Winter Cycle Chic
Proving that even in Sheffield, you can travel in style in a blizzard!
Gritting side streets - or not?
At 7.45am a griitter lorry came down our street. If I hadn’t seen it with my own eyes I wouldn’t have believed it. In the 8 winters we have lived here that has never happened. Usually we are left with an icy road long after most of the snow has melted. So I thought maybe the council has listened to all the complaints they got last year and decided to grit the side streets… ...
cold enough to need a wooly hat, but warm enough for shorts, apparently. All I know is that my fingers were going numb, trying to take pictures!
Blue and more blue
Another Pink Bike
This seems to be something I’ve spotted a lot recently - men with pink bikes (most of them riding them) Is this a new fashion, an anti theft device or do men actually quite like pink? Women on pink bikes appear to be much rarer…
Looking for a space
following on from the last post - looking for a space hmmm… still not found one
Autumn Leaves and Cycle Parking
This is the cycle parking at Sheffield Hallam University - probably the single biggest in the city and well used. Now cycle parking at the station - well that’s another issue -hardly any stands and massively oversubscribed. There is a massive multi-storey carpark next door, which is rarely more than half full…
Camel Duffle Coat
Nice scarf mate, nice duffle…. or something like that ;-)
Coasting before dismount
Liking the shoes too…
and the classic trouser leg roll
Green and the wheel is no more
Yes the wheel of Sheffield is no more - here we see the last remnants being dismantled and chucked in a (well several actually) skip. and now it was as if it were never there. All that remains are memories… and my photographs!
I was too slow to catch these two gentlemen as they rode past. So obviously I couldn’t disappoint you dear reader and I chased after them (on my bike obviously) and managed to catch up with them to ask them to pose, which they were very happy to do so!
Sick of crap?
… tell the council! Thanks to SimonG for the tip off: “The Sheffield City Cycle Forum is on Tuesday 16th November, 16:30 at Town Hall. It’s your chnce to tell the council what you think of their cycle facilities! Email richard dot skelton at sheffield dot gov dot uk if you’re attending.”
Wooly hats are back!
As the temperatures start to fall the wooly hats are back
All in black
Getting a bit nippy for shorts
..but there are still a few around!
You can’t see it in the picture, but this is a “daddy bike” - with a child seat on the back.
What could be better on a cold autumn morning than a coffee by bike? As my daughter pointed out “look mummy an old bike like yours” - although this is a slightly more “modern” version of my Raleigh Roadster. …and not only full marks for matching gloves and bike, but also fantastic tights!
Vintage Raleigh Roadster Part 3
Say hello to Janet in her new finery! As well as a good clean she has had a few modifications… The most obvious being the new cream Schwalbe Delta Cruiser tyres. To be honest I have a thing about white tyres since being a small child, my first bike had white tyres and I was very disappointed when they went out of fashion and you couldn’t get them any more. Black tyres seem so...
Well it looks like Tumblr’s queuing system went a bit wrong so you’ve just had a weeks worth of posts in one day!