Shannon reports from northern California

California : cycling culture This story is part of our youReport series. I grew up in semi-rural California where I spent a lot of my youth outside riding my bike (even the mile to and from school on my own from the age of 9 or so). I didn’t cycle much after age 16 until I moved to the UK in 2004. As we all know, the US is very car centric and it’s a bit of a rite of passage to get your driving license at the age of 16. My family couldn’t afford the lessons (they’d stopped offering[…]

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Bike Week – 4C

And we are planning another 4C = City Chief Cycle Challenge! Taking our politicians ‘roon the toon – cycling, chatting, exchanging views. John Dobson Street should feature quite heavily this time, as there are immediate plans to make it cycle-friendly (as an alternative to Northumberland Street). We are eager to see the changes since last year. The bizarre NCN725 or Great North Cycleway… maybe someone could explain this to us. Council cannot make up their hiveminds whether it’s finished or not. Different departments telling us different stories. Joy! The Story so far City Chief Cycle Challenge 2012 here City Chief[…]

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