Archive for the ‘Travel’ Category

I picked up a surprise package today and it truly feels like Christmas has come early. Inside the brown paper packaging was not just one, but two beautiful books – two editions of the Bicycle Portraits books by Stan Engelbrecht & Nic Grobler. I mentioned their project briefly on this blog back in 2010. However, […]

I commute to work by bike. Sometimes this commute is aided by the train and sometimes not. I must admit that I am still building my fitness back up after hibernating this winter… so at present I am cycling all the way home twice a week (23 miles one way) and other wise I am taking […]

I loved the documentary film Man on Wire which tells the story of the spectacular high wire ambitions of Philippe Petit. However, Philippe is not the only man out there with high wire ambitions as Martin Angelov of the Kolelinia Lab demonstrates with his range of ‘innovative’ concepts. Kolelinia bike lanes started life as a […]

I was lucky to see Mark Beaumont speaking in Dundee last week, when he discussed his incredible travels during  ‘The Man Who Cycled The World‘ and ‘Cycling the Americas’. In 2007/2008 Mark raced 18,296 miles around the world in 194 days 17 hours although he admits that he had never ridden in a race when […]