"Sorry to hear about this Jo. Generally I've found that when I'm in any trouble about one in 4 passing cyclists asks if I'm alright. Many seem to be completely self absorbed (the better the equipment the less likely to stop?).
"To convert it into a 'shopping bike' I had my Boardman powder coated matt black and I've painted over the logos on the components. A real faff because the bike has to be dismantled and rebuilt. It now looks undistinguished (but maybe…"
"I also did the ride on the NCR from Bewdley to Bridgnorth a while back. Coming back by train was no problem. Unless my memory fails me the route is a tad more than undulating- the climb out of Bewdley is a pig, and the rest goes up and down like a…"
"Hey! Good news. There’s going to be a National Cycling network!
That’s brilliant. So we’re going to have dedicated cycle path which will encourage new cyclists..
Well we’ll have marked cycle routes on roads and shared…"
"They should try the same thing in roads to slow the traffic down. I'm sure that motorists wouldn't mind being reduced to walking pace to slalom round obstacles that were invisible in low light conditions. Just like they wouldn't mind…"