New Bike Super Highways in London – Will Glasgow ever do the same?


 

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Work has begun on two new Barclays Cycle Superhighway routes which should be ready this July.

The new routes will run from Bow to Aldgate (CS2) and Wandsworth to Westminster (CS8), and the Mayor of London and TfL have also announced funding to help boroughs along their length to develop cycling improvements. Five boroughs; City, Tower Hamlets, Kensington & Chelsea, Westminster and Wandsworth, can bid for a share in funds in order to provide:

• Cycle parking along the two new routes. This will be a mixture of on-street and residential parking which will be installed within 1.5km of the routes
• Cycle training for residents to help to improve their cycle commuter skills and safety awareness.
• Cycle checks available from the launch of the new highways until autumn 2011 to make sure people’s bicycles are safe to ride.

Since the launch of the first two Superhighways last July, Transport for London have funded the provision of 4,113 new cycle spaces along their length as well as providing 4,206 hours of training and checking the safety of 4,143 bikes.

The two new routes from Merton to the City (CS7) and Barking to Tower Gateway (CS3), should make it easier and safer for cyclists to commute between outer and inner London on direct, continuous cycle routes. Along the first two Barclays Cycle Superhighway routes, TfL says cycling has increased by up to 70 per cent.

HAS YOUR LOCAL AREA DONE ANYTHING FOR CYCLING LATELY?

A fantastic bike on eBay – Lynskey sexy titanium


Lynskey Cooper Titanium Road Bike 2010

 

Lynskey Cooper Titanium Road Bike 2010

Item condition: Used
Time left: 19h 3m 17s (11 Apr, 201115:19:00 BST)
History: 3 offers
Price: £1,850.00


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Condition:
Used: An item that has been previously used. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully … Read more
Type: Racing Bike
Brake Type: V Type Frame Size: 52 cm
Wheel Size: 700C Gender/ Age: Unisex Adults’
Frame Material: Titanium Brand: Lynskey
Frame Colour: Silver Suspension: No Suspension

Rapha ‘of steel’ video


Love this video – produced in part by Ridley Scott Associates

Rapha and RSA Films present three short films inspired by the people, places and stories of road racing. Johan Museeuw, Sean Kelly and Dario Pegoretti are celebrated in three cinematic portraits exploring the passion, history and drama of the sport.

Based on a trio of story-labels originally found inside the Rapha Club Jerseys, each film brings a new translation: The intense dreamscape of Nick Livesey’s ode to Johan Museeuw, Adrian Moat’s tale of discovery inspired by Sean Kelly and Ben Ingham’s intimate view of Dario Pegoretti in his workshop, all powerful representations of three distinct icons of road racing.

It has been a privilege to work with Ridley Scott Associates and such talented friends on these films.

Nice rapha vid – an oldie but a goodie


Rapha cycling clothing…shot with a Canon XL-H1 and a RedRock 35mm adapter(not on all shots) shortly after this I got rid of the RedRock and bought an SGpro…the SGpro is soooo much better!!