Author archive for ahartley

  • Crashed? Send out an SOS!!

    By ahartley on January 27, 2015
    If you have had a crash and you’re out in the middle of nowhere and you have hurt yourself, then you will possibly need some assistance. A new device called Riders-Mate could be there to rescue the situation.
  • Government pledges a £200m boost to cycling safety

    By ahartley on November 27, 2014
    More than £200 million will be spent improving cycling safety on the roads, and is set to be the biggest single investment into cycling since the coalition began
  • Cycling in the cold and flu season

    By ahartley on November 17, 2014
    Here's our advice on avoiding colds and flu in winter, and how to know when you should ride, and when you should put your feet up with brew.
  • How to avoid bike theft

    By ahartley on November 14, 2014
    Bike theft is infuriating, and often deeply upsetting, too – as well as being a huge inconvenience if you use your two-wheeled friend to get around. Unfortunately it happens.
  • New Cycleway opens in Lower Earley

    By ahartley on September 30, 2014
    A brand new cycleway officially opened yesterday in Lower Early and Urban Limits came along for the opening ceremony with our Golden bike challenge. CLLR John Kaiser, executive member for highways and planning, cut the ribbon to open the cycleway at special ceremony alongside members of the borough council’s My Journey Wokingham team, and representatives from Reading Borough Council’s Readybike. […]
  • Autumn Kit

    By ahartley on September 12, 2014
    It’s ok – don’t panic and begin a desperate ‘sun dance’
  • Skills & Gestures for riding in a group

    By ahartley on August 11, 2014
      One of the best ways to tot up the miles by bike is to join up with a group of like minded individuals. We published a post recently listing some of the local clubs and explained the (very simple) protocol for joining and getting involved. Riding in a group provides safety, through increased visibility, a pleasant social environment, and […]
  • What to take with you on a Summer ride

    By ahartley on July 2, 2014
    Heading out for a summer bike ride is bliss – fewer layers are needed and choosing kit to wear is much simpler when the likelihood of getting soaked is so much lower. However, there are a couple of items that will help you enjoy your ride even more – here’s a look at some of the key things not to forget when you head out in the sun:
  • Stretches all cyclists should do daily

    By ahartley on June 6, 2014
    Repeat these stretches in the morning, evening, and ideally after a bike ride, and you’ll thank yourself for it.
  • Basic Bike Maintenance Course

    By ahartley on March 26, 2014
    Wokingham Borough Council together with Sustrans, are running a number of courses throughout the year which offer training in basic bike maintenance. We went along to check out what they have on offer…   The training lasted a couple of hours, and was lead entirely by the audience, allowing us to pick and choose which areas we wanted to cover. […]