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Category: Miscellaneous

Odds & ends. Bits & Pieces. Things in this category perhaps can’t easily fit into one of the other categories.

A rose or two but mostly poo

The Commons Transport Committee who “scrutinise the expenditure, administration and policies of the Department for Transport and its associated public bodies” has published a report and a set of conclusions about cycling in the UK which amount to, mostly, a pile of poo. There are one or two roses amongst the crappy conclusions, but mostly it’s poo.…

Wall of Death – Hampshire

Back on 2nd April 2014, the campaign group ‘Stop Killing Cyclists‘ held an event in London to highlight how little investment there has been in fully, hard segregated cycle routes in each of the boroughs – see WALL OF DEATH. The same FOI questions were put to the local authorities in Hampshire – the answers given are shown…

Heritage Motorways!

Copyright: Reproduced courtesy of The Railway Magazine (April 2014) — My thanks to its editor, Nick Pigott, for his kind permission to let me scan and reproduce the article here; and thanks also go of course to my favourite ticket clerk, Kev, for bringing the article to my attention in the first place! In lieu of…

Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson scores few points against middle-of-the-road cycling

On Friday, the BBC Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson – a person who has come out as a cyclist himself – published a tweet to his 2,759,088 or so followers on Twitter, which caused an almost an immediate response from the BBC presenter Jeremy Vine (storify): Shortly after that, people started questioning Jeremy Clarkson about taking…

On cycling along Motorways and A-Roads

The Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire & Hertfordshire Roads Policing unit tweeted on 13 October 2013: ‏”@roadpoliceBCH: Somebody thought it was ok to cycle to London on the M1, escorted safely off at Redbourn. #dontbeadummy pic.twitter.com/Szlzybee1w “ The BBC picked up the story, along with other news outlets: Hertfordshire Police escort M1 cyclist off motorway The police are right:…