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citycycling on the radio

Posted by chdot on January 23, 2008

High profile events, especially tragic ones, raise the media temperature of issues from youth crime to cycle safety.

Last week’s death of racing cyclist Jason MacIntyre is the spur for a discussion about how to make conditions safer for cycling.

Friday’s Radio Scotland edition of Riddoch Questions (1.15 – 2 pm) has citycycling editor Anthony Robson arguing that “we need more cyclists on our roads”. Lesley Riddoch is notoriously argumentative and combative, but at least she cycles – and writes books about her experiences.

Anthony “believes more bikes on the roads will make conditions safer and lead to fewer accidents’. He thinks “more mutual respect is needed between motorists and cyclists and wants to see Scotland becoming more like other European countries where bicycles and cars sharing road space is the norm”.

Spoiling for a fight the pre-programme publicity asks: “Are you a driver who thinks cyclists cause accidents? Are you a cyclist who thinks motorists drive like they own the road? Has Jason’s tragic death stopped you or your kids cycling? Is it time to consider the solution of putting cyclepaths on pavements? Will it ever be safe to take to two wheels in Scotland?”

If you are reading that on this site you perhaps know some of the answers – so why not “have your say” on Friday – call (free) from 1 pm on 0500 92 95 00 or email Lesley@bbc.co.uk or text 80295.

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Citycycling on the Radio

Posted by chdot on September 24, 2007

Citycycling.co.uk‘s editor Ant will be live on Talk 107 around 7.20 tomorrow morning to talk about last Friday’s Commuter Challenge (Evening News report).

The ‘debate’ has already started on the comments section of the EN story.

Posted in citycycling, commuting, Cycling News, Cycling on the Radio, cycling world, cyclingedinburgh, Edinburgh, European Moblity Week, What the papers say | Leave a Comment »

Cycling on the Radio

Posted by chdot on July 17, 2007

“Is cycling a practical solution to Britain’s congested roads? And what stops you from taking to your bike?” Radio 4′s You and Yours wants to know.

Ubiquitous BikeBiz editor Carlton Reid will be one voice saying yes to the first question and can be heard after the noon news – or listen again (for one week) after 3.00.

Posted in citycycling, commuting, critical mass, cycle parking, cycle training, Cycling News, Cycling on the Radio, cycling world, cyclingedinburgh, Safe Routes to School, Sustrans, TryCycling | Leave a Comment »

Cycling on TV

Posted by chdot on June 23, 2007

The soon to be released drama doc about Graeme Obree, The Flying Scotsman, is actually being advertised on Channel 4 and STV. Almost a year after premiering at the Edinburgh International Film Festival it’s finally on general release on Friday.

Lucky ticket holders will be seeing it tomorrow on the final day of the Edinburgh Bike Week Film Festival. After that it’s at the Cameo.

Posted in Bicycle Film Festival, bikeweek, citycycling, cycle racing, Cycling News, Cycling on the Radio, cycling world, cyclingedinburgh, Edinburgh | Leave a Comment »

Free Tickets for Flying Scotsman

Posted by chdot on June 15, 2007

Sorry, not for next week’s sold-out preview showing at the Edinburgh Bike Week Film Festival.

The Cameo Cinema is offering CyclingEdinburgh.info readers the chance to win two pairs of tickets for performances on the opening weekend (29th June – July 1st).

Just write a single sentence saying why Edinburgh should have a Velodrome and e-mail it.

Posted in Bicycle Film Festival, Bike Week, bikeweek, citycycling, commuting, cycle racing, Cycling News, Cycling on the Radio, cycling world, cyclingedinburgh, Edinburgh | 6 Comments »

Full List of Bike Week Events

Posted by chdot on June 13, 2007


Bike Week in Edinburgh begins on Friday with a film about Robert Millar.

After that there are nine days with more films, Bike Breakfasts, Rides and much much more.

Full details at bikeweekedinburgh.info.

Posted in Bicycle Film Festival, Bike Week, BikeStation, bikeweek, City of Edinburgh Council, citycycling, commuting, cycle racing, cycle training, Cycling News, Cycling on the Radio, cycling world, cyclingedinburgh, Edinburgh, ERC, Exhibition, paths, ride, Spokes, Sustrans, TryCycling, What the papers say | Leave a Comment »

Flying Scotsman Sold Out

Posted by chdot on June 12, 2007


The final film in the Edinburgh Bike Week Film Festival is already sold out – before the first film has been screened.

Tickets for The Flying Scotsman have all gone and the opening film (this Friday at 6.30pm) Robert Millar – The High Life is selling well.

An exhibition of photographs, with a Cycling in Edinburgh theme, is on show in the Filmhouse Cafe until the end of the month.

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CH on BBC

Posted by chdot on June 3, 2007

The documentary of Chris Hoy’s amazing trip to Bolivia where he smashed a world record is on BBC2 tonight (MONDAY) at 7.00 (Scotland only).

Journalist Richard Moore (who was there) has seen the programme and says – “I loved it, thought it was great: But too short”.

Richard is launching his biography of Robert Millar at the Edinburgh Bike Week Film Festival soon.

Perhaps he will write about another Scottish Cycling Star one day…

Posted in Bicycle Film Festival, Bike Week, bikeweek, cycle racing, Cycling News, Cycling on the Radio, cycling world, cyclingedinburgh, Edinburgh, ride, What the papers say | Leave a Comment »

Film Festival Tickets Now on Sale

Posted by chdot on May 18, 2007

Bicycle Film Festival

TICKETDEAL
See any three programmes in the Bicycle Film Festival for £12/£7.50 concessions, or all eight for £24/£16 concessions. Tickets must all be bought at the same time.

Filmhouse
88 Lothian Road
Edinburgh EH3 9BZ
Box Office: 0131 228 2688 (12 noon – 9pm)

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Chris Hoy Gets 500m Record

Posted by chdot on May 13, 2007

Truly Edinburgh’s fastest cyclist, Chris Hoy has just taken the World 500m Record with a time of 24.758s over a second faster (IMPRESSIVE) than Arnaud Duble’s time in the same high altitude Bolivian velodrome in 2001.

This is only a few hours after narrowly missing the 1Km record.

Eyewitness reports -

Brendan Gallagher for The Telegraph. “We occasionally praise and idolize some rum old sporting characters in Britain but it was a rare privilege to see Chris Hoy in action in La Paz this weekend. He is not in it for the money.”

Edinburgh writer Richard Moore’s in The Scotsman. “Hoy mentioned another great Scottish cyclist, Graeme Obree, who famously failed in his first attempt to break the hour record in Hamar, Norway, in 1993, and then got up the next morning and smashed it. ‘I was trying to do an Obree,’ Hoy said, managing a smile.”

Anyone who saw the Graeme Obree biopic last year will know about the incredible recovery that the bodies of ultra fit cyclists can manage. The Flying Scotsman will be shown again next month as part of the Bicycle Film Festival.

Posted in Bike Week, bikeweek, cycle racing, cycle training, Cycling News, Cycling on the Radio, cycling world, cyclingedinburgh, Edinburgh, HEALTH, ride, technology | 3 Comments »

 
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