On Yer Bike

Our column is published in the Oxford Mail every Tuesday.

Covid-19 and Cycling

By Alison Hill

Managing the spread of Covid-19 is resulting in more and more restrictions on our lives. Cycling is one activity Cyclox believes that it is essential to maintain over the

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Cycling around the world in 263 days…

By Becci Curtis

On the 29th June 2019, a huge number of well-wishers congregated outside Beeline Bicycles to see two members of the Cowley Road Condors Cycling Club head off on the

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Cyclists, or people on bikes?

By Roger Symonds

I am not a cyclist. As Mikael Coalville-Anderson, author of Copenhagenize said: “I am just a modern city dweller, who happens to use a bicycle to get around because it

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Bicycles and Greenhouse Gases

By Andy Chivers

Last week, two-hundred people turned up on a cold, wet and windy night to hear Prof. Tim Schwannen talk about transport in the future. He pointed out that despite the

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Healthy Streets: something we can all agree on?

By Oly Ship

In current times, we’d be hard pressed not to find ourselves privy to multiple divisive debates. In this country, the toxic legacy of the Brexit referendum can appear to

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Should wearing cycle helmets be made compulsory?

By Roger Symonds

I have noticed that many people cycling in Oxford do not wear helmets. Is this because people feel safe on Oxford roads? Or is the demographic predominantly young and

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Two Oxford City cycle paths are now on Google Street View

By Andy Chivers

Ignoring the harmful exhaust emissions for a moment, the car is a remarkable invention, combining freedom and security, effectively providing you with a house on wheels.

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Movement as medicine: cycling can help close the fitness gap at any age

By Becci Curtis and Sir Muir Gray

Last September, Cyclox and Oxford Brookes University hosted a conference on co-creating a cycling environment for people of all ages. In his opening

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Bike tourism: a missed opportunity for Oxford

By Roger Symonds

My partner and I are recent Oxford residents and we love the city. We moved from Bath at the beginning of August 2019. One of the main reasons for the move was that

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I ride my bike to the bus stop

By Andy Chivers

One of Cyclox’s members wrote to suggest that bus stops would benefit from a couple of bike stands nearby. There are a few examples of this dotted around Oxford, and it

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When does a free for all become chaos?

By Andy Chivers

I had the pleasure of cycling along Marston Ferry Rd during rush hour recently, against the fantastic flow of children making their way to school. Whoever commissioned

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The Red Zone Zero Emission Zone

By Andy Chivers

There’s a consultation out on the Red Zone Zero Emission Zone in Oxford city centre. This is the start of a substantial programme to tackle city centre air pollution

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