Monday, 16 May 2011

The fling was flung, here are the pictures!

Big thanks to everyone who came on the Spring Fling ride, and nice one to Fin for the pictures.We had a really great day and we hope all you did too. Dare I say it, best FP ride yet?

As always, send us any ideas for rides, and watch this space for the next event...

Monday, 9 May 2011

Postcard of woman cycling on Birmingham's Hagley Road, 1905

Thanks to Connecting Histories for this picture, please have a look at the site for more details about the postcard and what they do.

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Trixi mirrors: sign the petition

April saw yet another death of a female cyclist in London. Paula Jurek joined the increasingly long list of women knocked off their bikes and killed by left turning lorries.

Heavy goods vehicles are proportionally more likely to be involved in collisions with cyclists due to their lack of peripheral vision, a factor which can be remedied by trixi mirrors. These mirrors are installed at junctions and can be used by drivers to get a clear view to their left as they make turns. They are cheap, easy to install, and prevent accidents.

A limited number of trixi mirrors are used in London, but the process of installing new ones has stumbled to a halt, and those that remain are often in poor condition.

Please take some time to sign this petition calling for more trixi mirrors in London, with a bit of luck we might see them in Birmingham too someday.