On ingenuity… Sometimes lateral thinking is a good thing:
I’d love to pop across the Exe whenever I felt like it without waiting for the ferry.
Steam-powered bicycle. Chuffing great!
But sometimes you can possibly go too far with ingenuity:
Mad as a box of frogs, home-made and very interesting ideas. And it worked!
What shall we build next?
It’s been a good year for cycling to work. I see regular riders most days on my to and fro, and we usually exchange a quick greeting as we pass. Some of them have been in to Ride On and it’s always interesting to talk to someone you usually see zooming in the opposite direction.
The last couple of months cycle commuting in the dark have been interesting too. Some people are lit up like UFOs (others with no lights or dim glow-worms make me wonder how much they can see, and if they realise how hard they are to see). But the ones that puzzle me most are those who can somehow manage to ride with flashing front lights. It must be like being in a B&W silent movie, flickering crazily!
Anyway, we’re near the darkest and the lighter days are coming back, so keep those LEDs glowing, blinking, pulsating and flickering till then.
There’s a FREE RideOn mug for everyone who attends the January or February Bike Maintenance Class! We’ll even fill it with a beverage of your choice. One lump or two?
It’s not every day that you get asked to try for a world speed record in the USA. But Sarah Piercy is not just anyone, she is a champion athlete, having won the London marathon wheel chair race and a valued member of the Ride On volunteer team.
Bring Your Own Bike – the wheels have officially come off! Luckily, this isn’t a problem for Sam White our qualified mechanic who runs our weekly Bring Your Own Bike (BYOB) Session. BYOB is a DIY bike repair night. The difference is you will have access to professional bike tools, new and recycled parts not to mention Sam’s expert help and guidance.
Ride On is now offering a Bike Kitchen evening! This is a dedicated time for you to come and maintain your own bike using our workshop and tools.