Archive for 2010

Two Letters – Gritting & 20mph

Posted on December 26th, 2010 by by CycloxAdmin

1. Oxford Times Enforce 20mph limit
Thurs 23rd December 2010
Sir – We’re not sure whether Hugh Jaeger (Letters, November 25) wants buses, motorbikes, cars, lorries or trains to be allowed to do more than 20mph on Oxford’s side streets, shopping streets, or in the city centre — it’s hard to keep up with who he is […]

On Yer Bike: Imagine things after Christmas

Posted on December 14th, 2010 by by CycloxEditor

Tuesday 14th December 2010 By James Styring
Be patient with me. There’s a point to all this. I’d just got back from a brisk morning workout on my mountain bike as the bin men were passing my house. They’d carefully left unemptied about a third of the recycling bins outside my neighbours’ houses.
“We can’t collect anything […]

On Yer Bike: My mind was only focused on the ‘fold’

Posted on December 14th, 2010 by by CycloxEditor

Tuesday 7th December 2010 By Honour Tomkinson »
IT WAS a cold and frosty 7am start as I set off for Oxford station. This is a rare occurrence as I am not a commuter and I am generally not an early riser either, but this day was different. I had been invited to the […]

ON YER BIKE: Ban seat belts to help beat the bulge

Posted on November 30th, 2010 by by CycloxEditor

Tuesday 30th November 2010 James Styring
The advantages of cycling are so obvious it’s not worth banging on about them – cycling is quicker across town, it doesn’t pollute or cause congestion, it’s better for you, and of course it’s a whole lot cheaper than running a car or getting the bus.
What is interesting, though, […]

ON YER BIKE: Sitting pretty on a piece of cycling history

Posted on November 29th, 2010 by by CycloxEditor

10:00am Tuesday 23rd November 2010 By Honour Tomkinson
I was recently given a B67 S Aged for my birthday, classically sprung for supreme comfort but wider and softer than other models.
It sounds like I got given a bed mattress, but I am actually describing my newly-acquired Brooks saddle.
This is my first Brooks and I now […]

On Yer Bike: Probably the best bike shop in the world

Posted on November 29th, 2010 by by CycloxEditor

10:00am Tuesday 16th November 2010 By James Styring
Bike shops: All change, please… I’ve always had a soft spot for Bike Zone. It sells and services an astonishing number of bikes for a shop that’s little larger than a garden shed.
The manager, Neil, has worked there all the 15 years I’ve lived in […]

ON YER BIKE: Wedded to idea of a DIY Living Street

Posted on November 2nd, 2010 by by CycloxEditor

By James Styring in the Oxford Mail
“DO you take Beech Croft Road to be your loyal, wedded street?” asked a man wearing a dramatically tall top hat.
“I do,” replied a woman in witch attire.
“Do you promise to adopt and to love, to fund and maintain this street until votes do you part?”
“I do.”
And so Councillor […]

Oxford Mail: Oxford bus drivers take to two wheels

Posted on October 7th, 2010 by by CycloxEditor

By Liam Sloan 3:00pm Tuesday 5th October 2010
BUS drivers and cyclists are not normally the best of friends, but nine Oxford Bus Company employees swapped four wheels for two – and cycled to Cambridge for a good cause.
The team took part in the 89-mile-long Oxford to Cambridge Bike Ride, […]

Avoiding bike thefts

Posted on August 8th, 2010 by by CycloxEditor

Keeping your bike
There has been a rise in bike thefts in Oxford. From the start of April 2009 until the end of March 2010, 2,137 bikes were stolen – a rise of 352 on the previous 12 months. The police are blaming the rise in thefts on cyclists who don’t lock their […]

Saddle up for great week of cycle action

Posted on June 18th, 2010 by by CycloxEditor

Tuesday 15th June 2010
By James Styring in Oxford Mail
[see live programme for latest details of Bike week rides ]
Forecasters are predicting warmer, drier weather for the rest of June, so there are no excuses for not getting out and about on a bike.
This year’s National Bike Week starts on Saturday, under the dubious banner of […]