Archive for the 'cycling' Category

Cycling through the web

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

The growing world-wide popularity of cycling is reflected in the number of bikes sold annually, increase in number of people riding either for pleasure, competition, or commuting, television coverage of major events, etc etc. Another indicator of the growth in cycling in the number of websites, blogs and online articles.

Here are a few of interest

INRNG The Inner Ring

A site with excellent analysis of the major European races, also book reviews and other interesting insights.

Things you can do on a bike

This is not for the faint-hearted.

Great Infrastructure for bikes

Some cities are investing heavily in improving bike infrastructure. Indeed very heavily for some of the projects shown here.

Bike stunts - Edwardian style

Now for something completely different. The bike has always seemed to invite challenges for the ridiculous and extraordinary. Stunts from 100 years ago.

A cyclist’s map for Brisbane

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

Cyclists map of Brisbane

Cycling is increasingly popular in Brisbane where I live. There are plenty og guides and maps about cycle routes throughout the city. Online sites such as have a extensive number of routes constantly being updated by local rides. The Brisbane City Council has published a series of maps highlighting dedicated bike paths.

If you think bicycle maps are a relatively new phenomenon, think again. In 1896 the Queensland government produced a Cyclists’ Road Map for Brisbane and Surrounding Districts. The above image is a detail of the map and indictaes the interesting comments about the difficulities encountered on various routes.

View the complete map