Tag Archive for 'bike'

Sitting for long periods increases heart failure risk in men

January 21st, 2014 by American Heart Association

Sitting for long periods increases heart failure risk in men, even for those who exercise regularly, according to new research published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation: Heart Failure. Preventing heart failure, researchers found, requires a two-part behavioral approach: high levels of physical activity plus low levels of sedentary time. The study is the […]

Guernsey Bicycle Group summer evening ride joy

June 18th, 2013 by Richard Lord

The 11 June 2013 Guernsey Bicycle Group summer evening ride began at North Beach car park in St Peter Port. Ian Harding led the group along St George’s Esplanade, up Elizabeth Avenue and Le Bouet to Pitronnerie Road and La Route du Coutanchez. At a gentle pace but in very quick time the cyclists were […]

Glorious Guernsey Bicycle Group summer evening rides for 2012

May 17th, 2012 by Richard Lord

One of the most pleasant ways of spending a Guernsey summer evening is exploring Guernsey’s quiet country lanes with the Guernsey Bicycle Group during their Summer Evening Rides. These free, guided rides promote the joy of cycling, its low cost, and its health benefits, without harm to the environment. The Guernsey Bicycle Group’s ten scheduled […]

Brazil uses traffic fines to fund bicycle-friendly infrastructure

September 12th, 2011 by Beth Buczynski

In yet another step that indicates its commitment to alternative transportation, the Brazilian government passed a law that will use revenue collected in the form of traffic tickets to support the development of bicycle-friendly programs and infrastructure. Once enacted, the Bicycle Program Brazil (PBB) will appropriate 15 percent of collected traffic fines to be used […]

People love to cycle when facilities are provided to make it safe

August 22nd, 2011 by All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group

Guernsey Bicycle Group extend summer evening rides due to popularity

July 22nd, 2011 by Guernsey Bicycle Group

The Guernsey Bicycle Group summer evening bicycle rides have been popular.  Due to strong demand the GBG have extended their summer evening rides for a further four weeks. These additional summer evening bicycle rides will cover old favourite routes and new routes, which will provide enjoyment for those who have supported these bicycle rides in […]

GPS mobile phone applications make Guernsey bicycling even more fun

July 7th, 2011 by Richard Lord

The number of people bicycling regularly in Guernsey appears to be increasing.  The many days of fine weather and rising fuel prices have helped this trend. There have always been people who bicycle throughout the year.  Some people do this because they don’t own a car, or because they wish to keep fit or reduce […]

The pleasure of Guernsey Bicycle Group summer evening rides

July 7th, 2011 by Richard Lord

On Tuesday 28 June 2011 the Guernsey Bicycle Group riders met at Le Friquet Garden Centre.  The group included visitors to the island that regularly participate in GBG’s summer evening rides. The Guernsey Bicycle Group summer evening rides demonstrate how ideally suited the bicycle is for traveling around Guernsey.

Guernsey bicyclists flock to the Rock to Rocque bike ride in aid of Les Bourgs Hospice

May 29th, 2011 by Richard Lord

The fine mist on a dull Sunday morning didn’t deter a large turn out for the Rock to Rocque bicycle circumnavigation of Guernsey to raise funds for Les Bourgs Hospice.

Bicycling in Guernsey with young children

May 17th, 2011 by Richard Lord

Barney and Claire Lee and their young child visit the Sausmarez Manor farmers’ market by bicycle. Barney Lee bicycles everyday to work.  He cycles everywhere in Guernsey except to do grocery shopping and to travel to the airport.  Claire has followed her husband’s enthusiasm for cycling. With the birth of their child they looked for […]