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Mobike – The official roadtest

If you’ve had the pleasure of hiring a Mobike you’ll know that the beauty of it is not the quality of the bike but the system around it. Nevertheless, I feel the need to report on the performance of the … Continue reading

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Mobike – First Impressions

Manchester and Salford have seen the launch of the Chinese bike hire scheme Mobike this week and it’s got our office talking bikes. This is their 130th city scheme so presumably they know what they’re doing but it’s the first … Continue reading

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On where we’re up to on the Prestwich High Street plans

Originally posted on Banging on about bikes:
It’s hard to say really. The whole thing seems to be a bit of a mess right now. I originally wrote about this scheme here: https://bangingonaboutbikes.wordpress.com/2015/12/03/on-why-its-crucial-to-get-cycling-right-in-prestwich/ and those thoughts are still very much…

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Bike for sale, 2 careful owners

I’ve recently bought a Trek 7.4 hybrid through the work’s Cyclescheme to replace my default get-to-work-cycling-hack known as The Mighty Saracen. The Saracen isn’t broken but is due its winter service and although I don’t begrudge the amount of money … Continue reading

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Villo!

I tried out a Velib hire bike in Paris a few years back and a Barclays/Boris bike in London a couple of years ago so as I was in Brussels for a fantastically beer filled stag party I thought I’d … Continue reading

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A happy ending

So I got my bike back! I didn’t think it would happen but it did. I’ll start with a quick time line: Sat 6th April 20:45 Parked my bike outside Ostrich pub on Bury Old Road Sun 7th 00:30 (ish) … Continue reading

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Feeling the love

Pride comes before a fall and here’s me looking particularly proud of myself on the Fuji single speed bike I owned for about a month. This photo was a bit of a joke between myself and my old cycling buddy JP … Continue reading

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