Category Archives: Brompton

Hong Kong, not exactly a cycling city

Decided to take my Brompton with me on a quick trip to Hong Kong, but wouldn’t bother next time. Bikes are actually banned from the waterfront area; the standard of driving is very poor; and you have to choose between … Continue reading

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Overground, Underground, Air & Sea – take two

A repeat of a really lovely ride along the Thames Path, east from Tower Bridge. From Tower Bridge, a short stretch of road to avoid the cobbled backroads, then off onto the riverside path. Under the Greenwich Foot Tunnel, then … Continue reading

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Travelling with a Brompton

One of the beauties of a Brompton is how easy it is to mix them with other forms of transport. Hop on a train, sling it in the boot of a car (even my SLK, which has about the same boot … Continue reading

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Rolling along the River Lea

Last time we did this ride, it was wet and very muddy; this time if was bone-dry and very dusty … 

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Missiles, bombs & bicycles

Foulness Island is a small island in Essex used by the Ministry of Defence for weapons-testing. Usually only residents and MoD contractors are allowed onto the island, but once a year they hold a charity cycle ride there. I organised … Continue reading

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Exploring London’s segregated cycle paths

After a recent cycling holiday in the Netherlands, I thought it would be interesting to compare and contrast with London’s fledgling segregated paths … 

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The Monopoly Board ride

I’m one of those people who really enjoys cycling, but isn’t much good at simply getting on my bike and cycling aimlessly. I like to have a destination, if not a route. Outside London, it’s easy enough: pick a pub … Continue reading

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