So many beautiful road bikes but

This morning I had to drive to and from Rothley for the morning service as Jane won’t let me cycle until this cough improves. On the way there and back I saw more more beautiful road road bikes than I have ever seen out and about before but sadly what is needed is not beautiful lycra clad people on shiney road bikes but ordinary people riding ordinary bikes to work, to school and to the shops.

No country has moved to riding bikes for everyday transport from cycle sport.

The increasing numbers of recreational cyclists are not bad news, it is great to see more people enjoying riding bikes, but sadly alone this is not the change we need to see.

It was also sad to see a number of drivers failing to wait until it was safe to overtake and many others passing far too close.

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  1. Agree agree agree… I fear the rise in cycle for sport will overshadow the option of cycling for normal use. People don’t realise that cycling might be an option for normal journeys. They equate bikes with middle aged men and sporty types in day glow elastic and silly costume. Normal bikes for normal people.

  2. Britain has all the wrong sorts of bikes | 42 Bikes - pingback on March 9, 2014 at 11:49 pm

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