Cycling in a skirt

One life, some bicycles. A million possibilities, zero clue!


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How Do You Get A Community On A Bicycle? Part 2

Whereabouts are the brakes on this thing” is not a question you want to hear, especially when the rider is speeding across a small forecourt towards a line of parked cars.

Meanwhile, in my peripheral vision I can see our brand new cargo trike, 2 passengers in the front-box taking a corner flat out, heading on collision course with the first rider. Avoidance of this only likely if the trike first overbalances on the hairpin turn.

Not for the first time I wonder at how on earth I landed up being the responsible adult for this renegade group. Continue reading


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How Do You Get A Family On A Bicycle?

20150405_105755Obviously the best way to test out any new bike accessory is by using a huge bag of cat litter.

Well it is when the accessory is a child’s bike seat (fitted by yours truly) and the person riding hasn’t been on a bicycle for the best part of 15 years. Continue reading


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New Year’s Revolution

With mid-January fast approaching, for some the shine is already wearing off of all those sparkly 2015 resolutions….

Not for me, but only because I gave up making those kinds of promises a long time ago! This was in equal parts due to a distinct lack of will power and a contrary nature which means that as soon as I’m forbidden to do something (even by myself) I automatically want to do that thing… a lot. Continue reading


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The Bizarre World of Christmas Bicycles

DSCF8149It’s that time of year when there’s children’s bike buying to be done and thus good-will to all humans flies out the door, faster than Santa on a full carbon-fibre frame. Continue reading