Groundswell: Bicycle Culture Rising

If you've not heard of them, Joe Biel and Elly Blue are two writers, filmmakers and bicycle activists. They co-own Microcosm Publishing in Portland, Oregon, and are currently touring various cities in the UK with Groundswell: Bicycle Culture Rising. The event comprises of 8 short films that delve into communities using bikes for social justice, and …

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Keep calm and carry on?

It's difficult not to get angry when someone drives their car into the side of you as they unexpectedly enter your lane without checking their mirrors, or indicating. It's difficult not to lose control when someone absent-mindedly steps out into your path, barely missing you, and then has the audacity to tell you to 'fuck …

Square one wobbles, or, test-riding a YoBike

Riding around Bristol now, you can’t help but notice the flashes of yellow. Casually dressed cyclists pass by, sitting upright, Dutch-style, on these distinctive cruiser bikes with 26” solid rubber wheels, high handlebars and ‘join a Cycling Revolution’ printed on their frame signs. That’s right. YoBikes have come to Bristol. Naturally I had to have …