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  • Tony Benn (not the MP) took a local radio presenter out and trained her on Bikeability upto L3.

    There's 3 parts during this radio show: bbc.co.uk/programmes/p008f7h3­ (avail for 7 days)

    You'll have to click through to find them! Will try to get all 3 as one mp3 file.

    Enjoy.

  • thats funny I was just talking to wiganwill about making a show about it today.
    Oh well!

    boat. missed.

    Going to check this out :)

  • Good thread idea which could be broadened and called 'cycle training in the media'?

    This from cycle trainer johnson
    "rear scanning is crucial"
    (probably a repost)
    news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/new­sid_8356000/8356487.stm

  • Haven't listened to the audio yet but some nice pics

    guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/a­udioslideshow/2010/jun/28/pedal-ready-sh­effield

  • Heres a piece today from the front line, Tower Hamlets to be precise, where Sustrans' James Scott has been working to co-ordinate cycle training with families, teaching adults to ride, as well as their childen as part of his work on the Bike It project, coverage starts at 22.00, til 29.00
    guardian.co.uk/environment/se­ries/the-bike-podcast

  • I got interviewed by that girl on the podcast for the midsummer madness thing. Heard the first 10 minutes got wiped which is where I was...no fame for me. I thought I had a lovely voice?!

  • all too often the way, i recorded with BBC Solent the other day, didnt go out in the end...fames shit anyway, ask Dancing James.....

  • I was hoping for the kind of fame that my friends might chuckle at, not invoking the rage of daily mail readers, etc...I'll leave that the Dancing James...

  • I was hoping for the kind of fame that my friends might chuckle at, not invoking the rage of daily mail readers, etc...I'll leave that the Dancing James...

    you mean like getting photographed walking with your bike?

  • wasn't that teenslain?

    ...personally I liked that bit in the podcast where she said "Someone's just fallen off while trying to change gears."

  • yeah, any--thing can happen on training....

    theyre was a bit about lorries too, not sure what that was though :-[

  • all too often the way, i recorded with BBC Solent the other day, didnt go out in the end...fames shit anyway, ask Dancing James.....

    a few years ago I spent a day training justin rowlatt the bbc2 ethical man for newsnight. the 15 minute slot was cut to 2mins or something because of political story about tony blair being backstabbed by some labour minister

    so my 15 minutes of fame was reduced to 2... am i owed 13 minutes more?

  • Two half hour documentaries, Radio 4.
    Couriering = glamour

  • a few years ago I spent a day training justin rowlatt the bbc2 ethical man for newsnight. the 15 minute slot was cut to 2mins or something because of political story about tony blair being backstabbed by some labour minister

    so my 15 minutes of fame was reduced to 2... am i owed 13 minutes more?

    minutes of fame depreciate worse then second hand ford fiestas...you probably owe them fame now.

  • Two half hour documentaries, Radio 4.
    Couriering = glamour

    high-five

  • I suppose Blogs count as media so here is this:

    copenhagenize.com/2010/07/veh­icular-cyclists-secret-sect.html

    God knows where to start with it.

  • Nice read. r.e first article:-
    when reaching the comments you come across natural ambivalence from individuals as you might expect, however before that it reads like crystal, the piece describes what we do as individuals, just in the context of groups.
    Politicising it, and labelling it may be what some riders would want, after all, biking has become politicised in a way, how could it not?- under the pressure with which we operate daily in this country.
    As to whether we need to start mobilising here as the featured group seems to have,
    ...
    just riding in town the other day would make me say yes,
    (W'loo, -K-Town, H-stead, City, E&C, Brixton, Dulwich)
    the ASLs are a joke, the Superhighways pitiable.
    We will see.

  • I suppose Blogs count as media so here is this:

    copenhagenize.com/2010/07/veh­icular-cyclists-secret-sect.html

    God knows where to start with it.
    I see what they are getting at, but I don't think that have gone about it the right way.
    I agree that infrastructure encourages people to cycle, but once you learn how to ride in traffic you don't rely on that infrastructure, you can often see flaws in the execution more clearly. The article uses cycle lanes as an example: *"and actually spin it to the extreme, calling bicycle lanes 'dangerous' ". *Cycle lanes aren't dangerous, but they can and do often put you in a dangerous position. Once you learn effective road positioning you are able to see where this occurs and take measures to avoid it.
    It's a shame they aren't more balanced because I get the impression the answer is six of one and half a dozen of the other. But they seem more intent on discrediting a specific group, rather than encouraging everyone to get on their bikes and ride.

  • I must say I agree with them here though:

    Now, more than ever, it's time to get people onto bicycles.

  • I suppose Blogs count as media so here is this:

    copenhagenize.com/2010/07/veh­icular-cyclists-secret-sect.html

    God knows where to start with it.

    As with most things in life the truth lies somewhere in the middle.

    integrating cyclists in the traffic stream as vehicular cyclists is a great principle and works fantasticlly in british cities esp london where there is no room for a parrallel segregated network for cyclists. Signed routes rather than lanes that encourage drivers and cyclists to share the space works here and national Standard cycle training has the principles of franklin and forrester at its core.

    Segregation works where it is logical and were segregation gives cyclists a contiuous route without having to give way at junctions evey few metres or without putting the rider in less visible positions when they may be more in conflict with drivers at pouints along their journey.

    The permiability principle that is successful in hackney is yet another way of recognising the advantage of being on a small HPV and able to get through gaps that cars can not.

    There is of course the issue in safety in numbers whereby encouraging riders to ride on the road with drivers educates thes the drivers as to how to share the sopac. there is also an arguiment that vehicular cyclists may act as a traffic calming measure ans even smooth out the traffic flow.

  • I just googled you Skydancer,
    phew!
    how do you keep up with the cyberspace action?

  • No sleep, no friends, no social life and tubes connected to various orfices

  • hmm...get well soon then?

  • oof, thats slander, or worse....

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