There’s been quite a bit of new content on Bike Culture recently; we thought we’d do a quick round-up of what’s new.
First up, there’s Michael Killan’s Terrible Two. This is an ingenious bike whose wheels can both be used to steer. Apparently this allows for a very tight turning circle. It’s a pretty interesting concept, so do take a look.
Greg Melia’s written an article about long distance cycling: Randonneurs do it at 15kph. It covers the history of Audaxing and the difficulties that go with cycling over extremely long distances – sleep deprivation, for example.
There’s also a new Bike Culture article on some of the better places to ride a bike in London. It’s actually a brief sample from Nick Woodford’s Where to Ride London, which is being published in September; the book covers the best places to ride in London, complete with information on ride length, difficulty and places to stop off on the way for food and drink.
We’ve also updated our Beginner’s Guide to Cycle Commuting – we’ve split it up into a series of digestable articles. If you’re a new cyclist, look no further for information on choosing the right bike, sizing and adjustment, safety wear and other equipment, cycle security, maintenance and roadside repairs and adjusting to life with your new bike. Feedback on this is particularly welcome – obviously we’d like it to be as accessible to new cyclists as possible!
Finally, there’s a new Rough Stuff article that Mick mentioned in the blog a couple of weeks ago: Mountain Biking Before Mountain Bikes. It’s written by the Chairman of the Rough Stuff fellowship, Steve Griffith, and covers the history of the RSF and off-road cycling in general.