On Yer Bike

Our blog is published in the Oxford Mail each week.

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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“I absolutely love the new Low Traffic Neighbourhoods”

By Andy Chivers

Eleanor Vogel is a GP in Kidlington. She rides to work every day from Cowley – an impressive 30km round trip - which involves cycling along Church Cowley Road and Rymers

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Celebrating over 80 years of cycling

By Andy Chivers

Cyclox members are a varied bunch, united by a belief in the pleasure and benefits of cycling. Our oldest member still riding a bike is now in his 90th year. He regularly

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Headington’s e-scooter innovation

By Jonny Ives

When it comes to innovation, it seems Headington is ahead of the game. Having cornered the market in shark-through-roof art installations and led the way in

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Bike Theft in Oxford

By Kathryn McNicoll

Bike theft may not seem to be a terrible crime and certainly nobody has been hurt or killed because of it. However, for a key worker who cannot afford a car (and

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Oxford welcomes a different kind of JoyRider

By Annette Pattinson

Remember those days when joy riding in stolen cars was constantly in the news in Oxford? Well, a new and so much better form of joy riding is coming to Oxford –

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The true cost of cycling

By Andy Chivers

Bicycle enthusiasts will tell you that cycling costs next to nothing and compared with running a car they are right. But a bike does incur costs which can be prohibitive

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Visualisation of Oxford's Barton Park showing a cyclist in the bus lane moving towards crossing a the bypass to reach the housing development.

Development planning: it’s not joined-up

By James McNicoll

There is a flood of consultations on developments in and around Oxford right now. Plans are being drawn up for Greater Leys, Blackbird Leys, Mill Lane Old Marston, the

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Three people cycling in the cycle lane filter on Magdalen Bridge, Oxford, in the direction of the High Street to turn right onto Longwall Street. The road is shared by busses, cars and a lorry.

Could cycling replace most car trips in Oxford by 2030?

By Andy Chivers

Since becoming a charity in July last year, Cyclox has developed a vision for Oxford in 2030: a world class cycling city, where everyone can choose to cycle, and where

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A disused gravel track going under a bridge, green grass growing either side.

The case for long-distance greenways

By Brian Robertson

"We have nothing like this in Oxford". A young PhD student from Oxford was admiring the excellent cycle track facilities at York University where we had just completed

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A Happy Cycling New Year

By Alison Hill

There is much that we won’t want to remember about 2020. But for Cyclox, wanting to see so many more people of all ages and backgrounds choose to cycle, there were some

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