There is an art to undertaking the traffic which crawls through Sheffield’s streets. The most important thing is to make it look effortless to show how pointless driving in the city centre actually is. This guy pulls it off to great aplomb.
The days are getting shorter and the shadows longer and getting decent shots is becoming tricky! Dark gloomy days also mean the return of the Hi-viz vest in ever increasing numbers, but I will endeavour to capture the decreasing cycle-chic community over the winter months!
DB after returning to cycling after a (very) long absence earlier this year, after a couple of months cycling decided his Claude Butler mountain bike wasn’t very good and wanted a new bike. He choose a Velorbis Scrap Deluxe (no I didn’t mention Mikael has one before he made the decision), however after three months of being mucked about by the London Velorbis dealer he cancelled his order and bought a Viva Velo from Evans, which turned up within two days! I proper review will follow when I get him to ride it further than Endcliffe Park!
According to Copenhagen Cycle Chic’s twitter feed"Danish VIVA bikes bankrupt. Owe ca 25 million kroner. Owner gone underground and rumoured to be in Thailand" So I guess if you want one you may have to grab one while you can. BTW this is the 2010 model.
Nothing to do with cycling, but I had to share this gem I spotted whilst out on my bike. Two men having a breakfast picnic, by the ring road. I know when the first motorway in England - the Preston Byepass, which later became the M6, opened, that people used to go and have picnics there to marvel at the feat of modern engineering, but I can’t say that having my breakfast next to all the rush hour traffic in Sheffield has ever seemed like a good idea to me. Still each to his own!
Apologies for the lack of posts recently - I have been very busy and as usual have rather a backlog of posts to sort out! Coming soon the finished pics of Janet - a special report form Japan and at some point I might finally finish my cargo bike review!