On Yer Bike

Our blog is published in the Oxford Mail each week.

New Year’s cycling resolutions

By Alison Hill

As we say goodbye to 2021 – a challenging year for so many – and welcome in 2022 we asked our members what their cycling resolutions are for this year. We got some

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A Christmas guide to giving on yer bike

By Andy Chivers

Remember being given your first bicycle? What a joy it was to get! Bike ownership marking that rite of passage, an independent form of transport, the fun and freedom of it.

How to overtake a person on a bike

By Andy chivers

But there is one vehicle that all drivers will overtake sooner or later: a bicycle. It is an offence to pass a cyclist with less than 1.5m gap (also known as a ‘close pass’).

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

By Andy Chivers

Winter approaches, and with it the inescapable seasonal songs in praise of white Christmases. Cyclists may feel differently and cold weather is generally a big turn off for

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Woodstock Road Improvements

By Alison Hill

The Woodstock Road in Oxford is a beautiful long road with fine old Victorian houses on the southern end, and shaded by trees lining the roadside and overhanging from

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The Oxford ‘Cycling City’ Signs

By Jake Backus

Every so often someone complains, quotes or holds up the Oxford 'Cycling City' signs as if they are a declaration of an achievement, some sort of fake news and an

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Is Oxford better for cycling than we think?

By Andy Chivers

own hometown is full of examples of poor design and poor decisions while other places have been braver and more imaginative in making cycling and walking attractive.

The humble bike can fight climate change

By Alison Hill

It is difficult to miss the fact that the UK is hosting COP26 climate conference. Midway through the climate conference is the Global Day of Action (Saturday 6th November)

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20mph is good for everyone

By Alison Hill

Speed kills. The risks of injury and death when a cyclist or pedestrian is hit by a vehicle increases the faster the vehicle is travelling. A pedestrian hit at 40mph has a

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Me and my bike: Patricia Logullo

By Patricia Logullo

I came to Oxford as a University employee in 2018 and fell in love with the city. I am from the biggest, most polluted Brazilian city, São Paulo. There, I needed to go

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Dr Bike

By Kathryn McNicoll

Since the New Year, we have accepted a few more donated bikes for key workers and handed out perhaps 20 more. However, our attention has turned to Dr Bike sessions as

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Oxfordshire County Council’s Cycling Champion

By Councillor Andrew Gant

A few years ago, Park Lane in central London had four lanes of cars noisily coughing north on its western carriageway. Now there is just one. The road space freed

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