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Bike Commute Diaries: Garage Parking with Security

Bike Commute Diaries: Garage Parking with Security | Real World Cycling | Scoop.it
The bike rack that isn’t good enough for your darling baby suddenly looks perfectly secure when the elevator is out of service and your office is on the 7th floor. The security guard promises...
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Cycling strategy developed as petition opposes road races - Get Surrey

Cycling strategy developed as petition opposes road races - Get Surrey | Real World Cycling | Scoop.it
Get Surrey Cycling strategy developed as petition opposes road races Get Surrey The aim of the strategy is to get more people in Surrey using two wheels to get around safely, while also looking to improve cycling infrastructure, promote and...
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Dealing with overcrowded cycle-routes in Groningen...

Dealing with overcrowded cycle-routes in Groningen... | Real World Cycling | Scoop.it
We visited our daughter at her student accommodation in Groningen a few days back and noticed that some unusual symbols had been stencilled onto the cycle-path near her home. My daughter explained to us what was ...
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What? It's not perfect?

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A view from the cycle path: How many Dutch children still go to ...

A view from the cycle path: How many Dutch children still go to ... | Real World Cycling | Scoop.it
One of the odd things about the Dutch relative to other countries is a habit of washing all their dirty linen in public. Bad news stories have remarkable prominence here and that includes making sure that bad news is heard ...
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Holland is great, yaddah, yaddah, yawn...

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Who drives in Britain? | As Easy As Riding A Bike

Who drives in Britain? | As Easy As Riding A Bike | Real World Cycling | Scoop.it
The current population of Great Britain stands at around 63.2 million people. From the way transport is presented by much of the media and by politicians, you would think that every single one of these people is a 'motorist'.
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usual insightful stuff

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This amazing 81-year-old still bikes 30 miles a day - Grist

This amazing 81-year-old still bikes 30 miles a day - Grist | Real World Cycling | Scoop.it
This amazing 81-year-old still bikes 30 miles a day
Grist
Bikes are not just for kids. Bikes are not just for urban commuters. Bikes are not just for bike snobs. Bikes can be for families. They can be for pregnant ladies.
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Amazing, that's nt even half way close.

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Braintree: Council to halt work on controversial cycle path - Braintree and Witham Times

Braintree: Council to halt work on controversial cycle path - Braintree and Witham Times | Real World Cycling | Scoop.it
Braintree and Witham Times Braintree: Council to halt work on controversial cycle path Braintree and Witham Times Construction of the £227,000 Blackwater Nature Reserve footpath and cycleway will be suspended, after Braintree Council received...
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Bikes & gear worth £25,000 stolen from Bath's Odd Down circuit | road.cc

Bikes & gear worth £25,000 stolen from Bath's Odd Down circuit | road.cc | Real World Cycling | Scoop.it
Thieving scum nick £25k worth of bikes from @OddDownCircuit - be on the lookout. Full list at http://t.co/ARd5ZMR5hA
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Letter - Big Bike Ride was a great success - Wakefield Express

Letter - Big Bike Ride was a great success Wakefield Express Wakefield District Cycle Forum, is a wholly voluntary organisation, created to promote cycling and to campaign for improved cycling infrastructure for all cyclists, and potential...
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Cycle path is a waste of money - Eastbourne Herald

Cycle path is a waste of money - Eastbourne Herald | Real World Cycling | Scoop.it
Cycle path is a waste of money
Eastbourne Herald
The recent shared cycle/pedestrian track established on King Edward's Parade which cost the town £100,000 (yes, an eye watering £100,000) is a total waste of money as it is not being used by cyclists.
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Cross car and bike and what do you get? - The Desert Sun

Cross car and bike and what do you get? - The Desert Sun | Real World Cycling | Scoop.it
Cross car and bike and what do you get? The Desert Sun Stewart, a 65-year-old family therapist and school psychologist from Cambridge, Mass., took the summer off in order to drive his new ELF bike more than 1,200 miles on trails and roads using the...
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Julian Huppert's reforms which could see motorists held automatically liable ... - Cambridge News

Julian Huppert's reforms which could see motorists held automatically liable ... - Cambridge News | Real World Cycling | Scoop.it
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Julian Huppert's reforms which could see motorists held automatically liable ...
Cambridge News
And yet despite the huge benefits that are available from supporting cycling, Governments for decades have not supported cycling.
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Fully in favour of presumed liability, but I've never met a driver who is. Education needed I think.

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Add a Mud Guard to your Bike with a Detergent Container - Lifehacker

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Add a Mud Guard to your Bike with a Detergent Container Lifehacker The Instructable through the source link has all the details, but you're basically cutting off one side of a large laundry detergent container, and attaching it to your bike frame...
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Possibly not worse than nothing

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Wait, Victoria Beckham BIKES For Transportation?

Wait, Victoria Beckham BIKES For Transportation? | Real World Cycling | Scoop.it
Hold on, Victoria Beckham rides a bike for transportation in NYC? Beckham posted a photo to her Instagram account yesterday that displayed a wheel from her stolen bicycle. (Victoria Beckham's bike was stolen in NYC ...
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Go Posh!

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Sussex woman cyclist named as driver involved in crash that claimed her life on Friday is jailed for 20 weeks | road.cc

Sussex woman cyclist named as driver involved in crash that claimed her life on Friday is jailed for 20 weeks | road.cc | Real World Cycling | Scoop.it
road.cc - the website for pedal powered people. Road cycling news, Bike reviews, Commuting, Leisure riding, Sportives and more
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Pretty or practical: the cycle route through the West Cambridge site ...

Pretty or practical: the cycle route through the West Cambridge site ... | Real World Cycling | Scoop.it
As the University's West Cambridge site grows the primary cycle track linking it to the city centre has been extended but in a different style to the original section. Is the new section simply pretty or is it practical as well?
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Cycle ride: Get your kicks on Route 66 (a tour of Thamesmead)

Cycle ride: Get your kicks on Route 66 (a tour of Thamesmead) | Real World Cycling | Scoop.it
[with apologies to the ghost of Bobby Troup]. A short ride from me this weekend, east along the Thames Path to the border between Greenwich and Bexley boroughs, and then around southeast London's very own Route 66.
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Well if you ever plan to motor west
Just take my way that's the highway that's the best
Get your kicks on Route 66
Well it winds from Chicago to L.A.
More than 2000 miles all the way
Get your kicks on Route 66

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New conference: 'Cycling and Walking Infrastructure That Works' - Bike Biz

New conference: 'Cycling and Walking Infrastructure That Works' - Bike Biz | Real World Cycling | Scoop.it
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New conference: 'Cycling and Walking Infrastructure That Works'
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The conference will discuss junction treatment, reallocation of carriageway space, cycle tracks away from roads and other topics.
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York to get new off-road cycle path - The Press, York

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York to get new off-road cycle path
The Press, York
WORK has begun on a £925,000 cycle and pedestrian path which aims to connect more than 15,000 people living on the edge of York.
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A million quid.  Must be some path.

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Cargo bikes cut cars and trucks from local deliveries : TreeHugger

Cargo bikes cut cars and trucks from local deliveries : TreeHugger | Real World Cycling | Scoop.it
Maybe overall, biking isn't growing as fast as some would like. But cargo biking seems to be on an upswing, replacing the family van and in some cases, the delivery truck, too!
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Cargo bikes could be the future

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Bike to life: Brixton cycling schemes revive tired bikes - Brixton Blog (blog)

Bike to life: Brixton cycling schemes revive tired bikes - Brixton Blog (blog) | Real World Cycling | Scoop.it
Brixton Blog (blog)
Bike to life: Brixton cycling schemes revive tired bikes
Brixton Blog (blog)
Over a thousand bikes have been fixed during the summer at a series of cycle surgeries around the borough.
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Friday Fun: 589 reasons to bicycle to work - TheCityFix.com (blog)

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Friday Fun: 589 reasons to bicycle to work
TheCityFix.com (blog)
There are many reasons to commute to work by bicycle. One commuter, Tim Goldby, recently demonstrated a great reason: it is often faster to commute by bicycle than by car.
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Only 589?

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Brad Done's curator insight, September 19, 2013 10:57 AM

"When you’re ready to start commuting by bicycle, resources to help you on your way are as plentiful as the reasons to leave your car behind."  Start here: http://www.reliance-foundry.com/blog/bike-parking-for-business-making-the-right-choice

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Barclays Bike Clinics

Barclays Bike Clinics | Real World Cycling | Scoop.it
Does your bike need some urgent TLC? Barclays bike clinic is based in W.London 12-2pm. FREE http://t.co/VFAnR6Kpmo #skint
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TLC FTW

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Clothes for biking to work without arriving drenched in sweat—or clad in Lycra

Clothes for biking to work without arriving drenched in sweat—or clad in Lycra | Real World Cycling | Scoop.it
Dress up for your bicycle commute with this water-resistant, stretchy and stylish clothing.
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Wear lycra but don't be a lycra lout.

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Teenage cyclist attacked by driver in Surrey | Latest News | Cycling ...

Teenage cyclist attacked by driver in Surrey | Latest News | Cycling ... | Real World Cycling | Scoop.it
Surrey police on look out for man who assaulted 17-year-old cyclist in sickening unprovoked attack.
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Great.

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Liberal Democrats adopt cycle spending and safety policies at annual political ... - road.cc

Liberal Democrats adopt cycle spending and safety policies at annual political ... - road.cc | Real World Cycling | Scoop.it
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Liberal Democrats adopt cycle spending and safety policies at annual political ...
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Won't ever be implemented...

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