Welcome!

I’m Rob, and I write about cycling (and some other stuff). Mainly about stuff around Glasgow, and often regarding recumbents (mine’s the weird orange white lying-down bike you might have seen around).

You can find more about the blog under the ‘About’ menu above, including contact details and copyright gumph.

Regular readers be warned; you’re going to start finding a fair amount of stuff on babies. You can probably guess the reasons why (although it’s also because I quite like getting new readers and something tells me that more people have kids than ride recumbents…). If you’re only interested in one or t’other, there’s a handy category bar above, or you can just click here for bikes and here for babies.

All posts are pushed out on Twitter (@Darkerside), if that’s your thing.

Cheers!

PS: I know that the click between pages thing at the bottom is knackered. I’ll fix it someday, honest.

Review of NCT antenatal classes

We went through the free NHS antenatal classes, and the National Childbirth Trust’s paid offerings. Using no cycling knowledge at all, here’s a comparison of the two… Slightly specific to Glasgow, but probably applies broadly to most of the UK.

ASA censors cycling safety ad

Today, the Advertising Standards agency released a statement saying that a cycling safety ad had been banned because not everyone wore a helmet, and some cyclists were more than 50cm from the gutter. All future ads which don’t comply will also be banned. If that’s not OK with you, read on.

Saving Shawlands

I wrote recently about why an increase in parking charges is not the reason Shawlands is dying as a high street. As it’s nice and easy to just criticise the suggestions of others, I thought I’d have a bash at actually working out what the problems were. (If you’re in a rush – it’s cars…)