Author: Ben

Completely Clueless Drivers

It seems some days drivers can be the best in the world, other days they’re clueless morons. Today seemed to be the latter. I decided to take a ride to the neighbouring town which involves a short stretch of 50mph dual-carriageway, which has two lanes for a significant portion. And it was in this portion that I suffered two close

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Casual London Cycling

The weekend saw me pay a visit to the capital and rather than forego a bike ride, I decided to get pedalling on a Boris Bike – my first time since properly taking up cycling. The last time I used one of these bikes was perhaps 5-6 years ago. I seem to recall it wasn’t the most straightforward process to

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The Slow March to Cleaner Travel

The government have announced that the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans will be banned from 2040 in an effort to improve air quality, and joining other European countries who have made the same pledge. I’m pleased a date has been set, but I’m disappointed it’s not sooner. 2040 is still a long time away – 23

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Early Signs of Improvement

It has been six weeks since I bought my bike, and I’ve been clocking up the miles since then. It may not be a lot to many seasoned cyclists, but for me, the 170 mile figure I’m currently at (give or take a few) is something to be pleased with. Rather too early on, on 1 June, after having the

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