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Analysis-of-cycling-potential.pdf. Cycletta – Womens only cycling events. Cycletta – Womens only cycling events This is an article showing some of the statistics of women cycling in the UK. ‘Human Race’, the UK’s largest and most diverse sports events company announced that its 2013 Cycletta Series has been the biggest event so far and it encouraged almost 3,700 women to get on their bikes during the summer. The increase of women cycling in 2013 reflects the success of British Cycling and shows that they are on track to getting 1 million women cycling by 2014. Victoria Pendleton (Olympic champion) stated ‘I am thrilled that 2013 has been the biggest and best year for the Cycletta Series.

The future of women’s cycling is very bright and I enjoyed meeting lots of the ladies who took part this year from the nervous first timer to the experienced sportive rider.’ Giving more women the opportunity to cycling with other like-minded people is giving them more confidence to embracing the cycling culture on a day-to-day basis. Like this: Like Loading... Urban Cycling Show Spin London hits Brick Lane. Bike shows have recently become more appealing to the public. The contemporary urban cycle show ‘Spin’ gives cyclist more options and opportunities to learn. The exhibition includes cycle inspired films and ‘unique talks and debates on the current state and future of cycling.’

Over 60 exhibitors featured at the first ‘Spin LDN which is why is was appealing for a a variety of different cyclists- from everyday cyclists and the more serious cyclist Spin is the perfect opportunity for visitors to see the most progressive brands alongside more familiar cycling brands. Link to Spin website: The Fact that there has been an increase of interest in bike shows and cycling brands in the recent years suggests that there has been an increase of interest in cycling in general. Brick Lane Bikes join forces with H&M to create an urban cycling collection | CycleLove. 2013. Like this: Like Loading... Cycle-to-work-guidance.

Commuting / There's nothing like cycling to work. Sports Equipment - 2013 - Executive Summary. Renovated Rijksmuseum lets cyclists ride through the building. Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum reopens today, and while many visitors will appreciate the architectural renovation and old masters on show, others might be more excited about being able to ride their bike through the museum again.

The 19th-century museum has had a 10-year, €375 million (£318 million) renovation, which notably includes the reinstatement of the Rijksmuseum's pride and joy: Rembrandt's 17th century painting, The Night Watch. Rembrandt painting The Night Watch has been reinstated behind stained glass windows The Night Watch, along with 400 other works, were moved to the museum's Philipsvleugel wing and to a museum annex at Amsterdam's Schophol airport during the renovation.

The museum hopes that every Dutch child aged 12 or 13 will see the painting, which celebrates the Golden Age of Dutch economic power in the 17th century. The bicycle path, which has allowed pedestrians and cyclists a shortcut across the city ever since the museum was built, was also closed during the renovation. To Encourage Biking, Cities Forget About Helmets. So I bought a day pass online for about $2, entered my login information at one of the hundreds of docking stations that are scattered every few blocks around the city and selected one of Vélib’s nearly 20,000 stodgy gray bikes, with their basic gears, upright handlebars and practical baskets. Then I did something extraordinary, something I’ve not done in a quarter-century of regular bike riding in the United States: I rode off without a helmet. I rode all day at a modest clip, on both sides of the Seine, in the Latin Quarter, past the Louvre and along the Champs-Élysées, feeling exhilarated, not fearful.

And I had tons of bareheaded bicycling company amid the Parisian traffic. One common denominator of successful bike programs around the world — from Paris to Barcelona to Guangzhou — is that almost no one wears a helmet, and there is no pressure to do so. On the other hand, many researchers say, if you force or pressure people to wear helmets, you discourage them from riding bicycles. Cycling on London streets: tackling my Alpe d'Huez. 'Think big' shouts David Eales as I wobble ungracefully away from him, down a narrow, car-lined road. I feel like an overgrown child from a heartwarming movie scene, except I'm not making my bid for independence down a gently rolling park hill but out onto the mean streets of London. Strictly speaking they're the much less scary back streets of Brentford, but for someone who has never cycled on the capital's roads they're plenty intimidating.

This is where I must confess childhood impatience got the better of me; I never learned to cycle in my youth and still pedal with all the composure of a drunk rodeo rider. I'm trying to put that right by taking a course with instructor David Eales, director of the not-for-profit organisation London Bike Hub, which trained some 700 children and half as many adults across the capital last year - mostly in Hounslow, Ealing and other west London boroughs. The two-hour lesson begins with a brief word about your bike and cycling gear.

Barclays to end sponsorship of Boris Johnson's London bike hire scheme | Politics. Barclays deal attracted scrutiny over the manner of its awarding and the small amount of money obtained for such widespread branding across the capital. Photograph: Julian Makey/Rex Features Barclays is preparing to ditch its controversial sponsorship deal for Boris Johnson's flagship bicycle hire scheme, delivering only half the £50m the London mayor had claimed the bank would pay. The bank's logo has covered thousands of "Boris bikes" since the scheme began in July 2010, for a promised total payment of £50m, in an arrangement that has drawn criticism over the manner of its awarding and the modest sums raised for widespread branding across the capital.

Barclays' decision comes in the wake of increased public concern about cycle safety in London, with a mounting death toll. In July, Philippine De Gerin-Ricard, a 20-year-old French-born student became the first person to be killed riding a Boris bike. London Cycle Hire Scheme - Traveller Information. London's public bike sharing scheme is available 24/7, 365 days a year. There are more than 8,000 bikes and over 550 bike docking stations across the city to help you get around quickly and easily. More than 22 million journeys have been made on the bikes since the scheme's launch in 2010.

The "Boris bikes" (named after London's Mayor Boris Johnson) are available to casual users - including non-UK residents - as well as members. Getting started is easy – simply hire a bike, ride it where you like, then return it to any of the hundreds of docking stations across the city. Bikes can be hired by the day, week or year – based on a small registration fee (£2 to register for a 24 hour period – you will need a debit or credit card to pay). Visit TfL's Barclays Cycle Hire web page to find out more, get maps and cycle routes and keep up to date with bike availability at your nearest docking station for hiring and returning the bikes.

How To Join London's Bike Hire Scheme Cycle Hire Access Fees. 'Boris bikes' scheme imposes 100% price rise | Money. Cyclists have expressed their disappointment at the 100% price rise in the cost of hiring London's "Boris bikes" – just months after the British cycling team's Olympic triumphs. On 2 January, 24-hour access to the Barclays Cycle Hire scheme doubled from £1 to £2, the cost of weekly access increased from £5 to £10, and yearly membership rocketed from £45 to £90.

The increases are more than 30 times the current rate of inflation – 3% as measured by RPI – and about 25 times the average rise in rail fares that were introduced on the same day. Boris bikes were introduced in July 2010 and Transport for London (TfL) says more than 17m journeys have been made since then, with usage rising by more than 35% in 2012. German Dector-Vega, London director at Sustrans cycling charity, said: "The Barclays cycle hire scheme has been one of the capital's most successful transport schemes in recent years, particularly among commuters and tourists in central London.

Police issue safety advice and fines at Hounslow's cycle danger spots. POLICE are issuing safety advice at some of Hounslow’s most dangerous junctions this week following a spate of cyclist deaths across the capital. Officers have been stationed at the junction of Bath Road and Vicarage Farm Road, in Hounslow West; Apex Corner, in Hanworth; and Hogarth roundabout, in Chiswick. They offered safety tips to cyclists, drivers and pedestrians, and handed out on-the-spot fines for offences including driving while using a mobile and cycling without lights. A total of eight officers were stationed at the junctions during morning and evening rush hours from Monday (November 25) as part of the London-wide Operation Safeway, which was launched after six cyclists died on the capital’s roads in a fortnight.

The initiative is due to continue until Christmas Eve. “Hounslow has low numbers of serious cycling injuries and deaths but we’re taking positive action to ensure all road users know how to stay safe and help others do the same,” he added. * wear bright clothing. London to get network of bike routes as part of £913m plan for safer cycling. An unbroken network of cycle routes with some Dutch-style segregated lanes has been pledged as part of a £913m 10-year plan to make London safer for cyclists – including an east-west superhighway dubbed "Crossrail for the bike". The mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said he wanted to "de-Lycrafy" cycling and make it something everybody could do without thinking about. Andrew Gilligan, the mayor's recently appointed cycling tsar, said the aim was to broaden the capital's cycling demographic – largely white men – to all groups and to give "normal people the confidence to get on their bikes".

He promised to tackle the most dangerous aspects of cycling, recognising that the vast majority of fatalities occur at junctions, and most involve HGVs. The casualty rate has worsened in London in recent years. In six-lane stretches of the busy Westway road, one lane of vehicle traffic will be removed for the new 15-mile "cycle Crossrail" from west London to Barking in the east. National Rail Enquiries app gets a cycling-info upgrade – BikeBiz. National Rail Enquiries app gets a cycling-info upgrade – BikeBiz This article explains how the National Rail Enquiries app has been updated for cyclists. The app is free for iPhone and Android users and has been designed so that people that are planning to take their bike on a train or cycle to a rail station can get the information they need in order to do this.

The new function of the app provides information such as cycling facilities at stations, the number of cycle spaces on a train and states the rules for taking bikes with different rain companies. This can help cyclists to plan in advance and decide whether reserving a space for their bike on a train is necessary. As National Rail Enquires is one of the most well known and used website for people travelling, upgrading this app shows that there is a demand for an upgrade of facilities for cyclists. National Rail Enquiries app gets a cycling-info upgrade | Bicycle Business | BikeBiz. 2013. Like this: Like Loading... Understanding Walking and Cycling. A recent research project, Understanding Walking and Cycling, has published the key findings of its examination of the factors influencing everyday travel decisions and proposes a series of policy measures to increase levels of walking and cycling for short trips in urban areas.

The project started from a recognition that British society remains heavily car dependent despite a need to increase levels of active and sustainable travel in British urban areas, and recent policies to promote more sustainable travel (including Cycle Demonstration Towns, Smarter Choices and Travel Planning): “According to the National Travel Survey (2010) 36.1% of trips under 2 miles and 53.0% of journeys under 5 miles are undertaken by car, with walking accounting for 23.4% of all trips and cycling only 1.5% of all journeys. “When compared to other European countries, whilst levels of walking are broadly similar, cycling in Britain is substantially less common than elsewhere.

Reasons for not walking and cycling.