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The Tweed Run Returns to London
The Tweed Run Returns to London

The Tweed Run Returns to London

One of my favourite events to watch — and maybe one year participate in — will open for registration tomorrow lunchtime. Now it its fourth year, the Tweed Run is a mass cycle ride through central London in a more

Mar
09
2012
Boris Bike Expansion – maps released at last
Boris Bike Expansion – maps released at last

Boris Bike Expansion – maps released at last

With less than a week to go before the Cycle Hire Scheme finally gets the switch on in Tower Hamlets, I am still waiting for a definitive map of where the cycle hire docking stations will be located. The map

Mar
02
2012
New Boris Bike stands at Canary Wharf
New Boris Bike stands at Canary Wharf

New Boris Bike stands at Canary Wharf

Just a few photos of the huge new Cycle Hire stands right outside Canary Wharf’s Jubilee line station. Considering how many people use the area as a meeting place and sit on the high wall beside the bike stand, I

Feb
11
2012
Boris Bike stand maps ignoring the River Thames
Boris Bike stand maps ignoring the River Thames

Boris Bike stand maps ignoring the River Thames

The Boris Bikes are coming to the Isle of Dogs and in doing so, showing up the fallacy of using walking/cycling distance indicators that ignore the Thames.

Jan
29
2012
How the media deal with blogger identities
How the media deal with blogger identities

How the media deal with blogger identities

I have noticed an odd discrepancy in how the traditional media deals with websites/blogs where the primary author is better known by a pseudonymous identity than by their real name. If a person is a singer or actor, they will

Sep
06
2011
A Boris Bike has been seen in Toronto
A Boris Bike has been seen in Toronto

A Boris Bike has been seen in Toronto

When we took the

Aug
30
2011
A Grand Day Out – Taking the Boris Bikes to Paris
A Grand Day Out – Taking the Boris Bikes to Paris

A Grand Day Out – Taking the Boris Bikes to Paris

What would it be like to take two cycle hire bikes from London to Paris and return in a single day?

Aug
21
2011
Taking the Boris Bikes to Paris
Taking the Boris Bikes to Paris

Taking the Boris Bikes to Paris

All going well, when this blog post is automatically published on Saturday morning, I will be half way to Paris on the Eurostar, with Tom as my travelling companion to show the French what a cycle hire scheme should look

Aug
20
2011
Boris Bike Blunder Bedevils Baffled Blogger
Boris Bike Blunder Bedevils Baffled Blogger

Boris Bike Blunder Bedevils Baffled Blogger

I have a Boris Bike key, it doesn’t work, and I want it to work. Should be easy to sort out – shouldn’t it? The background: I only use the Bike scheme occasionally – mainly to replace walking when in

Aug
03
2011
Does The Queen have a Boris Bike account?
Does The Queen have a Boris Bike account?

Does The Queen have a Boris Bike account?

Silly question to which I am sure the answer is NO, but the TfL website isn’t taking any chances with its feedback form. I have had a problem with logging in to my Boris Bike account, and being the sort

May
29
2011

Mayor’s Consultation Meeting – Let’s Talk Transport

This just arrived in the email, and I copy/paste it here for your information as it is the sort of thing I would put in the events guide, but you also need to pre-book tickets first. Incidentally, I am delighted

Jan
04
2011

All Hail the Super Docking Station!

My RSS tracker for TfL’s press releases had an alert that the new Boris Bike stand at Waterloo Station has been completed – offering space for 126 of the blue velocipedes. Oddly, the press release was removed from the TfL

Dec
14
2010

Blink, Blink, Blink

I don’t cycle using my own bicycle as much as I used to, and although I now use the Boris Bikes a fair bit when in the center of town, I do recall some of the basic principles of cycling

Nov
04
2010