a bike for all seasons

Monthly Archives: April 2015

It’s Bike Week! Saturday 25th April marks the beginning of Bike Week in Queensland, Australia. This celebration of cycling takes place every year. It involves workshops, group rides and Ride2Work day, all with the intention of seeing “more people cycling more often”. This is the mantra of Bicycle Queensland as they organise this annual festival. “more people cycling more often.” Bicycle Queensland is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to “promote safe, everyday bicycle riding”. I’m a… Read More

A week makes a difference at this time of year in Oslo. Spring is springing alive and the people with it. Everyone is celebrating the sunshine after the long winter. Three weeks earlier, as the locals prepared for Easter, snow fell unexpectedly in the city. It took most by surprise. It was supposed to be spring when winter tyres on cars change over to summer tyres, when the City Hire bikes return… Read More

The thought of riding a bicycle in Copenhagen was intoxicating. It had been 72 hours and 15,637 kilometres since I last spun some pedals around and this city is one of the world’s cycling capitals, a role model for bicycle culture and lifestyle. I wanted to experience it first hand. I wanted to see just how good cycling in everyday life can be when people live out their everyday lives on two… Read More