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Get pedalling to music festivals

Posted on June 18th, 2010 by by CycloxEditor

Tuesday 1st June 2010 By James Styring in Oxford Mail
It was about time I cycled, I realised, rather than spending all my time writing and talking about it. Too often I’m asked what big rides I’ve done and I have to admit: I don’t cycle all that much. Sad but true.
That’s partly because I work […]

Salvation is at hand for bike tourists

Posted on June 18th, 2010 by by CycloxEditor

Monday 17th May 2010 By James Styring in Oxford Mail
Oxford is absurdly well-served by bike shops. Old and new, made-to-break jalopies, and top-end to-die-fors – you can get any bike under the sun.
Yet Cyclox has always been stumped by requests from Americans and Germans who want to hire bikes for work or leisure.
I give them […]

More need to start cycling

Posted on June 18th, 2010 by by CycloxEditor

Monday 3rd May 2010       By James Styring in the Oxford Mail.

For all its vibrancy and variety, the chronic traffic on Cowley Road in East Oxford is unbearable. Over the years, Oxfordshire’s love of the car has gone stratospheric.
Most of Oxford’s arterial roads, and those in the market towns, have heavy traffic at commuter […]

Enforce 20mph limits – Ox Times letter

Posted on March 18th, 2010 by by CycloxEditor

Oxford Times
Thursday 18th March 2010
Sir – Your 20mph speed survey (Report, March 4) came to an odd conclusion. Despite finding that more drivers are obeying the law, it starts, “Driving experts questioned the need for Oxford’s 20mph limits after it emerged motorists are still ignoring the restrictions.”
Must drivers only comply with laws they believe are […]

Give teeth to 20mph limit enforcement

Posted on March 9th, 2010 by by CycloxEditor

Tues 9th March 2010
By James Styring
IT IS six months since Oxford’s 20mph zones were introduced. How are they treating you? Your answer will probably depend on whether or not you drive.
On the one hand, drivers can’t see the point of 20mph. On the other, 20mph is better for people who walk, cycle, or use […]

Victor Meldrew

Posted on February 18th, 2010 by by CycloxEditor

I really am falling to bits. I’ve had a cough and cold since Christmas, and a week ago I lost my voice for two days.
Read more.

Cycling in the snow

Posted on January 14th, 2010 by by CycloxEditor

Cycling in the snow is fun. In case you missed it, here’s how to do it next time we freeze up.
Preparation is key
Clothes-wise, the rules for cycling are the same as walking around in-5 ºC. Feet need hiking boots or, for the serious snow cyclist, neoprene overshoes. Leggings of some sort under the jeans are […]