After complaints about significantly increased levels of aggression on the roads, I’ve heard about some radical new plans by Suffolk’s Roadsafe team to make sure that their education programme gets to every road user in Suffolk. The poster campaigns, tv adverts, the website, and road shows are only allowing them to talk to a very small… Continue reading Suffolk Roadsafe to bring road safety campaign to many more travellers
Unfortunately I can’t say that I’ve managed to get distracted by something and end up cycling into the river. Sorry to disappoint. On Sunday afternoon, I went for a cycle ride with my girlfriend, Andrea out along the River Gipping following the river as closely as possible. We got some of the way out, then… Continue reading A Dip in the River Gipping
Since I’m on a train and had a limited choice of sweets, I thought I’d make a little Rowntree’s Randoms story. Here’s the story I made based on the order of the items that came out the packet: There once was a pink headed tortoise who went fishing with the help of his whistle to… Continue reading Time for Rowntree’s Randoms story….
Recently an article appeared on the LCC website about people being fined for cycling on the pavement of Stratford High Street where the Greenway is now diverted due to Olympic and Crossrail works. I decided to take a closer look on the ground on Tuesday evening to see if it was valid for people to cycle there.… Continue reading Cycling along Stratford High Street
On the weekend of the 9th until the 11th of September I organised a cycle trip to Belgium as part of the LCC/Bromley Cyclists. There was quite a lot of interest, however due to various things turning up at work, and schools going back, only one other person came along, who I’d never met before.… Continue reading Cycling: Belgium Trip September 2011
On some longer distance First Great Western trains they have an entertainment carriage in coach D. This is the Live map feature which attributes CloudMade maps that highlight the rail lines. The attribution fades after a few seconds.
About to dock in Calais., a photo by smsm1 on Flickr. About to dock in Calais.
I recently headed over to France for another weekend cycling trip. This time I stayed the night in Oostende, Belgium, so that I could cover more distance in the trip on the continent. This time I headed over using SeaFrance instead of P&O since they were significantly cheaper when returning the following day, rather than… Continue reading Cycling: Calais to Oostende and back
With the English bank holiday weekend (Scotland has the August bank holiday on the first Monday instead of the last), I thought that I would go for one of my longer cycle rides and see if I could beat my previous record of 150 miles. On the Saturday morning I packed the 4.5 litre of… Continue reading Cycling: London to Dover overnight
At the start of October I took a week’s holiday up north in Dumfries in the run up to the Dumfries Mapping Party. It was a great week of mostly cycling, sightseeing and ended with a mapping party, held in the local leisure centre, DG One, which has some council meeting rooms. Heading out I… Continue reading A week in Dumfries