May 21st, 2013 by Guernsey Bicycle Group
A wonderful way to enjoy Guernsey’s balmy evenings and beautiful views is to join friendly people on a leisurely Guernsey Bicycle Group summer evening ride through picturesque lanes.
Rollo de Sausmarez, GBG chairman, said “cycling is on the up and up: it may be the Wiggins effect, our new facebook page, or just a more widespread appreciation of the benefits of cycling, but our membership has quadrupled in the last three months.”
“We therefore expect these rides to be more popular than ever this year.”
“People coming back cycling are often surprised at how effortless and it can be,” he said. Continue reading
May 12th, 2013 by Living Streets Guernsey
The pedestrian safety group Living Streets (Guernsey) LBG and Guernsey Post are working together to publicise and distribute new “Walk to Work” leaflets which aim to promote the benefits of walking, cycling or jogging to work.
Walk to Work Week begins on Monday 13 May 2013.
Tom Le Pelley, Chair of Living Streets Guernsey, said “for some time we have been wanting to produce a series of Walk to Work maps showing islanders quick, quiet routes that they can take to their workplace.”
“Our first leaflet features St. Martin and shows a direct route through the lanes and Ruettes Tranquilles behind St. Martin’s Continue reading
May 7th, 2013 by Guernsey Water
Guernsey Water will be laying a raw water main under Les Banques, St Sampsons from Barker’s Quarry to the grassy area on the coastline.
This work will necessitate the use of temporary traffic lights on the coast road from 7 May to 26 May 2013.
The main-laying is part of the project to replace the Marais Stream clean water pumping station, which collects raw water from more than 25% of the Island’s total catchment area and is then pumped into the Longue Hougue reservoir for Continue reading
April 27th, 2013 by Richard Lord
Guernsey cyclists wearing bright orange jerseys congregated at St Emilion Restaurant on the St Peter Port waterfront at 8 am on 27 April 203 to begin Ian Brown’s Cycle Shop 30in30 Cycle Challenge in aid of Les Bourgs Hospice.
Ian Brown began by asking for a moment of silence in memory of David Allison, who was killed while cycling to work on 26 April 2013, and to keep his family in our thoughts.
Ian Brown said there are fifty-four 30in30 Cycle Challenge cyclists this year with the late addition of Brendan Clouston, Steve O’Connor, and Dave Smart. Continue reading
April 23rd, 2013 by Ian Brown
The sixth Ian Brown’s Cycle Shop 30in30 Challenges will be taking place again starting on Saturday 27 April 2013.
Most participants will ride their bikes for one hour each day over 30 consecutive days raising money for Les Bourgs Hospice, although some riders have stated they will cycle 30 miles per day, and rider who cycled 30 miles per day last year, is aiming to cycle 40 miles per day for 30 days this year.
April 14th, 2013 by Citroën UK
The Berlingo Electric, which goes on sale in 2013, builds on Citroën’s unrivalled UK market experience with electric LCVs, gained with the first generation Berlingo Electrique van, launched in 1998 and on sale until 2005.
March 22nd, 2013 by European Respiratory Society
Research conducted in ten European cities has estimated that 14% of chronic childhood asthma is due to exposure to traffic pollution near busy roads.
The results are comparable to the burden associated with passive smoking: the World Health Organization estimates that between 4% and 18% of asthma cases in children are linked to passive smoking.
The findings, published online in the paper ‘Chronic burden of near-roadway traffic pollution in 10 European cities‘ on 22 March 2013 ahead of print in the European Respiratory Journal, come as the European Commission has declared 2013 the ‘Year of Air’, which highlights the importance of clean air for all, and focuses on actions to improve air quality across the EU.
March 20th, 2013 by Living Streets
British charity Living Streets is urging employees to get a ticket to stride for their daily commute this May.
Walk to Work Week from 13 to 17 May 2013 is an opportunity for employees across Britain to make walking part of their commute.
March 6th, 2013 by Toyota
The compact Toyota i-road electric vehicle (EV) provides an enclosed environment for two occupants seated in tandem.
The vehicle features unique ‘Active Lean’ technology, which provides an intuitive and enjoyable, helmet-free drive up to a range of about 50 kilometres on a single charge. Continue reading
March 3rd, 2013 by Richard Lord
The Eleanor Carey Foundation’s ‘Bikes to Africa’ initiative received more donated bicycles during the weekend of 2 and 3 March 2013.
Rachael Le Page, Abby Manley-Gilbert, Tatum Le Patourel, and Ailsa Macgregor, who were friends of Eleanor Carey, braved the cold on Sunday 3 March to accept disused bicycles at Unit 3, Braye Road Industrial Estate, Vale for shipment to Re~cycle in Colchester, where the bicycles will be sorted Continue reading