On Yer Bike

Our blog is published in the Oxford Mail each week.

‘It’s not an accident’: reporting on road collisions

By Andy Chivers

In those far off days before COVID struck, when Cyclox used to hold stalls at fairs and festivals (Headington, Jericho, Florence Park) one of the recurring themes was ‘I

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How the Walton Street barrier got me out of my car and onto my bike

By Kate Seal

When I moved to Oxford a few years ago, I became obsessed about where to park my car. Previously I had lived in a rural area where every journey I made was by car. I was

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The future for cycling after the Pandemic

By Roger Symonds

As we gradually emerge from this latest lockdown, we are seeing Oxford’s roads getting much busier. But they are busy not only with motor traffic, but also with people on

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Me and my bike: Iona

By Kathryn McNicoll

I met Iona on a bright May morning in a park in Barton. Iona is the Community Health Development Officer for Oxford City Council in Barton, a part of Oxford in which

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Visualisation of Iffley Road with segregated cycle lanes designed by Andy Coram

An open letter to councillors in Oxfordshire County Council

By Alison Hill, Chair of Cyclox, Brenda Boardman and Simon Pratt Co-Chairs of CoHSAT

Dear County Councillor, Congratulations on your election to Oxfordshire County Council. The Coalition

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Walton Street’s Barrier

By Alison Hill

At Oxfordshire County Council’s Transport Decisions meeting on the 29th April, Councillor Yvonne Constance ruled that the barriers at the south end of Walton should be

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The Forgotten Bike Paths of Oxfordshire

By Andy Chivers

We think of the 1930s as the bicycle heyday – car ownership was minimal, long-distance commuting was confined to train and bus, and employers provided mass bike parking

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Riding a bike is a skill…

By Andy Chivers

At its most basic, riding a bike requires the coordination of balance, steering, and turning the pedals. Then comes the most important skill – paying attention to your

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Me and my bright red bike

By Leo-Jay Black

Well, where to begin? It all started in 2007 when I part-exchanged a BMX and £60 for a Kona Yeeha (Steel frame) that was for sale, second-hand, in a local bike shop in

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Celebrating the key worker bike project

By Kathryn McNicoll and Josh Lenthall

One year on from the start of the Bikes for Key Workers project we have handed out our last bike to a key worker, making the total in Oxford 345

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When is a bike not a bike?

By Andy Chivers

No, this isn’t a joke (like ‘When is a door not a door? When it’s ajar!’), but a look at 'non-motorised vehicles' and see how broad that category might be. Motorbike

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Oxfordshire’s School Streets pilots

By Jonny Ives

This week two primary schools in Oxford launched the county council’s School Streets pilot project, taking a big step towards the goal of safe and active travel options for

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