Don’t be an idler competiton

As many of my readers know a pet hate of mine is when motorists sit in their cars with their engines running poisoning us all with their fumes. Last year I contacted the council about the problem to see whether they could help. After all, it is illegal in Scotland to leave your engine idling.… Continue reading Don’t be an idler competiton

Not a kitten any more, cycling lessons, and in the paper

Victoria sleeps in our bed most nights now and I mean literally in our bed. She buries herself under the covers head and all. I don't know how she can stand it. It must get terribly hot. I think she probably alternates and spends some of the time on the bed and some of the… Continue reading Not a kitten any more, cycling lessons, and in the paper

I got Zoom-bombed

I had heard of this phenomenon, where an unwelcome guest joins a Zoom meeting with the sole purpose of causing disruption, but I was never particularly concerned because I knew I could just kick the person out. However, what I didn't anticipate was that there might be more than one unwelcome guest. Here's what happened.… Continue reading I got Zoom-bombed

In the paper and studying for the life in the UK test

This past week has been a very busy media week for me. As part of my volunteer role with the Aberdeen Cycle Forum I respond to all queries from the media and they seem to come in waves. For months it's quiet and then suddenly everyone wants to write about cycling and they call the… Continue reading In the paper and studying for the life in the UK test

Mass bike ride in Aberdeen on Sunday 28th April

The Aberdeen Cycle Forum is organising a mass bike ride on Sunday 28th April at 11am, starting from Marischal College. This is part of Scotland's Pedal on Parliament 2019 but this year is a little bit different because the usual Edinburgh ride which attracts thousands of people is not happening. Instead the focus is on… Continue reading Mass bike ride in Aberdeen on Sunday 28th April

Cycling advocacy and cross-country skiing

We had a fantastic day today. I'm on holiday and this morning I handed over one of the copies of Designing for Cycle Traffic to the Aberdeenshire Council. Two copies were crowd-funded by the Aberdeen Cycle Forum - one for Aberdeenshire Council and the other for Aberdeen City Council. The Evening Express asked for an… Continue reading Cycling advocacy and cross-country skiing