Category Archives: Cycle sport

Where are Britain’s practical bikes?

One of the many impressions from my recent trip to the Netherlands is how everybody rides pretty much the same bike. This is the basic – and pretty indestructible – classic Dutch bike. It’s either single speed, or has hub … Continue reading

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Bradley Wiggins selling onions

A cartoon from the current edition of Private Eye, that made me smile. The joke, of course, lies in the new dominance of British cycling in a French race, and an extension of that dominance, beyond cycle sport, to a … Continue reading

Posted in Cycle sport, Cycling policy, Cycling renaissance, The media, The Netherlands | 5 Comments