planningThe announcement of a Highway Code review for walking and cycling is a forward step for active travel and road safety. It may not be the millions of pounds of investment needed, but it’s a start.The Department for Transport (DfT) review will...

Bike blog | The Guardian
11. Juni, 10:00 Uhr

Danish-Canadian urban designer Mikael Colville-Andersen busts some common myths and shows how the bicycle has the potential to transform cities around the worldCopenhagenize is published by Island Press Continue reading...

Bike blog | The Guardian
27. Juli, 06:00 Uhr

When the free-market case for bike infrastructure is so clear, why won’t Conservative candidates embrace it?Among his many claims to political prominence, both good and bad, Boris Johnson was notable as a Conservative who built a lot of bike lanes fairly quickly (at least in the end). Similarly, much of New York City’s bike renaissance was launched by Michael Bloomberg, the three-term mayor...

Bike blog | The Guardian
16. Mai, 10:00 Uhr

When Kylie van Dam went in search of a cycle-friendly city she found the almost car-free suburb of Houten. It’s a model more cities could copy, she writesNone of what Houten stands for is radical or alternative Related: I love cycling. But I drive – because I fear for my life Continue reading...

Bike blog | The Guardian
16. Juni, 06:30 Uhr

A new report argues we’d all benefit if the government started taking the cycle industry seriouslyIf a country wants to make things, it needs a domestic steel industry. Our government considers this industry to be one of national strategic importance. But you would think it was also important to keep people moving, to make sure the air they breathe is clean and to look after their health.It...

Bike blog | The Guardian
05. Mai, 07:00 Uhr

Billionaire bike-lover Sylvan Adams has a dream to get Israel cycling – he funded the Middle East’s first velodrome, gave car-centric Tel Aviv a cycle network, and is behind the country’s first Grand Tour. But will it work?While some wealthy benefactors to Israel choose to plant forests, build scenic promenades or put their names on hospitals, Sylvan Adams loves cycling so much he seed-funded...

Bike blog | The Guardian
31. Mai, 06:30 Uhr

With no spectators, no bags of freebies and no medals, the 400km London-Wales-London ride provides a welcome antidote to overblown sportives“Cycling far?” asks a woman in the bakery as a group of us queues for coffee and sausage rolls, as well as an all-important receipt to prove we passed through Tewkesbury.Increasing numbers of cyclists are getting bored with 100-mile sportives and looking...

Bike blog | The Guardian
29. Juni, 15:14 Uhr

It’s time for the Treasury to allocate significant funding so the nation can reap the huge benefits of more people cyclingThe government has announced £1m of funding to help police forces across the UK crack down on close passing of cyclists by drivers, and to improve driving instructor training around cycling safety.Although the sum is small beer indeed in transport terms, split between two...

Bike blog | The Guardian
18. Juli, 12:36 Uhr

Government-owned company has back-pedalled on its pledge to cycle-proof the line, say campaigners, locking out cyclists for generations to comeThe company building the HS2 high speed rail line is accused of watering down commitments on cycle crossings along the route, in a move campaigners say will endanger lives and lock out cycling for generations to come.The government-owned company, HS2...

Bike blog | The Guardian
16. August, 06:30 Uhr

Peter Kimpton finds a bike that’s perfect for riding on the beach and explores the Glamorgan coast near PorthcawlSmooth tarmac to rough, potholed roads, gravel tracks to mountain paths, cyclists encounter good and bad surfaces, but rarely do we ride on sand. Most bikes would get stuck and seize up in seconds. Beaches may be free of traffic, but they are the last place you think of for a bike...

Bike blog | The Guardian
01. Juni, 06:00 Uhr

It’s not perfect, but the city has ambitious plans for cycling, and the Festival of Cycling offers a chance to celebrate progressIn theory, Edinburgh might not look like the perfect city for cycling. Apart from the weather there are the (in)famous hills, then there’s the … (add your own excuses here.) But things are changing.Currently the city council is committing 10% of its transport budget...

Bike blog | The Guardian
05. Juni, 06:00 Uhr

Sadiq Khan should take heed of the evidence and push on with the changes needed to keep cyclists safe on London’s roadsThe decay of London’s cycling programme is starting to cost lives. In the last three and a half weeks, three cyclists have been killed at locations where schemes to make the road safe, or provide a safe alternative route, have been watered down or stopped under the mayoralty of...

Bike blog | The Guardian
07. Juni, 06:00 Uhr

From the birth of cyclotourisme to moon landings and the rise of 1990s mountain biking these mechanical marvels have played a small but crucial roleIf your bike has gears, the chances are it also has derailleurs. These mechanical marvels which move the chain when you move up or down a gear may be a small part of the bicycle, but the myriad designs reveal a lot about the history of cycling. Over...

Bike blog | The Guardian
09. Juni, 07:30 Uhr

The 100-mile on- and off-road bike-packing event is undoubtedly a challenge, but there is a true sense of adventure Twenty-two miles from the end of a gruelling, beautiful and intensely varied 100 mile cross-country bike ride through Dorset, the rear derailleur on my bike clacked, pinged and, in the manner of a wounded fly, ended its journey upside down, immobile and missing several parts. I...

Bike blog | The Guardian
11. Juni, 06:00 Uhr

Don’t think bringing children along for the ride means you have to miss out on one of cycling’s true pleasures. You just need to do a bit of extra planningOne of the great joys of riding a bike is touring – pedalling from place to place, without a fixed timetable, ideally with camping gear and everything else you need strapped to your bike. So that poses a question: can you do it with...

Bike blog | The Guardian
26. Juni, 06:00 Uhr

First formal study into their impact finds that boroughs with the schemes have boosted walking and cycling ratesThe so-called mini-Holland schemes – much-debated changes to boost cycling and walking in outer London boroughs – have done precisely that, according to the first formal study into their impact.The research found that after one year, people living in parts of such boroughs were, on...

Bike blog | The Guardian
02. Juli, 09:13 Uhr

Both cities are seeking ways to transport expanding populations without impacting their historic centres, yet the simplest solution is staring them in the faceSometimes politics really does overlook the obvious, and there’s a fine example just now in those two great centres of clear thinking and clogged traffic, Oxford and Cambridge. Here is the problem. The country wants, and badly needs, to...

Bike blog | The Guardian
13. September, 15:55 Uhr

Council’s successful legal challenge to Cycle Superhighway 11 follows scrapping of pedestrianisation of Oxford StreetA legal challenge by Westminster city council to block a major cycle route in London has succeeded on a procedural point, in a move that could send Transport for London back to the drawing board and set safety improvements to one of London’s most dangerous junctions back by...

Bike blog | The Guardian
14. September, 06:00 Uhr

Tackling a tough, three-day course around Stavanger, Peter Kimpton battles the elements to discover a stunning landscape that involves as much water as land Garlanded with wispy clouds, jagged mountains rise sharply above glassy lakes, reflected to sky with such perfection you are almost dizzy with how upside down it all appears. Or is that a mirage – from exhaustion? From the moment 250...

Bike blog | The Guardian
21. September, 11:24 Uhr

The mayor of London is proud of his work boosting cycling in the capital, but his critics say too little is being doneOn a blustery September day two years into his mayoralty of London, Sadiq Khan appears atop a Santander cycle to open a stretch of kerb-protected bike lane – the 2.5km extension of cycle superhighway 6, from Farringdon to Kings Cross. It may be the first time he’s appeared...

Bike blog | The Guardian
24. April, 05:00 Uhr

The global network of 85,000 members runs on goodwill and a ‘pay it forward’ philosophy, allowing riders to navigate the lonely and sometimes testing side of cycle touring and connect with kindred spiritsImagine you’re nearing the end of another long day in the saddle, partway through your latest cycling tour. Your panniers feel heavy and your tyres sticky as you drag your bike over the final...

Bike blog | The Guardian
20. April, 10:46 Uhr

Former pro-cyclist Doug Petty has been bringing cyclists to the Balearic island for more than 50 years to ride the famous hairpin bends on its spectacular mountain roadsMallorca attracts more than 200,000 roadies a year. Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome are usually credited for popularising winter riding on this Spanish Balearic island, but it’s two others who really put the island on the...

Bike blog | The Guardian
16. April, 05:00 Uhr

Patents by female inventors from the 1890s reveal the creative ways women made their body mobile through clothingMuch has been written about the bicycle’s role as a vehicle of women’s liberation. But far less is known about another critical technology women used to forge new mobile and public lives – cyclewear. I have been studying what Victorian women wore when they started cycling....

Bike blog | The Guardian
06. April, 06:15 Uhr

Two Sustrans staff members explain how offering residents of a women’s hostel the freedom of cycling is helping to improve their mental wellbeingA cycling session at Queen Mary homeless women’s hostel in London starts with some reflection in the tea room. Eleven women discuss how they’re doing this week, how the cycling went for them last week and what they’re hoping to build on in today’s...

Bike blog | The Guardian
03. April, 06:00 Uhr

Cyclists will soon be banned from historic central spots in the Czech capital by officials citing pedestrian safety – yet 1,000 cars will notStanding astride his bike in Prague’s storied Wenceslas Square, Jakub Panek waxes lyrical about the joys of cycling to work in one of Europe’s most historic and enchanting cities.“There have been situations where I’ve had to stop and get off my bike...

Bike blog | The Guardian
26. März, 10:28 Uhr

The UK’s pothole problem is getting worse and cyclists risk serious injury if they hit one. Here’s what to do if you find one and how to claim compensation if neededThe UK’s pothole problem is bad and getting worse, with a recent report by Alarm revealing 24,000 miles of road will need essential maintenance in the next year. While hitting one in a car may mean a trip to the garage, if you are...

Bike blog | The Guardian
10. September, 06:00 Uhr

Indonesia’s capital is one of the most congested cities in the world, with a reputation as a dangerous place to ride a bike. Harry Pearl meets the activists and young entrepreneurs taking matters into their own handsFor five hours every Sunday, the usual chaos of cars, clapped-out buses and swarms of motorcycles is absent from the heart of Jakarta. Instead, cyclists rule the roads. On Jalan...

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