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32x32 Bike blog | The Guardian 09. Oktober, 07:27 Uhr

Our readers on their most cherished cycling routes, from remote Scottish islands to Japanese mountain ranges Continue reading...

32x32 Bike blog | The Guardian 05. Oktober, 13:24 Uhr

Response: an opinion piece by Laura Laker accused me of hypocrisy, but our review examining the law and cycling aims to make the roads safer for everyoneLaura Laker accuses me of “headline-grabbing hypocrisy” in relation to the safety of cyclists. That’s quite an extreme reaction to my announcement of a review whose specific purpose is to improve the safety of all road users, especially in...

32x32 Bike blog | The Guardian 06. September, 10:08 Uhr

With family commitments and long office hours, it’s tough to find time to get out on your bike. But is riding in a 3D computer game adequate preparation for the Haute Route Rockies, one of the world’s toughest amateur stage races?Thirty miles out of the old mining town of Leadville the road twisted 180-degrees and rose dizzyingly above and behind us. I had been comfortably out of breath for the...

32x32 Bike blog | The Guardian 18. April, 06:00 Uhr

Seattle has become the first major US city to shut a public bike share scheme. Was it the helmet law … or the lack of cycle lanes and the notorious hills and rain?A small group of supporters, journalists and a city councilman gathered at the end of last month to take Seattle’s cycle share bikes out for one last spin. Mayor Ed Murray had pulled the plug on the Pronto system after two-and-a-half...

32x32 Bike blog | The Guardian 11. August, 06:30 Uhr

Hundreds of riders race from Belgium to Greece, with no set route, facing extreme heat and often on only a few hours sleep a night Continue reading...

32x32 Bike blog | The Guardian 15. September, 22:50 Uhr

Increasingly, cycle brands are speeding beyond traditional performance wear into clothes that look everyday but have technical tweaks for riding. Tops are sweat wicking, jeans have extra stretch and shorts are reinforced around the inner thigh, and they look good too• See our pick of men’s clothes and accessories Continue reading...

32x32 Bike blog | The Guardian 28. August, 07:00 Uhr

An exhibition of cycling helmets designed by artists will be on show at London bike shop and cafe Look Mum No Hands! from 1 September. Helmets will be auctioned online to raise money for the brain injury charity Headway Continue reading...

32x32 Bike blog | The Guardian 26. September, 06:15 Uhr

Cyclists don’t just want the fastest route they want the safest or quietest – and information on bike parking would be a bonusWe all have different ways to navigate when lost – whether asking a stranger for help, consulting an old-school map or simply following our nose.But on a bike, the stakes are higher. One wrong turn and you’re in gridlocked traffic, with two lanes between your bike and...

32x32 Bike blog | The Guardian 25. September, 10:12 Uhr

A Highway Code prompt aimed solely at cyclists – not to the road users that caused more than 99% of deaths on UK roads last year – has nothing to do with improving safety On Friday, transport minister Jesse Norman wrote to cycling leaders asking them to remind their members to follow the Highway Code. The letter came less than 48 hours after the announcement of a review on whether the law...

32x32 Bike blog | The Guardian 14. September, 10:23 Uhr

British athlete Mark Beaumont is expected to complete his world tour on Monday after 79 days in the saddle, smashing the previous record of 123 daysEndurance cyclist Mark Beaumont is expected to arrive in Paris on Monday 18 September, 79 days after setting off on his attempt to cycle around the world in 80 days.The Guardian joined Beaumont in Lisbon on Wednesday, where he arrived on an...

32x32 Bike blog | The Guardian 13. April, 07:30 Uhr

New tool maps the potential increase in bike journeys under different scenarios – from routes avoiding hills to adopting e-bikes – revealing health benefits and informing future investmentChances are you live in a place where less than one in 20 commuters regularly cycle to work. Sometimes people assume this is because England is too hilly, or that most home-to-work distances are too far to...

32x32 Bike blog | The Guardian 22. September, 05:00 Uhr

When Amsterdam removed signals from a busy junction, it made journeys faster and interactions more pleasant. Now the approach is being copied across the cityOn a foggy Monday morning in May 2016, 14 Amsterdam officials, engineers and civil servants gathered nervously at Alexanderplein – a busy intersection near the city centre with three tramlines – where many people were walking, driving, and,...

32x32 Bike blog | The Guardian 03. August, 06:30 Uhr

Madrid has its scheme, while Muswell Hill’s never happened. Hilly cities from Rome to Rio will be watching as Lisbon starts e-bike hireWander around Lisbon’s city centre with its vertiginous cobbled streets, treacherous enough on foot in the rain, it’s hard to imagine cycling ever taking off. Some streets are so steep there are funiculars to help you scale them, and Lisboetas on bikes are a...

32x32 Bike blog | The Guardian 12. April, 08:10 Uhr

The demise of Davie Bell memorial race has led to a fitting tribute to the legendary Scottish cyclistThe loss of a once popular road race from the UK cycling calendar is never a good thing, but a unique legacy has emerged from the ashes of one event in Scotland. The demise of the Davie Bell Memorial Race in 2015 – a National ‘A’ event which had been running since 1966 – prompted the organiser...

32x32 Bike blog | The Guardian 21. September, 14:35 Uhr

Of the about 400 pedestrians killed a year in the UK an average of just two are hit by a bike. Enforcing speeding limits on the other hand could help prevent 250 deathsSo there is to be an “urgent” review into whether the law should be changed to target dangerous cycling. This follows a campaign by Matt Briggs, whose wife, Kim, was killed when she was struck by a bike ridden by the now-jailed...

32x32 Bike blog | The Guardian 08. September, 15:01 Uhr

Helen Pidd took on Rapha’s Manchester-London ride for Ambitious About Autism on Sunday. Here are the (very painful) lessons she learned about long distance cycling after 17 hours and 19 minutes in the saddleI always knew riding all the way from Manchester to London in one day was going to be a struggle. It was designed that way. Simon Mottram, Rapha’s dapper founder, put on the event to raise...

32x32 Bike blog | The Guardian 16. September, 10:00 Uhr

The former cycling world champion and Manchester’s first walking and cycling commissioner on riding safely, favourite rides and why he won’t use StravaSo, you’re the first cycling and walking commissioner for Greater Manchester. How come?Because Andy Burnham [the mayor of Greater Manchester] phoned and asked me. I was quite taken aback, because do I have any qualifications? No. But I was taken...

32x32 Bike blog | The Guardian 17. September, 06:00 Uhr

Cycling can make people healthy and live longer, and cut public health costs, so why can’t it be prescribed to the nation?Imagine if a team of scientists devised a drug which massively reduced people’s chances of developing cancer or heart disease, cutting their overall likelihood of dying early by 40%. This would be front page news worldwide, a Nobel prize as good as in the post.That drug is...

32x32 Bike blog | The Guardian 17. September, 06:00 Uhr

As Guardian writers pick their favourite bike routes, we’d like to hear about your own most enjoyable ridesOur writers have been sharing their favourite cycle routes and roads – at least, those they’re happy to tell other people about. We’d love to hear your own suggestions. Related: 'Pure inspiration': our writers pick their favourite cycle rides Continue reading...

32x32 Bike blog | The Guardian 17. September, 06:00 Uhr

Your most innovative modifications, from a ‘bionic’ stand-up bike to an old chopper turned into a mopedDan Lance, 35, Canberra, AustraliaWhile browsing eBay I noticed a DIY kit to turn any bike into an 80cc moped. I spent a Friday night and Saturday morning mounting the motor in the frame, which took a lot of grinding and cutting. On Saturday afternoon I added all the ancillary equipment and on...

32x32 Bike blog | The Guardian 16. September, 10:00 Uhr

Whether you’re commuting, touring or competing we’ve sourced the perfect bikes, from entry-level through mid-range to high spec6KU Detroit, £325 Continue reading...

32x32 Bike blog | The Guardian 29. März, 06:20 Uhr

Better infrastructure for transporting people by bike is great. But cycle freight could free up roads and transform cities and towns tooThe plastic bike basket I bought online was billed as “large”, but even so I was amazed when it arrived. This was a behemoth – a cavernous, black box into which you could as easily fit a decent-sized dog as a bag of shopping.Fitted to my new commuter bike, the...

32x32 Bike blog | The Guardian 27. März, 17:40 Uhr

Your correspondent (Letters, 25 March) says 50 cyclists are killed or seriously injured every year in the UK when the actual figure is over 3,300. Having diminished the tragedy faced by thousands of people, he uses the opportunity to condemn cyclists’ behaviour, judge people’s choice of cycle model and accuse them of feeling “entitled to the road”. We all have a duty of care on the roads, and a...

32x32 Bike blog | The Guardian 24. März, 11:05 Uhr

Colin O’Brien, author of a new book about the Giro d’Italia, celebrates the Tuscan region’s enduring legacy of cycling heroes and simple-but-superb food, as well as its working class rootsThere’s nothing I look forward to more each year than the Giro d’Italia – with the possible exception of Christmas dinner at home in Dublin. It heralds the arrival of summer. The weather in May is still...

32x32 Bike blog | The Guardian 22. März, 10:23 Uhr

New cycle-share firms in China allow you to simply drop your bike wherever you want. They have caused colourful chaos – and world cities could be nextOn a 30ft-wide screen in Hangzhou’s public bike share office, the counter ticks up relentlessly: 278,812 … 278,847 … 278,883 … Another 40 cycle rentals every couple of seconds. The system will easily top 350,000 before this bitterly cold winter...

32x32 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...

32x32 Bike blog | The Guardian 19. März, 06:00 Uhr

From folding city slickers to rugged off-roaders, electric bikes are powering a massive new interest in cycling. Here is a selection of six of the bestUntil recently, mention the word “e-bike” in cycling circles and the next you’d hear was “cheat”. Bicycles are made for riding, for sweating, for effort. So what on earth is the point of one that spares your thighs and whisks you across town...

32x32 Bike blog | The Guardian 29. August, 06:00 Uhr

The anti-cycling backlash in the media in the aftermath of Charlie Alliston trial suggests roads and streets overrun by dangerous cyclists, but is this true?When cycling reaches newspaper front pages it’s usually the sporting kind. The last couple of weeks have been an exception, with blanket coverage of the trial of Charlie Alliston, convicted last week over the death of Kim Briggs after he...

32x32 Bike blog | The Guardian 12. Juli, 13:33 Uhr

Obike have become the first dockless hire bike company to launch in the capital, following similar schemes in Manchester and CambridgeLondon’s first dockless hire bikes were launched on Wednesday morning in the first phase of what is expected to be a rapid rollout of the machines by Singapore-based company Obike to cities across the UK.Obike – not to be confused with Mobike, which launched in...

32x32 Bike blog | The Guardian 21. Juli, 09:11 Uhr

Drivers who fail to give cyclists enough space when overtaking will be pulled over, and officers will explain how to overtake cyclists safelyLondon’s police force has launched a new initiative to tackle drivers who pass cyclists too closely, using plain clothes officers.From Friday, the Space for Cyclists initiative will be carried out by UK’s only cycle-mounted police command, the Met’s cycle...

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