Guardian is asking for cyclists’ views of new infrastructure

The national Guardian is asking for cyclists’ photos and views of new cycling infrastructure.  Why not share your thoughts with them?

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A proper hill climb!

Kalamata, Greece, 11 o’clock this morning – the start of a cycle race up the Taygetos mountains.  Thirty-four kilometres of uphill from the port of Kalamata towards Sparta.  I decided against joining in – my Brompton didn’t quite fit the profile.




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Lancaster University hosts Breeze Challenge cycle event for women – Sunday 4 October

British Cycling are promoting the 2015 Lancashire Breeze Challenge Event for women cyclists.  These rides are designed to be a fun and friendly introduction to longer distance cycling – between 50km and 100km.  This year Lancaster University is hosting it on Sunday 4 October.  Further details about the routes and how to enter are here.

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Blocking up of St Peter’s Road, Lancaster?

Lancashire County Council has sent Dynamo details of their plan to block up the northern end of St Peter’s Road in Lancaster (where it joins Moor Lane) as a safety measure.  Unless you are high up, it is difficult to get a good view of cars coming up the canal bridge before you turn right out of St Peter’s Road onto Moor Lane, and there have been collisions.  (Cyclists might do better to go through St Peter’s Mews to access Moor Lane.  It’s fiddlier but feels safer.)

Here is the plan and covering letter.

Dynamo is in favour of the stopping-up so long as cyclists can continue to turn left into St Peter’s Road from Moor Lane.

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Dynamo AGM – Wednesday 21 October at 7.30 p.m. in the Gregson

The Dynamo AGM will take place on Wednesday 21 October at 7.30 p.m. upstairs at the Gregson, Moor Lane, Lancaster LA1 3PY.  In addition to the usual business, we will also hear from Hazel Walton, who was one of the key people in Lancashire County Council to produce the draft Transport Masterplan for north Lancashire.

The revised draft is due out this autumn, and this is an opportunity for Dynamo to hear more and to put forward ideas to the County. Please come along if you can. (Background to the Transport Masterplan is at

Everyone – member or not – is welcome.

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Horses on the Lancaster-Morecambe greenway: what’s your view?

There are articles in the local press this week about protests from horse-riders who – like many cyclists – feel at risk on the roads.  Lancashire County Council is asking for the views of cyclists about allowing horses on the Lancaster-Morecambe path.  What do you think?  Feel free to comment below.

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Carnforth Cycle Museum

Popping into Dyno Start in Carnforth today, I discovered that they have a small cycle museum upstairs.  You can take a virtual tour or – for that authentic bike shop smell –  visit it on the A6 main road just north of the traffic lights at 1-3 Scotland Road.  (You could even combine it, as I did,  with coffee and delicious apple strudel at Cafe Edelweiss at Ashtrees Ways behind Booths supermarket!)


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