Archive for May, 2009

Saturday Morning Ride to IKEA on the Cargo Bike

Posted by chdot on May 5, 2009


Of course we’re not talking Straiton here.

Saturday Morning Ride to IKEA on the Cargo Bike” is the latest post on the famous/delightful/groundbraking (sic) blog (subtitle “Life in the World’s Cycling Capital”).

Remarkably the photo shows various similarities with the stretch of dual carriageway at Burdiehouse where cyclists are encouraged to ride on the pavement. After that they have to deal with the turning for Lang Loan, the Bypass underpass, a roundabout and Midlothian (where IKEA is).

If you visited the stylish Dreams on Wheels exhibition at The Botanics earlier this year you will have some idea of what is possible when a local authority takes the idea of encouraging more people to ride bikes very seriously. 

You will also have been impressed by the photos of ‘ordinary’ people becoming mobile models in their daily lives . Such photos are collected on “our streetstyle sister blog” COPENHAGEN CYCLE CHIC.

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Very Cheap Summer Travel

Posted by chdot on May 1, 2009



National Express East Coast has just e-mailed its customers (or is that potential passengers?) with details of its latest cheap ticket offer.

NXEC (it’s still so much easier to say GNER) is letting people travel up and down the East Coast Main Line for a mere £9. The image shows seats available at 9am today, all the way to London, on a randomly chosen date.

Booking must be done by Tuesday for travel between June 1st and July 26th. There is also a requirement to download a voucher which must be taken on the train with the ticket.

Of course bikes (and indeed tandems) still travel free. (Booking required).

Posted in Active Travel, Bike Week, Bikes on trains, bikeweek, citycycling, Cycling News, Cycling Scotland, cycling world, cyclingedinburgh, Edinburgh, EducatedTravel, holidays | 1 Comment »