Tag Archive for 'bicycling'

Walking and bicycling to work can reduce risk of severe health issues

November 15th, 2013 by Imperial College London

People who walk to work are around 40% less likely to have diabetes as those who drive, according to a study published in the paper “Active Travel to Work and Cardiovascular Risk Factors in the United Kingdom“. Researchers at Imperial College London and University College London examined how various health indicators related to how people […]

I prefer commuting to work by bike says ITV reporter

October 25th, 2013 by Richard Lord

Helena Carter came to Guernsey over one year ago to work for ITV News in the Channel Islands having worked in London previously. In London her walk to work took 45 minutes compared to a tube journey of about 40 minutes. “I always preferred to walk,” she said. “I always prefer to be more active […]

‘Cycling Sunday’ with Sir Bradley Wiggins in St Peter Port, Guernsey

October 25th, 2013 by Richard Lord

‘Cycling Sunday’ events took over the St Peter Port, Guernsey waterfront on the morning of 20 October 2013. Sir Bradley Wiggins, 2012 Tour de France winner, 2012 London Olympic gold medalist, 2012 BBC Sports Personality of the Year, and 2013 Tour of Britain winner, was in Town to start a number of cycling races along the […]

Sir Bradley Wiggins attracts cycling fans to the St Peter Port waterfront

October 25th, 2013 by Richard Lord

(from part 1) The ‘Cycling Sunday’ events included a race for Guernsey deputies and civil servants. Deputies Scott Ogier, Elis Bebb, and Barry Brehaut took part. Barry Brehaut was the first deputy to cross the finish line.

Cycling prowess displayed through the streets of St Peter Port

September 23rd, 2013 by Richard Lord

The St Peter Port waterfront road became a track for racing cyclists of all ages on Sunday 22 September 2013. There were morning races for under 8s, under 10s, under 12s, under 14s, and local seniors. There were three races in the afternoon for under 16s, and elite lady and men cyclists. At the start […]

Call for safer streets for cycling and walking as Tour de France begins

June 28th, 2013 by Brake

Road safety charity Brake has renewed calls for drivers and authorities across the British Isles to GO 20 as the Tour de France begins, to enable more people to enjoy cycling without fear or threat to their safety. Brake, alongside a GO 20 campaign coalition, is calling for 20 mph limits to become the norm […]

Rock to Rocque bike ride raises lots of money for Les Bourgs Hospice

May 30th, 2013 by Heritage Group Ltd

Cyclists were happy when they reached the finish line of the Rock to Rocque bike ride on Sunday 26 May 2013. They were proud of their success as well as having made a valuable contribution to the charity fund for Les Bourgs Hospice. One thousand and fifty cyclists of all ages participated in the Rock […]

Ian Brown’s 30in30 Cycle Challenge cyclists focus on raising money for Les Bourgs Hospice

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 […]

Car use taxes society

December 18th, 2012 by European Cyclists Federation

On average, every car in Europe produces external costs of the equivalent of €1,600 per year in noise, air pollution, greenhouse gas emissions, and accidents not covered by liability insurance. This figure comes from a study published in the paper “The true costs of automobility: External costs of cars” that was produced and presented to […]

National Institute for Health states that walking and cycling should be the norm for short journeys

November 28th, 2012 by National Institute for Health and Clincial Excellence

Walking and cycling should become the norm for short journeys and should be encouraged throughout local communities says the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), in guidance published in the report “Walking and Cycling: local measures to promote walking and cycling as forms of travel or recreation” on 28 November 2012. Local authorities, […]