cycling

Does your bike hide your registration plate when you transport it?

Does your bike hide your registration plate when you transport it?

If you answer yes, you could be liable to an infringement fee as under the law it is mandatory for all registration plates to be legible and visible.

You can ensure you don’t receive an infringement fee by:

· purchasing a supplementary registration plate, or

· attaching your front or rear plate from your car to your bike.

Bikewise month boosted as 100 join event

Helmets and hi-vis clothing dominated the Taylor River reserve yesterday morning as nearly 100 people joined Marlborough Mayor Alistair Sowman for a bike ride as part of Bikewise month.

The cyclists rode from Seymour Square, in Blenheim, to Rifle Range Pl at the foot of the Wither Hills, where they had a free BBQ and a bicycle skills course for younger riders.

Seven-year-old Saskia Bray led the charge with Mr Sowman as both rode in front of the other cyclists along the route.

Elegant Bike Storage Shelf From Knife & Saw

Designboom shows this bike shelf from Chris Brigham, a graphic designer gone 3D and now making furniture under the name Knife and Saw. . Living in San Francisco and visiting friends in New York, he "noticed that there is a void when it comes to elegant bike management." He's right; this would be perfect for LifeEdited.

Bikes always get in the way - either in the hall, or leaning up against a bookshelf or something. So, I decided to design something to fix that problem. Until I think of a better name, I am calling it the Bike Shelf.

On-street cycle sheds aiming to boost bike use (UK)

Secure bike sheds are to be introduced to residential streets in Edinburgh as part of a new scheme aimed at encouraging people to take up cycling.

The city council has announced plans for a £50,000 pilot scheme that will see six new bicycle storage facilities introduced to streets dominated by tenement flats, where residents often struggle to find safe places to keep their bikes.

It is part of a range of measures by the council aimed at increasing the number of people that use bikes to get around the city rather than other more polluting modes of transport.

MOTORISTS’ FRONT OF JUDEA: What Have The Cyclists Ever Done for Us?

REG:Cyclists have bled us white, the bastards. They don’t pay road tax, they run red lights. And what have they ever given us in return?
XERXES:Pneumatic tyres.
REG: What?
XERXES: Pneumatic tyres.
REG: Oh. Yeah, yeah. They did give us that. Uh, that’s true. Yeah.
COMMANDO #3: And ball bearings.

Bike Racks Trial Underway on Waiheke Bus Company Buses

BIKES ON BOARD - TRIAL ON WAIHEKE BUS COMPANY VEHICLES

The Waiheke Bus Company has become the first public service bus operator in Auckland to offer bike racks on its buses as a trial and as part of its initiative to help promote cycling as a mode of transport.

Waiheke ferry customers can already take their bikes for free on the ferries and now this is extended to the service buses as well.

Bikes must take their place on Rocks Rd

It is not just the unfortunate cyclist who had a scrape with a truck on Rocks Rd at the weekend who should be thanking her lucky stars that the incident wasn't far worse. She reportedly escaped the collision with cuts and bruises, and a wrecked bicycle; witnesses are amazed that she was able to walk from the scene.

Confidence boosting bike rides to get ladies of Leamington, Warwick, Kenilworth and Whitnash on the road

A WOMEN-only cycling group that aims to build up the confidence of road-shy cyclists around Warwick district will launch with its first ride next weekend.

Dawn Rahman of British Cycling will lead a leisurely-paced and traffic-free cycle along cycling paths and canals as part of a national campaign - Breeze - to get ladies back on the saddle.