The cycling revolution - are the wheels coming off

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SimonCelsa
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The cycling revolution - are the wheels coming off

Postby SimonCelsa » 16 Jul 2020, 9:14pm

Interesting discussion on Radio 4 today, World at One, Chris Boardman has a say. From around just before 35 minutes.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000kx1v

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Re: The cycling revolution - are the wheels coming off

Postby atlas_shrugged » 18 Jul 2020, 12:58pm

If I could just moderate any links to the BBC. Please use extreme caution believing anything pushed out by this organisation. A better topic may be 'Is the BBC an anti-cycling organisation'?

Would the BBC cover cycling events either nationally or locally such as:

London-Edinburgh-London - nope
World Human Power Championship 2018 in UK - nope
Battle Mountain World cycle speed championship with teams from the UK - nope
BAME riders delivering food to sheltering people during Covid using cargo bikes - nope

Covid has seen the astonishing success story of the cycle. Europes fattest western nation has taken to the cycle in droves for essential journeys. At weekends the cycle has outnumbered motor vehicles. Any honest media outlet would be looking at topics such as:

Is our addiction to oil more deadly than Covid?

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Re: The cycling revolution - are the wheels coming off

Postby squeaker » 19 Jul 2020, 11:42am

But still worth listening to CB: it's not about cycling per se... (Thanks to the OP for posting.)
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