@ ‘The Slow Bicycle Companion: inspirational quotes from cycling’s golden age’ celebrates the golden age of cycling, before the noisy arrival of the motor car and the heavy goods vehicle, when lycra, hi-viz and plastic hats were unknown, bicycles had no brakes let alone gears, and tweed-clad riders puffed on cigars as they pedalled along peaceful country lanes. If you are a fan of the Slow Bicycle Movement and wish to return to a less hurried, more civilised, and perspiration-free style of cycling, this book of quotations will inspire and amuse in equal measure.
Chris Boardman and master driving instructor Blaine Walsh explain how to safely overtake cyclists, referring to rule 163 of the Highway Code. And also watch the companion video, SIDE BY SIDE. This discusses how riding two abreast is recommended in the Highway Code, and how it’s safer to overtake a group of two by two riders than a long line of cyclists strung out. https://youtu.be/OTGRQgw6PDA
The Slow Bicycle Companion