Bike plans for cities that cycling forgot

A renaissance in urban cycling is forging ahead in many cities, generally ones that are dense, flat and that have a wealth of building stock predating the age of basement garaging. But what if the city […]

Preparing my Primrose for Returning to Paradise

  That there on the left is my Primrose when she was little, being cheeky in London. On the right: what the big girls were doing in London at the same time. Nothing says British Modernism […]

Vintage Track Bike for Sale

Hi everyone, I’m selling a track bike I rarely use. Not really sure of the value, so will listen to readers’ advice. The saddle, stem, leather grip tape, front brake (and new drill hole), and pedals […]

Pleased or appeased?

Occasionally I am lured into playing the role of the bicycle advocate. Somehow, within seconds, I am made to feel like Bill Oddie in an episode of The Goodies parodying South Africa. No longer allowed to […]

Mountain bike riders: shut up about your bloody equipment!

People often ask me, “Dr Behooving, why is mountain bike culture so idiotic?” You just need to look at the kinds of places where mountain bikes are really popular: not on flat pastural lands where ingenuity […]