Category Archives: Cycle-commuting

Dick’s cycle-commuting story in the Lancaster Guardian (last in the series?)

To round off this series (which started back in November), Dick – who has collected and edited them all – writes about his rides around Lancaster. He recalls the Cycling Demonstration Town years (ah! that was the time when the … Continue reading

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James’s cycle-commuting story in the Lancaster Guardian

In time-honoured fashion, James got a bicycle for his birthday – his 44th birthday, that is. His reintroduction veered between rediscovering the joy of cycling (this time with 27 gears rather than a measly 12) and the negative bits – like … Continue reading

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Louise’s cycle-commuting story in the Lancaster Guardian

Louise competes in triathlons but insists that she “pootles” along on her cycle-commute into work.  She sometimes puts more effort into her commute home to ride off the day’s stresses.  Her bugbear?  Ice.  Her favourite?  A strong tailwind home. You can … Continue reading

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Stephen’s cycle-commuting story in the Lancaster Guardian

Stephen cycles from Heysham to Lancaster and finds his commute a joy.  Some commuters have described how their ride helps them to wind down after a day at work; Stephen, on the other hand, finds calm and creative thoughts in his ride along the … Continue reading

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William’s cycle-commuting story in the Lancaster Guardian

This week’s commuter is William, whose job is near Blackburn.  His occasional solution?  Catch the train to Preston, then cycle the remaining 13 miles.  He quickly developed pot-hole antennae for the A675 but has now encountered a new challenge: Transpennine’s new … Continue reading

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Mike’s cycle-commuting story in the Lancaster Guardian

This week’s commuter is Mike, known to his friend’s son – for obvious reasons – as “Mike on a Bike”. He welcomes the positive effect on his sense of wellbeing that cycling to and from work along the canal brings him.  … Continue reading

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Emily’s cycle-commuting story in the Lancaster Guardian

This week’s commuter is Emily – a self-confessed fair-weather cyclist (fair enough, we think), who prefers the bus to the bicycle in the winter months. Emily is complimentary about Lancaster University’s efforts to encourage cycle and bus use: currently 13% of … Continue reading

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