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2018 Commuting experiment part 2

It’s Good Friday now so a short week with just 4 working days. On Monday I took the tram, which has improved in that it’s got quicker over the years. Tuesday was my regular cycle commute which has also improved … Continue reading

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2018 Commuting Experiment – part 1

After a bit of chat at work yesterday about Andy Burnham’s proposal to give priority to cars commuting with multiple occupancy I went looking for a picture I remembered posting on my blog which had the slogan: “When you ride … Continue reading

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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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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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