April 5, 2017 Jack

One of the most common problems urban cyclists tell us about commuting in the city is the dreaded ‘close pass’. It’s infuriating.   You know how it goes: You’re cycling back in rush hour after a long, hard day’s work, eager to get home and rest up your aching legs… but often you arrive home more stressed than…

March 30, 2017 Jack

“If German roads are like the lattices of a fine apple strudel, then London roads are like a stodgy spag bowl your 3 year old tipped upside-down on the floor.” London roads are messy. And cycling on London roads is messier still. Pedestrians, cyclists and drivers alike all have to compete for a share of the very limited space…

March 28, 2017 Jack

“Bicycle” is 4,413th most common word in the English language. (One place behind “foster” and one place ahead of “encouraging“.)   The word comes from the Old English “bi” (meaning two), and the Ancient Greek “kuklos” (meaning circle or wheel).   (A two-circle… a two-wheel… a bi-kuklos… a bicycle!)   But how do you say bicycle in other languages? Here are 10…