On My Bike

Our blog is published in the Oxford Mail each week.

Headshot of Cllr Dan Levy, middle-aged white man wearing glasses and smiling

Championing active travel

By Cllr Dan Levy

Why do we need an active travel champion? What do I do as champion? What are my ambitions are in this role? Although the champion role has no formal powers, I hope I can

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Three bikes belonging to dinner ladies parked outside the school where they work

Commuting: from car-share to e-bike

By Emily Kerr

Tiffany and Dawn are dinner ladies at a central Oxford primary school. Until this term, they shared a car to travel to work, along with another friend, commuting in to the

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Woman wearing cycle helmet posing in frnt of wall holding her Raleigh bike

Me and my bike: Jennifer Simmons

By Kathryn McNicoll

How long have you had your bike? Perhaps 5 years? 10? Well, Jennifer has had her bike for 31 years.
Group of eight women cyclists meeting in Oxfam Superstore. Mix of ages and ethnicities

Your cycling journey with JoyRiders

By Annette Pattinson

This May, JoyRiders Oxford celebrated its first year running free, women-only group cycle rides led by trained female volunteers. In that year, we ran 33 rides in and

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Bikes donated to Sanctuary Wheels piled up at donation point

Bikes for refugees: Sanctuary Wheels

By Kathryn McNicoll

When the pandemic hit in 2020, Cyclox started refurbishing donated bikes to hand out to key workers. This year we were asked by Asylum Welcome if we could do something

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Bike used by surgeon to cycle to work, showing panniers

Cycle to work and get there on time!

By Jen Graystone

In 2011 I moved to Oxford to start a new job at the John Radcliffe Hospital (JR) as a consultant surgeon. As a surgeon, I work odd hours, sometimes finishing operations

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Women cycling down Catte Street in Oxford. One black woman. One woman on longtail bike with two small children on the back

Safer streets for active women and girls

By Matt Roebuck

Next weekend, on 11 June, one of the world's most prestigious cycling events, The Women’s Tour, comes to Oxfordshire. According to its organisers, it brings with it a

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Row of parked cargo bikes of different brands: Douze, Bakfiets

Cargo bikes delivering change in Headington

By Jonny Ives

In the past 12 months cargo bikes have become a common sight across Oxford. Jonny Ives went up the hill to Headington to find out what lies beneath the growth of the
Group of people in a car-sharing pool with a shared car. Adults, children, older people

Sharing cars can benefit us all

By Emily Kerr

Cars can be convenient. But private car ownership is expensive (c. £4k a year in the UK). Cars cause congestion, take up space on the streets, and threaten the safety of

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Andy Chivers cycling along the canal towpath at Wolvercote

Bikes are good for business

By Andy Chivers

We hear a lot about how closing roads to private motor vehicles will be bad for business. But just look around Oxford and it is clear that cargo bikes are now providing an

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Cycling is at the heart of Oxford’s future

By Alison Hill

An open letter from the Chair of Cyclox to the new city councillors elected on Thursday 5 May 2022

Cycling to Tehran

By Andy Chivers

At our monthly Cyclox talk earlier this year Iraj Maghounaki told us about his ride from Oxford to Tehran in 2021, raising money for Oxfordshire Mind. He felt it was

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