Tag Archives: cycling

Worth Reading 97: Things can hardly get worse

Cycle Helmets: The impacts of compulsory cycle helmet legislation on cyclist fatalities and premature deaths in the UK (pdf) – A long piece of research but an interesting one, coming to the conclusion that the reduction in cycling caused by a compulsory helmet law for cyclists would cause more deaths than the helmets would save. […]

Worth Reading 87: Gettysburg

An open letter to the British judicial system – From a cyclist, pointing out the ridiculously small sentences handed out to motorists who’ve killed or injured cyclists. My reply to Nick Clegg’s civil liberties email today – Jo Shaw writes at Liberal Democrats against Secret Courts, asking Nick Clegg to live up to what he […]

2013 Tour de France route

Eight months before Le Grand Depart in Corsica, we now know the full route for the 2013 Tour de France. It’s the 100th Tour, and the organisers have clearly set out to make it a memorable one. It follows the approach the Tour organisers have taken a lot in recent years of letting the action […]

Worth Reading 63: Welcome to Glastonbury

It seems the internet wrote many good things while I was away on holiday: Dudes, Relax: The Rise Of Women Does Not Mean the Fall of Men – Jezebel’s Lindy West dissects a piece of male whining. How To Get Doping Out Of Sports – A very frank piece from Jonathan Vaughters, boss of the […]

Worth Reading 62: Calling Indonesia

A few more of these, from a wide period of time: British SF and the Class System: Science Fiction Is Here, It’s Just Not Evenly Distributed – Very interesting post on SF as an expression of middle-class dreams of the future. Oh my god. I just witnessed the single greatest moment in human history – […]

Worth Reading 61: The next minute begins

Not done one of these for a while, but people still continue to put interesting things on the internet. Come write me down – Phil Edwards explains the phenomenon of policy-based evidence. Reviewing through the Time Machine: Remembering Margaret Cavendish – Ro Smith on the 17th century female founder of science fiction. I’d honestly never […]

Tour de France 2012: Before the gold rush

Wiggins, Froome, Cavendish, Boasson Hagen, Eisel, Rogers, Porte, Knees, Sivtsov. Just as dedicated football fans like to recite the England team that won the 1966 World Cup, in years to come those nine names will show you know your cycling history and can name the team that rode Bradley Wiggins to Tour de France glory. […]

Tour de France 2012: The Gentleman’s Procession

And so it all comes to an end for another year. For once, the final time trial wasn’t critical to the final result, merely a final exclamation mark added on the end of what’s been a pretty emphatic victory. Wiggins has continually referenced Miguel Indurain as his hero, and this has been a very Indurain-esque […]

Tour de France 2012: We are against all watches

Three weeks ago, we were all focused on Liege and the prologue of this year’s Tour. It seems odd that we’re not coming to the finish, with just two stages left before everything’s sorted, and this time next week we’ll be watching the Olympic road race. And as if in practice for that, yesterday we […]

Tour de France 2012: The home stretch

It’s been a while since we’ve a Tour where all the major issues have been settled so early. After his performance yesterday, there’s no way Thomas Voeckler can lose the King of the Mountains title, and while Peter Sagan could theoretically be caught in the points competition if Andre Greipel won every sprint up to […]