This page will give members of Harrow Cyclists the chance to write opinion pieces. We might switch this to full blogging in the future.
The design of many of Harrow's main roads enables cars to travel fast but makes cycling unpleasant or dangerous. However there are many quiet residential roads which can form a useful cycle network if they are linked together by cycle paths along the main roads, and through motor traffic is barred from minor roads which are used as a 'rat-run'.
In some cases the design can easily be improved with no detriment to motor traffic and for the same initial cost. Changing the design after it has been built will cost more money, but is still cost effective if it will truly improve the cycling environment. The convenience and safety of pedestrians and cyclists should take priority over the provision for motor traffic, as advised by the British Medical Association, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence and public health bodies.
Tesco fails to cope with bike rack requests
2 o clock on a Wednesday in the centre of London. I saw three potential bike thieves casing for bicycles to steal. There were three of them & they were riding at odd assortment of bikes. They rode by University Colleage Hospital a couple of times. They slowly & deliberately checked out the bikes sat in the racks.
Is Halfords a friendly bike shop with some car accessories attached or a rapacious, private equity controlled firm which intends to drive every independent bike shop out of business?
You would never credit it but among all the other things to argue about (politics, location of bike racks, and whether Britain has talent or not) a hot topic for Harrow Cyclists is - wait for it - the efficacity or otherwise of plastic tyre levers.
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Facebook & Mailing List
Join the Harrow Cyclists community to keep up to date on rides and campaign information. We have a Facebook Group and a Yahoo Group mailing list. Either of these can also be used to ask cycle related questions.