Archive for 'Cycling' Category
The CTC have been helping a young man with Asperger’s Syndrome with his cycling using their cycling champions programme: My son Will has Aspergerâ€™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 […]
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 […]
What exactly has this man done wrong?
This is ridiculous: One of Britainâ€™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 â€“ including how to get more people to switch from four wheels to two. It has told staff at its 36 offices across […]
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 […]
Whatever you do, don’t park your bicycle illegally in Japan.
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 […]
Due to storage problems, I’m considering building a bike shed. After reading this, perhaps a nuclear reactor might be an easier proposition.
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 […]