On Yer Bike

Our blog is published in the Oxford Mail each week.

Top tips for approaching junctions on a bike

By Jack Vaughan

‘Cycle-friendly cities are not exempt from crashes’ warned The Times in an article published in August. In an analysis of the most dangerous commuter routes for cyclists

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Why cyclists don’t always use the cycle lane

By Hazel Dawe

Car drivers are often annoyed when they see people not using a cycle lane. Yet there are many good reasons why people might choose to cycle on the road rather than in the

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The 15-minute City

By Jonny Ives

How far can you walk in fifteen minutes? How far from home could you be if you hopped on a bike and pedalled for a quarter of an hour? If you drew these two 15-minute

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Pavement parking – why do we tolerate it?

By Alison Hill

If you have been out for a cycle or a walk today in the city, I can bet that you will have passed a vehicle parked on a pavement. As it is such a commonplace occurrence

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Maps are fun!

By Andy Chivers

Maps are fun, maps are educational, maps tell the truth, maps are beautiful. You can probably tell that I am a map enthusiast... Maps have changed out of all recognition

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Back in the saddle

By Leandra Cardoso

The Bikes for Key Workers project launched at the end of April 2020 and has succeeded in giving bikes to over 200 local NHS and social care key workers. Leandra

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How to prevent your bike being stolen

By Becci Curtis

Roads have steadily got busier since the end of May, but the return of motorised traffic has not halted the increasing popularity of cycling. Bike shops have struggled to

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Hills, headwinds, and rain…things to prepare for

By Andy Chivers

Articles about cycling are typically illustrated by happy people pedalling on the flat in warm sunshine. As recent weeks have reminded us, the weather is not always like that.

Cycling for all in the county, says Active Oxfordshire

By Josh Lenthall

Last month the Department of Transport published Gear Change, a national strategy that seeks to make England “a great walking and cycling nation”.

Be Nice, Say Hi! What to do near horses

By John Magrath

Now that so many more of us are getting out and about on our bikes, it feels like a very good time to revive some excellent advice from Cycling UK about what to do when

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The best and worst Oxfordshire summertime cycle paths

By Andy Chivers

Many of us are enjoying rides into the countryside and one of the pleasures is seeing other people on their bikes, especially family groups. For those in the city,

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200th bike for keyworkers is handed out

By Kathryn McNicoll

As we approach the 200th bike to be handed out to keyworkers across Oxford it is perhaps a good time to reflect on the extraordinary success of this project.