Tuesday, 25 March 2008

Sunday, 23 March 2008

shopping bike-catbasket

shopping bike-catbasket.

Aquachimp writes: Given all the media interest in banishing plastic carrier bags and generally encouraging us to go green, i thought I'd share a little tip i constructed a few years ago and has worked out very, very well.

I got a cat basket and mounted the base on to the back of the bike. To do so, I used 4 biggish round-headed bolts (& matching nuts), 4 wide washers, 4 off-cuts from a roll of perforated metal and several spring washers. And to maintain structural integrity, I also used a drill to make the holes in the plastic catbasket base, rather than trying to punch through.

We got one of those very large semi-ridged woven baskets. It, or one of the samller ones simply needs to be placed on the mounted catbasket and never falls off, no matter the wind, speed humps or cobbled roads. On arrival at the shop, just grab the bag, shop, fill bag and on return to bike, replace on catbasket base and leave.

I've uploaded some pics if anyone want to see. Note, a small hole is visible at the end of the basket. This was because I originally thought the catbasket's metal grid would be needed to stop things falling out through that lower section. It proofed unneccessary.

Also, the sprig washers are placed, jam packed between the metal stripes

The only point of difficulty turned out to be a recent new rear light.

Tuesday, 18 March 2008

London Freewheel

London Freewheel: be part of an extraordinary day: the 2008 London Freewheel is on 21 September - register now!

Saturday, 15 March 2008

Cyclist stabbed to death

BBC NEWS | England | Merseyside | Cyclist stabbed to death in row: "A female cyclist has been stabbed to death in the Anfield area of Liverpool in a 'vicious and brutal' attack."

Thursday, 13 March 2008

The Sport Relief Super Cycle

The Sport Relief Super Cycle; The One Show presenter Adrian Chiles and Alan Shearer are cycling from Newcastle to London - via West Brom! - over two days.

Wednesday, 12 March 2008


DOTHETEST: test your awareness with this video!

Monday, 10 March 2008