There are two words that are often used interchangeably when it comes to cycling, 'Encouraging' and 'enabling'. Both are positive-sounding words beginning with the same two letters and ending with the same three, but that is where the similarities end.
One thing the snow can give us is a sense of perspective. Just like at Christmas, everything stops. We stay at home; we spend time with our families and we get out and walk places. Our world falls silent.
The bike may be one of the greenest, most efficient forms of transport out there but creating one from scratch still requires a considerable amount of energy. However, unlike a car a good bike may have decades of life ahead of it, only needing a periodic change of a few wearable items that are inexpensive … Continue reading The Circular Economy and Cycling…
Whilst we like to think of cycling as being a zero-emission activity, this isn't strictly true. Day to day the act of cycling will produce only the CO2 you breathe out during respiration and, without wishing to lower the tone, the methane that comes out of the other end. Unfortunately, the bike you are riding didn't just … Continue reading The Green Credentials of Cycling