Friday fun linkpile

If this doesn’t warm your heart – and get you calling your friends in Southland – I don’t know what would. Volunteer tandem rider(s) needed so that a visually-impaired chap can get out for a ride. You’d totally want it if it was you, right?

Cycling’s doing great things for the British economy, not least by the fact that it’s up 28%.

Here’s this. I want it. It’s a self-inflating tyre. Imagine not having to pump up your tyres again! Choice. Especially cos I nearly spent lots of money on a floor pump today, but then I didn’t.

I’ve had my eye on these stylish riding raincoats for a while now, and it’s good to see an independent review. If I ever stop being a student I’ll probably buy one.

OK so I’ve leaned pretty heavily on the Guardian for this week’s linkpile, but to be fair, they’ve go a lot of good stuff this week. Including a look at why Cambridge is such a great cycling town.

Bikes that Treehugger wants RIGHT NOW. How about that Epitaph bike!

Enjoy your weekend, everyone. And remember to make those Southland calls.

Image: Ode aan de Fiets Frans Kokshoorn The Hague Vondelstraat. By Brbbl (Own work) [GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0], via Wikimedia Commons


2 thoughts on “Friday fun linkpile

  1. I lived in Cambridge for seven years; it was the most cycle-friendly place I’ve ever been in an English-speaking country. One thing that the article didn’t mention is that Cambridge is flat as a pancake, and is in the middle of some beautiful countryside; so it was quite easy to take the long way home on a Friday, and do a quick 15 miles through some beautiful South Cambridgeshire villages on the way home of an evening. A lovely city, and a great place to live.


    1. I reckon there’s plenty of places in New Zealand that fit the ‘flat and beautiful’ criteria. I’d like to see more towns in this country picking up the baton.


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