Posts by Laura

Should Cycling Be Regulated?

Should Cycling Be Regulated?

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One of the most common debates surrounding urban cycling is whether or not cycles should be regulated in a way similar to that of motor vehicles. This could include mandatory third party insurance, as well as compulsory training to obtain a licence before they are permitted to use the road.

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Two-Tyred: The Story of Pushbike Paul

Two-Tyred: The Story of Pushbike Paul

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Despite acting for many Macks’ clients who’ve been involved in accidents while commuting to work on two wheels, I finally decided to take the plunge and give cycling a go myself. After booking up to ride across the country, a challenging 151 miles from Walney to Wear, to raise money for Prostate Cancer charities, it was time to blow the cobwebs off the bike that had been laid up in the shed for a couple of years.

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Will the UK make space for cycling?

Will the UK make space for cycling?

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Proposals for cycle paths in UK towns and cities have been increasing, but opposition and complications regularly arise. Protest campaigns and petitions to local councils concerning the location of new cycle-ways, are being produced by local residents across the UK, and are often effective. A petition was created earlier this year for example, to block the building of a new cycle track in Derby. It was to be built on part of a nature reserve, but despite promising to rebuild and expand the nature reserve elsewhere, the plans for the cycle track were eventually abandoned.

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The Truth about Reckless Cycling

The Truth about Reckless Cycling

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Failing to stop at a red light is a common cycling offence, and a controversial and divisive issue. Some cyclists argue that they cross the initial stop line if they believe the traffic will fail to stop at a safe distance behind them, or if they are not visible to heavy goods vehicles. Crossing a junction however, leaves cyclists at risk of a collision with other traffic. Cyclists who do this are making themselves vulnerable, and also any pedestrians who may be crossing.

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Can cycling ever get clean?

Can cycling ever get clean?

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As Yorkshire recently welcomed the 2014 Tour de France, the 198 athletes competing in the three week race all showed great determination and dedication to their sport. Their physical and psychological preparation for the task ahead of them would have required careful planning in order to ensure they excelled during the race. Whilst the race serves as a promotion for cycling tourism, the sport in itself has been plagued in the past by doping devastation, leading to many observers of the sport questioning its legitimacy.

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