Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

WE Swift of Derby

I have a photograph of (I think) my ancestor Samuel Pipes (1822-1879), taken by Derby photographer WE Swift sometime in the 1880s. Thanks to David Pipes, I've found this site that lists all Derbyshire photographic studios.

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Mid-life crisis? Get on your bike - Telegraph

Mid-life crisis? Get on your bike - Telegraph: "Mintel says the biggest growth in bike ownership has come from those approaching middle age, who are opting for more expensive road bikes"

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Brighton drink driver had leg in plaster

Brighton drink driver had leg in plaster (From The Argus): "The police officer was forced to jog alongside the runaway saloon shouting at the customer services assistant to put the handbrake on." Drunk driver with no license or insurance gets £350 fine; cyclist who jumps red light gets fined £700!

Brighton cyclist fined £700 for going through a red light.

£700 fine for cyclist

Richard Hodgson, 53, was found guilty of ignoring a red traffic light, cycling without lights, cycling on the pavement and failing to stop for police.

Brighton magistrates fined him £700 and ordered him to pay £215 in costs.

The Argus article on the web is much shorter than the one published where a Bricycles spokesperson described the fine as 'harsh'!

http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/8094039.Brighton_cyclist_fined___700/

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Boy's cycling design chosen for Olympic 50p coin

BBC News - Boy's cycling design chosen for Olympic 50p coin: "A design by a West Yorkshire teenager has been chosen from more than 3,000 entries to become a new 50p coin inspired by the Olympic Games.
Theo Crutchley-Mack, 16, from Halifax, said it was 'absolutely amazing' that his picture of a cyclist in a velodrome was chosen by the Royal Mint."