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The Great Big Entirely Un-rebranded Bike Blog Roundup

In light of the CTC rebranding itself as Cycling UK is it time for the Bike Blog Roundup to get itself a new image? Either way, we should all be doing more to talk about 'cycling' rather than 'cyclists' - and be aware that terminology - like 'superhighways' vs 'quietways' - can have unexpected consequences.

The Great Big 'Only Connect' Bike Blog Roundup

It seemed to be a week of thinking holistically this week with a ride on an outer London cycle route that led Ranty Highwayman to realise that we need to think about whole neighbourhoods not routes, while the Westway section of the planned East West London Superhighway shows how important the wider network is in making a cycle route a success - and success breeds success as plans to

The Great Big Motor? What Motor? Bike Blog Roundup

As the other half of the bike world gets all excited about motor doping, bike bloggers needed no such mechanical assistance - although perhaps the UCI could be called in to investigate the Dutch who, not satisfied with building inter-city bike route that are so perfect they're even (whisper it) a bit boring, and even as the rest of the world is just beginning to get to grips with sustaina

The Great Big Assen Study Tour Roundup

Last summer I had the pleasure of spending three days in Assen (and Groningen) on a David Hembrow study tour. This was my second study tour; I had previously been on the 'official' Cycling Embassy study tour back in 2011.

The Great Big No Business like Snow Business Bike Blog Roundup

With mild temperatures returning to the UK after a brief week of winter, those yearning for a proper winter had to look across the Atlantic where Snowmageddon closed city streets for cars but opened them for people, including a hardy few on bikes.

The Great Big Phantom Menace Bike Blog Roundup

It might seem strange for a bike blog roundup to start with a pedestrian story, but they suffer from the same sort of victim blaming that cyclists do - the drip feed of articles that add up to a toxic atmosphere over time - although that might be because the messages around 'Vision Zero' have concentrated too h

The Great Big Double-Dutch Bike Blog Roundup

It comes up every year - the 'Dutch style' cycling infrastructure that turns out to be not quite all it's cracked up to be. This year's 'double dutch' story seems to have come early with Northumberland's 'Dutch style' centreline removal treatment - but is it fundamentally misunderstanding the context the Dutch would use such an approach?

The Great Big That Was the Year That Was Bike Blog Roundup

Welcome back to the bike blog roundup after our (much needed...) Christmas break. We were going to kick off the year with a look back at some of the issues that shaped 2015 but it turned out that many of our favourite blogs had done just that already.

How cycle bloggers shifted mountains

Our board member Sally Hinchcliffe spoke about national campaigning for cycle infrastructure at a recent ESRC event in Newcastle. Her presentation is called “How cycle bloggers shifted mountains”. You can watch Sally’s 15 minutes presentation on the event page (link above) or read the transcript:

The Great Big Slow, Slow, Quick, Quick, Slow Bike Blog Roundup

Anyone who's been involved at all in cycle campaigning knows how long it can take for anything to get done - but cities wanting to spearhead change would do well to heed Janette Sadik-Kahn's advice for Toronto from New York to move fast and trial things and tweak later.


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