Archive for 'Cycling' Category

Yellow Triangle

By Anthony - Last updated: Friday, July 25, 2008

The CTC have been helping a young man with Asperger’s Syndrome with his cycling using their cycling champions programme: My son Will has Asperger’s Syndrome which for him manifests itself with deep depression and anxiety. Earlier this year at an appointment with his psychotherapist, he was asked to colour in a sheet of paper to […]

Vaccination as a voting issue

By Anthony - Last updated: Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Ken Livingstone’s ignorant statements on immunisation are a reason not to vote for him in the forthcoming election according to Dr Michael Fitzpatrick At the height of the MMR controversy, Johnson rejected the scare and endorsed the childhood immunisation programme. He even publicly criticised the Daily Mail over its irresponsible scare-mongering on the issue. This […]

Men who love their bicycles

By Anthony - Last updated: Thursday, November 15, 2007

What exactly has this man done wrong?

Four wheels good, two wheels bad

By Anthony - Last updated: Thursday, July 12, 2007

This is ridiculous: One of Britain’s biggest engineering companies has banned staff from travelling on bicycles or motorbikes after declaring them too dangerous. Jacobs Babtie advises local authorities on sustainable transport projects – including how to get more people to switch from four wheels to two. It has told staff at its 36 offices across […]

Legitimate beer guts

By Anthony - Last updated: Saturday, July 7, 2007

If you are a professional cyclist you have an excuse for a beer gut: Spaniard Miguel Indurain, who took five successive titles, had lungs so big they displaced his stomach, leading to his trademark paunch. Indurain’s lung capacity was eight litres, compared to an average of six litres. [...] Lance Armstrong’s heart, like that of […]

Illegal Parking in Japan

By Anthony - Last updated: Friday, September 29, 2006

Whatever you do, don’t park your bicycle illegally in Japan.

On protecting one’s brain

By Anthony - Last updated: Friday, September 15, 2006

Something felt weird as I was cycling into work this morning. After, a few minutes of a nagging feeling, I raised my hand only to feel my fingers run through my hair. Well, what hair I have remaining. I had forgotten to put my cycle helmet on. Lucky for me, this may not have been […]

Colour of the bikeshed

By Anthony - Last updated: Sunday, September 10, 2006

Due to storage problems, I’m considering building a bike shed. After reading this, perhaps a nuclear reactor might be an easier proposition.

Miles to fall

By Anthony - Last updated: Friday, January 20, 2006

Although I have a mountain bike, cycling on a bike along the edge of a cliff has never really appealed to me. Falling off a bike is bad enough on the flat. With the wonders of modern technology you can see what happens when you make a mistake on a narrow track above a ravine […]