Unfortunately we in Britain are not as forward thinking as some of our northern European cousins. We lack the proper infrastructure here to make cycling a proper alternative to driving and any infrastructure that is in place tends to be piecemeal, disjointed and clearly designed by someone who wouldn’t know a sprocket from a crank. The end result is that if you want to get anywhere then you really have to be willing to cycle on the roads and share your journey with traffic.
Over the years I have become something of an evangelist when it comes to cycling and take any opportunity to extol the virtues of cycling to work. And yes before you ask, I am fun at parties. When I am finished my sermon I tend to get a variation of the same replies and I want to take this opportunity to deal with these and hopefully to debunk some myths when it comes to cycling to work. Talking about the weather is a British past time. We talk about it because of its merc
If you have read the page About Me on this page then you will know that I am what is known as a “time-poor” cyclist. Family takes priority over everything and then comes a demanding job and then any spare time is divided between various hobbies and activities of which cycling is just one. Having said all of that, I first started to commute to work by bike before I started my role as a father and it was driven (no pun intended) by an inescapable need to escape the soul-sappin