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Me and my bike: Sourovi De

By Kathryn McNicoll

Sourovi has been living in Oxford for 11 years but it is only recently that she has decided to take up

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One more bollard

By Andy Chivers

What is the most fun you can have on three wheels? Answer: Riding round Oxford in the sun on the electric assist tricycle rickshaw (or trishaw) owned by the charity ‘Cycling without

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Seeing the world differently through cycling

By Henry Smith

Seeing Mark Cavendish back to winning ways at the Tour de France this month takes me back to the summer of 2012 where my love of cycling was really ignited. The image of Bradley Wiggins in the Yellow jersey leading the world champion Cav down the Champs Elysee is etched into my

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In search of the perfect bike

By Jonny Ives

With summer here, Cyclox Trustee Jonny Ives, tunes into the Tour de France and wonders whether in the race for perfection the latest light-weight racing machine might come second to a heavy shopper with a hinge in the

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Taking pleasure in small things

By Andy Chivers

People on bikes might appear a little bit smug and self-satisfied when they say how easily they got from A to B, which can be pretty irritating to non-cyclists. Cyclox’s aim to get more people on bikes just annoys those whose job prevents them cycling, or whose ability to ride a bike is compromised. Cyclox always remembers that for some the car is unavoidable, but for those who do have a choice we want to make choosing the bike more attractive and

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The worst junction in Oxford

By Danny Yee

Consider the junction where the B4495 (Church Cowley Rd) meets the A4158 (Henley Avenue/Rose Hill). Is this the worst junction in

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‘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 would cycle but it is too dangerous’. Another was ‘I’m not fit enough to ride a bike’. Neither are true, but perception is

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Influencing local cycling infrastructure

Cyclox Chair, Dr Alison Hill

Tuesday 15th June, 7.30-8.30pm

Online Zoom

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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 shocked to discover that I had to pay for a parking permit and even more shocked to discover how difficult it was to find a parking space near to my

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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 she lives and works and one she obviously feels passionate

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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 of Healthy Streets and Active Travel (CoHSAT) is a group of voluntary and campaigning organisations working across Oxfordshire to create attractive, accessible and people-friendly streets. We want to see a future where everyone is able to walk and cycle for everyday trips on quiet streets and in liveable neighbourhoods, and where no-one has to own a car because there is always an alternative form of

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