Monthly Archives: September 2011

A small slice of the Netherlands, in Horsham

One of the most pleasant streets to cycle on in Horsham is the Causeway. (Photo from It’s a chocolate-box perfect Sussex street, that – despite being very close to the centre of town – has little traffic on it. … Continue reading

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Rush hour in Groningen

Some bicycle (and pedestrian) chaos for your delectation, taken in yesterday’s rush hour in Groningen – which just happens to be the bicycle capital of the world. This is the north-west corner of Vismarkt. Most of the streets around here … Continue reading

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Friday Facility No. 3 – Worthing Road Roundabout, Horsham

This week our winning facility is an off-road cycle track, designed to allow cyclists to negotiate a busy roundabout at the southern entrance to Horsham town centre. The first section starts on the pavement to the left. The roundabout we … Continue reading

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Friday Facility – no.2, North Street, Horsham

Never mind the quality, feel the width. This excellent facility runs from a shared-use overbridge that connects directly into Horsham town centre, to… nowhere in particular. It runs alongside North Street in Horsham, towards the railway station, for about a … Continue reading

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Always to blame

From the Shropshire Star – A Shrewsbury father-of-three, who was killed in a freak accident as he trained for a charity cycle ride, could have been affected by a fly going into his eye, an inquest has heard. Gary Brierley, 44, of … Continue reading

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Acceptable and proportionate

The video below – taken from an episode of BBC’s Traffic Cops, aired on Thursday 14th July – shows the aftermath of a road traffic accident. On a 60 mph stretch of the A6 north of Bedford, a car turned … Continue reading

Posted in Dangerous driving, Department for Transport, Road safety, The judiciary, Uncategorized | 8 Comments

Horsham Cycling Review – Route 2 (High Priority)

This post forms part of a series, documenting the recommendations of Cycling Review commissioned by Horsham District Council. The background is described here, and in the first post of the series here. Route 2 runs from North Heath Road, at … Continue reading

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The Cycling Embassy is launched

The sun shone on Saturday for the official launch of the Cycling Embassy of Great Britain. My short ride from Victoria station to Lambeth Bridge – the launch location – took me down Vauxhall Bridge Road, where I attempted to take … Continue reading

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Brompton rim tape – does it have to be this bad?

I picked up a Brompton on Thursday – an M3L. After whizzing around on it for a few miles on Friday, my initial verdict is that it is tremendous fun to ride, and the folding mechanism is a delight. I … Continue reading

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