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.
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.
Glasgow Council stands behind £50 fines for children cycling on grass! (Yes, it’s a sensationalist headline. Worryingly, it’s also true…)
Another review! This time the Monkii Wedge tool roll, which is a neat way of making your bottle cage bosses a bit more multifunctional. It’s not all good news, however.
For the first post in 2014, let’s have a look at my bike-related Christmas prezzie; the Ortlieb Office Bag.
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…)
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…