a bike for all seasons


Gothenburg is a city of commerce, bustling the length of a long thin harbour and along narrow cobble-stoned streets where shops furnish Swedish style and advertise Global Blue Tax Free shopping. The city was doused in hues of grey during our stay, except for one day when the clouds cleared and Nordic blue swept the sky clear. Sunshine sent the flowers into rapture and I joined them. I walked that sunny day,… Read More

Last week I learnt a new word. It wasn’t just a word from the dictionary that I hadn’t seen before. It was a new, new word. Back in January, an exchange on Twitter between a citizen and a politician in New Zealand saw the politician tweet: “the very idea that people lug home their weekly supermarket shopping on the train is fanciful”. To which the citizen replied “I get groceries on my bike”…. Read More