Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Cycling Safety Infographic

I'm a sucker for infographics - and a fan of cycle safety - so I was pleased to be sent this by 50cycles blog. As well as interesting stats and results from their own research, there are some useful safety tips.

50cycles is the UK blog of leading German electric bicycle maker Kalkhoff, but the results are equally illuminating for us mere human-powered cyclists.

Some stats that really stood out for me:

  • Over 700,000 adults in the UK cycle to work (25% of commuters in Cambridge!)
  • More than 19,000 accidents involving cyclists were reported in 2012
  • There were 118 cycling fatalities on UK roads in 2012


Monday, 6 October 2014

Has Danny Macaskill finally bitten off more than he can chew?

Over the years, trials rider Danny Macaskill has performed some amazing feats on his bike and made some incredible films. But his latest, filmed on his native Skye, really takes the biscuit.

In #TheRidge, Macaskill takes a genuinely death-defying ride along the notorious Cullin Ridge.

I have to admit, I watched much of this through my fingers, it's certainly not for the faint-hearted!