Bicycle Diaries: <i>Are you a really good cyclist?</i>

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13.2.09

Are you a really good cyclist?


The really good cyclist knows that the essence of good cycling is never to take others by surprise and never to be taken by surprise. He always makes sure that his bicycle is in perfect condition, paying special attention to his brakes and lights. He realises the difficulties due to the fact that motor vehicles travel at a much higher speed than he does and makes the allowances accordingly. He knows that turning right is one of the most dangerous manouevres...

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Blogger bother yam said...

He always makes sure that his bicycle is in perfect condition, paying special attention to his brakes and lights

I looked after my brakes and lights, but I ignored my chain -- much to my peril. It had rusted to an almost solid state when I attempted to ride to work this morning.

Silly me...

13/2/09 10:31  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seeing the RoSPA notice you posted reminded me of the Cycling Proficiency test (sponsored by RoSPA) we took when I was in Junior school (aged 8-11; I suppose you'd say grades 3-6 here).

See the bottom of the RoSPA site and alongside 1964 and the picture including Lenny the Lion.

Nowadays it is amusing to think of the pennant and the metal 'flag pole' with it's handlebar mount that came with it - it would take your eye out in a heartbeat in a crash, didn't seem to matter back then!

AL

17/2/09 13:51  

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