Archive for 2011

On Yer Bike: More cyclists is the solution to our congested roads

Posted on October 19th, 2011 by by CycloxEditor

By James Styring
Tuesday 18th October 2011
While Oxford’s arterial roads, and those in the market towns, suffer heavy traffic at commuter times, Cowley Road is rammed all day long.
The crawling queues start at 8am and stop-start traffic appears, car after car, until mid-evening. Even outside school and Brookes terms, traffic is slow and relentless. more

ON YER BIKE: Jekyll and Hyde drivers

Posted on October 5th, 2011 by by CycloxEditor

By James Styring
Wednesday 5th October 2011
We’ve been driving a lot more than usual lately because my wife is pregnant – or was, at the time of writing. Her due date is today. We don’t know if the little critter is a boy or a girl but one thing’s for certain: it’s a cyclist. It whirrs […]

ON YER BIKE: For a classier ride, you are better off going bespoke

Posted on June 28th, 2011 by by CycloxAdmin

ON YER BIKE: For a classier ride, you are better off going bespoke
10:00am Tuesday 21st June 2011
By Honour Tomkinson »
LAST Friday, in the pouring rain, we ventured down the M4 for the launch of the first ever Bespoked Bristol.
It’s the event for custom handmade bicycle makers to showcase their wares, and is a real treat […]

ON YER BIKE: Cyclists in our world-class city deserve better

Posted on May 31st, 2011 by by CycloxAdmin

Tuesday 31st May 2011
James Styring
I was at a table outside a bar in Manhattan in 1997. The street was rammed with wheezing and spluttering V8 beasts. An SUV nearly took the back off my head as it parked. The engine roared, belched a bomb of black soot and died. Its occupants piled out and sat […]

ON YER BIKE: Goodbye to a friend who was a true inspiration

Posted on May 17th, 2011 by by CycloxAdmin

Tuesday 17th May 2011
By James Styring »
EVERY now and again, you come across someone truly inspiring. Someone who makes perfect sense and who in turn helps you to make sense of what you’re striving to achieve.
For me, one such person was Paul Cullen, who died tragically on May 2. He was doing what he loved […]

ON YER BIKE: Hitting the road in harmony with two-wheeled pals

Posted on May 12th, 2011 by by CycloxAdmin

Wednesday 4th May 2011  Oxford Mail
By Honour Tomkinson
People definitely talk about their cars as persons and describing your motor as a ‘he’ or ‘she’ is not frowned upon, as far as I know. Boats too, even more so, but bicycles? Increasingly I have heard people describing their bikes while borrowing from the biological gender binary […]

On Yer Bike: Tweed Run turns back time

Posted on May 11th, 2011 by by CycloxAdmin

Tuesday 10th May 2011 Oxford Mail
By James Styring
WE WERE walking near Spitalfields Market in East London when our path was blocked by a cavalcade of hundreds of tweed-clad cyclists. They weren’t just wearing tweed jackets, but the full 1920s monty: deerstalker hats, trousers tucked into long socks with shiny brogues.
Some […]

Public-spirited cyclists

Posted on February 3rd, 2011 by by CycloxEditor

Letter, Oxford Times Thursday 3rd February 2011
Sir – Your correspondent Hugh Jaeger (Letters, January 27) writes: “Richard Mann, of Cyclox . . . wants 20mph both enforced and extended to Oxford’s remaining 30mph roads. How many libraries or youth centres might have to close to fund such gestures?” I’m not an economist, but I fail […]

On Yer Bike: End the war on cyclists

Posted on January 11th, 2011 by by CycloxEditor

Tues 11th January 2011 By James Styring
DAVID Cameron wants his to be the Greenest Government ever, but the coalition will never achieve this by hugging cars. Last year, the Government tossed Cycling England on to the bonfire of the quangos while announcing a £300m investment in low-carbon cars, and has just announced (another) […]