I’m Rob, and I write about cycling. Mainly about stuff around Glasgow, and often regarding recumbents (mine’s the weird orange lying-down bike you might have seen around).
You can find more about the blog under the ‘About’ menu above, along with contact details if you want to get in touch. I’ve also stuck the posts that most people seem to come here looking for under a heading on the right hand side called ‘Popular Posts’
If you’re interested in me and a friend cycling between London and Edinburgh and back again in July this year, I’ve moved everything under a separate page. See London-Edinburgh-London in the menu bar, or just click here.
A small group of folk in Shawlands are getting exceptionally excited about a 60 pence rise in hours parking fees. Here’s my thoughts on why that’s a touch short sighted.
Last night Frank McAveety (Glasgow’s Cycling Tsar) spoke about cycling at the Go Bike! AGM. Here’s a faintly cynical (who, me?) summary of what he said…
The MetaBike is fast on the flat, arguably the best climbing recumbent, and can take wide tyres and a rear rack. It’s also punishingly rigid and with handling that sometimes verges on the violent. Can the tiger be tamed, and would you want to try?
Three people have died in the past week whilst cycling in London. Many more have had their lives permanently changed. When will it change?
If you’re considering upgrading your lighting arrangements in time for winter, you could do a lot worse than the dynamo-powered Luxos IQ2 U. Provided you can get past that name…
Yesterday (30 October), Alison Johnstone started a members’ debate on strict liability and whether it would be a grand thing to have in Scotland. Here’s a summary of the debate and keith Brown’s response, in case you want to catch up on the thoughts of your local politician.
Helen Measures was recently cleared of causing the death of Denisa by careless driving in 2012. Her parents yesterday released an open letter, roundly condemning the justice process.
Yesterday morning seven Red Cross staff were abducted in Syria. 22 others have been killed since the Syrian conflict began. Aid agencies need your help.
A few cycling-related bits and pieces from the past week, including McCourt’s sentence review failure, Norman Baker making stuff up, and the Space4Cycling campaign.
Battle Mountain 2013 saw a group of maniacs attempting to break the HPV speed record. One of them did it, reaching an unassisted 83.13 mph on the flat, with no tailwind or other trickery. Here’s a bit about it.