If you have been for a group bike ride, you get to cafe or a bar, you all park your bikes and eventually someone pulls out the phone and you take a group selfie or a they take a picture of the group and maybe even some of the bikes. You know the picture; they are actually quite fun. Photographically they are not much of an achievement.
You then go on the next ride and the same thing happens and if it’s the same ride it happens in the same place.
Let’s take a different approach, lets show your friends where you have gone for a ride and what an interesting activity it is. Let’s take good photos.
Continue reading “PHOTOGRAPHY ON A BIKE RIDE”
Some say Twitter is a waste of time. However, it is the world’s largest platform to strike conversations globally and is a very effective way for cyclists to network, campaign and communicate.
I have been very keen to embrace Twitter. Like many cyclists I am IT savvy. It has been useful to network with cycling organisations, cycling media; print, internet and television. Twitter was especially a great tool to use to let my friends and followers know where I was as I cycled across USA in 2013 from Los Angeles to Boston covering 3415 miles with my daughter Catherine. Continue reading “IS TWITTER A GOOD PLATFORM FOR CYCLISTS?”
Auke sitting at the river Maas with the Erasmusbrug.
Auke van Andel is the founder of Bicycle world – a Facebook group about cycling and all kind of cycles, from city bikes to handcycles and from penny farthings (high bikes) to recumbents. Auke lived in the Netherlands his whole life and has never owned a car. Walking, cycling and using public transportation is what he does to get around and he rather takes a train for a holiday than an aircraft.
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#INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY
SPECIAL FEATURE TO CELEBRATE WOMEN’S WEEK
Our Women’s Week Special Feature continues to bring out anecdotes of extraordinary change makers and social entrepreneurs. Nikita Lalwani the First Bicycle Mayor of Vadodara, India unfolds her cycling journey as she completes her two year’s tenure in April 2019.
I have been cycling since 2014 and in 2016 was appointed as a Bicycle Mayor by ‘BYCS’, an Amsterdam based NGO whose mission is to increase cycling ridership across the world. They are running this Bicycle Mayor Leadership Program with a goal to have ‘Worlds 50% of commute on a bicycle by the year 2030.’
Continue reading “CREATING CYCLING CITIES”
Arshel Akhter, a 40 years old cyclist from Assam in Guwahati shares his fascinating story and how life has taken a different turn post becoming a Bicycle Mayor.
I got back into cycling in 2016 and took it up as a fitness, leisure, adventure and exploring activity. I also love to commute within the city on my cycle. Continue reading “PEDALING FOR CHANGE”
Ever since the first bicycle mayor program kicked off in India in 2016, cycling as a sport & leisure activity has picked up scale. With the announcement of two new mayors joining the brigade of existing four, India is perfectly poised in embedding the cycling culture in its state.
Pooja Vijay the Founder of “Pink Pedals” and Firoza Suresh, the Founder of “Smart Commute Foundation” are the latest appointments made by BYCS from Amsterdam who are here to fastrack the cycling agenda. In the first of the six part series covering bicycle mayors of India, Pooja takes us through her journey and her plans for Jaipur city.
Continue reading “THE PINK PEDALS”
Analysing ancient tools, ornaments and human remains from a prehistoric rock shelter called ‘Riparo Bombrini’ in Liguria on the Italian Riviera, archaeologists at the Universite De Montreal and the University of Genoa conclude a very precious and sustainable thought that“The Key to survival is Co-operation”.
Continue reading “THE CYCLING WARRIORS”