This inspired me to be a bit different yesterday. I couldn’t commute to work as had a lunchtime meeting in Cambridge. The bike went in the car and I drive the 35 miles from Harlow to the Park and Ride and cycle the 2 miles along traffic free cycle ways to Addenbrookes hospital. In my work clothes…. I was a little sweaty but travelling at 11mph this was kept to a minimum.
I thought that I would avoid the hassle & cost of parking but being Cambridge, there was a fantastic array of bikes parked and little space to lock up mine. It was worth the effort as, unlike trying to find space to park the car, one can be creative with the bike and I found a secure spot easily.
The other day I retweeted a message and it sparked a conversation with @bicicleto_ZGZ of Zaragova – a place where cycling infrastructure is as mature as a Reserva Rioja and cycle culture embedded deep. The exchange sparked some thoughts (hidden away in the dark recesses of my mind) which have now been tempered, turned into – almost – coherent statements and offered up here for comment (even further below).
— Bristol Culture (@Bristol_Culture) July 8, 2014
— Bicicleto ♡ Zaragoza (@Bicicleto_ZGZ) July 11, 2014
— CycleStuffblog (@CycleStuffblog) July 11, 2014
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