Archive for 2013

On Yer bike: A ‘cycling hub’ makes sense for a new Westgate

Posted on July 18th, 2013 by by CycloxEditor

James Styring Tuesday 9th July 2013
The Westgate Centre is, for the umpteenth time in recent years, undergoing a public consultation about a proposed redevelopment.
As a home-worker and online shopper, I can’t get that excited about the Westgate development. The current Westgate is a bit shabby but – meh – why go there anyway? When I […]

ON YER BIKE: Using a bike to charge up an electric event 3-12 May

Posted on May 3rd, 2013 by by CycloxEditor

By James Styring.  Tues 30th April 2013 From Oxford Mail
They say that if you develop the cycling habit from a young age, it sticks with you for life. I recall learning to ride in a sunny Sydney suburb in the 1970s.
My teacher was our neighbour, the wonderfully named Durn Dart, a rough diamond who’d had […]

ON YER BIKE: Witch-hunt against cyclists: perspective sorely needed!

Posted on March 13th, 2013 by by CycloxAdmin

Tues 5th March 2013  By James Styring
The rants against anarchic two-wheelers or the regular one-sided roasting we get in the media? I am not sure which came first.
The witch-hunt against cycling: chicken or egg?
The latest trouble was stirred up by a report in The Times about cyclists using the Strava website to record speeds […]

ON YER BIKE: Wheel-building: Cycling’s contribution to Zen Buddhism?

Posted on March 13th, 2013 by by CycloxAdmin

Tues 19th Feb 2013 By James Styring
Who needs fishing or yoga or golf – when it comes to chilled-out antidotes to modern life, what could beat a day of wheelbuilding?
Wheelbuilding has a kind of mythic reputation. Anyone can change a brake pad. It takes a hardier type, tooled up and dedicated, to replace a crank. […]

ON YER BIKE: Astonishment at those who eschew the cycle

Posted on February 4th, 2013 by by CycloxEditor

By Honour Tomkinson
Tuesday 18th December 2012
I met a good friend for lunch the other day – after catching up with our news we then caught up with the gossip on her 15-year-old daughter.
Rampant parties, smoking and the latest expensive must-have gadget aside, it also transpired that she hadn’t used her bicycle in the best part […]