Black Baker Boy Hat
Sometimes it’s hard to look dignified in sensible wet weather gear, but I think this lady is doing a good job of it.
Spot the deliberate mistake?
Well clearly it can’t be incompetence can it? If you’re feeling a bit slow this morning or can’t quite figure it out - I’ll explain: On the lower half of the photo the cycle path is on the right and the footpath is on the left. Somewhere (at some random point I assume) within the tactile paving zone, the laws of physics are reversed or magic is involved and pedestrians...
Manchester Cycle Chic 2011 - no.5 In the Moment
Manchester Cycle Chic 2011 - no.4 Statuesque
This photo isn’t deliberately posed, I just saw the guy taking a break by Piccadilly Gardens and just watching people go by.
Look Dad, it's a digger!
The great thing about taking kids out by bike is they notice all sorts of things they wouldn’t in a car.
No time to eat, running late? No worries, you can eat your breakfast on the way :-)
and I do like the red shoes and stripy socks combo :-)
To-ing and Fro-ing
One thing I have noticed is how often I see the same person on there way somewhere and back again in a short space of time. This isn’t “commuter cycling” (whatever that’s supposed to mean), but people just running daily errands, the bicycle as everyday convenient transport. Probably if they didn’t have a bike, they would walk, but equally likely they...
Sitting up in the winter sun
A sensible bike, but he probably would be more comfortable with his bag on the rear rack
well not really, but compared with the high winds we’ve had recently, it was a mere flutter!
MPs and Lords from the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group visited the Netherlands in April 2009 with officials from British cycling organisations. I can’t say I’ve ever heard of the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group - such is their effectiveness and clearly very little has happened in the past two years (unless you count axing most of the tiny budget for cycling to almost...
Manchester Cycle Chic 2011 - no.3 Red Bikes
And as it’s Valentine’s Day - what could be more apt than a post on red bikes :-) Calm and collected and a very cool hat! (Sorry about the blur)
Manchester Cycle Chic 2011 - no.2 Coffee
Not too sure about the ice-cream in this weather!
Manchester Cycle Chic 2011 - no.1 Habitat
Spotted outside Manchester Town Hall - lots of cool details, but the coloured slidey things (do they have a name?) on the spokes are my favourite :-)
How do we encourage cycling? The current push to make helmet wearing compulsory in Northern Ireland (or as MCR cycling put it a ban on cycling )is yet another misguided attempt to save us from ourselves, yet another tick box exercise to “improve safety” whilst ignoring the much bigger problem. Not so much the elephant in the room, but a whole herd. “Ignoring the Bull” as...