Banging on about bikes

On when Boardman’s team met Bury Council

Background In early February I received an intriguing e-mail from the officer responsible for cycling at Bury Council. Headed “GM Walking and cycling network planning – Bury inception meeting”, the message read: “Might you be available for a meeting at 10...

On the occasion of Time to Talk Day 2018

Last week, on 1 February 2018,  we saw Time To Talk Day take place in the UK, an annual initiative aimed at enabling people to start a conversation around mental health and by doing so to tackle the feelings of isolation, worthlessness...

On why “be safe, be seen” is nonsense

A commonly spouted mantra on how to make cycling on the UK’s roads safer is “be safe, be seen”. The idea being that if you make yourself visible to motorists, they won’t run you over. Sounds straightforward enough, doesn’t it? Sadly,...

On riding a Mobike

On riding a Mobike

Mobike is a Chinese company that offers bike-sharing schemes in 99 cities in Asia. Manchester has been chosen as its 100th and first non-Asian city – a pilot scheme was launched on 29 June 2017. The Guardian said this about it: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/jun/29/chinese-bike-share-scheme-mobike-launches-in-rainy-manchester...