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Car-free city get’s the people vote!

The city of Gent, in Belgium, removed cars from their central shopping & business district some time ago, here’s what the people of Gent think of their bicycle city!

Brussels is not the easiest city to ride in: the large number of cobbled streets make for, not an unpleasant, but a jarring journey and still Belgium’s bicycle planners are pushing on through the pain barrier.

While Brussels is struggling with getting politicians and the people to take a bike, other Belgian cities have taken bold bicycle steps, including in Gent, where they stopped cars from entering the main shopping streets in the city centre.

How To Choose a Bicycle.

Holidays are for hanging out at the beach, summer flings, catching a tan, drinking cocktails, eating too much and at the end of it all getting sick with the flu.

The holiday head cold is an inevitable part of a great holiday, but I had not expected to also get the no-bicycle ills as well.

The no-bicycle ills is the phenomenon of when you’re a serious bicycle babe and your butt, which usually gets a 15km workout everyday, no longer does so because you’re curled up with a head cold.

Active & Travel Fashion by Bago Studio

Active wear the looks like every day fashion!

No one likes bicycle lycra, especially not Bicycle Babes, but I have to admit it is kinda comfy!

Lucky we have Bicycle Babes like Bago Studio designer, Kellie Mobbs, who has a mission is to create beautiful active wear and lifestyle fashion for Bicycle Babes, adventurers and travelers alike.

Lycra is it not, but she uses super strechy high-performance fabrics including bamboo, wicking polyester and liquid titanium PET to craft stylish fashion for active outtings, adventure expeditions and every day bicycle travels.

I tested out a sample skirt from Bago and here’s how is shapes up:
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eBikes: to bosch or not?

Everyone is talking about eBikes because anything with an “e” in the name is evolved and edgy, right?

But are e-bikes actually worth the extra thousand or two to buy, and should you trade in your humble pushy to electrify your ride?

I got the chance to find out the answer this week when Bosch delived a bicycle fitted with their brand new Bosch eBike System.

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The first thing to note is that while the Bosch eBike System might be a good eBike option, you still need to ensure the bicycle it is fitted to is a great bicycle.

Cities Built for Women? Everyone wins!

Re-Blog from CityMetric…

“{In cities] treating people equally often translates as treating people like men.

[But] what works for men, as imagined by city hall, doesn’t necessarily work for everyone else.

By treating us in a way that suits this male ideal, the rest of us are disadvantaged – often in surprising ways.

Women are more likely than men to walk, bike and use public transport, whereas men are more likely to drive.

By prioritising clearing the roads, the city was prioritising the way men choose to travel,

Mini Bicycle Bag For The Mobile

A handle-bar bag or basket is a bicycle addition that you don’t want to miss!

A bicycle basket or crate is of course essential, but all too often a small handle-bar bag or basket is missed!

These little front-end wonders have much to offer. They are the perfect place to stash your silk scarf, sunglasses and keys, and that’s just for starters.

My handle-bar bag carries everything from my Georgia In Dublin rain skirt and jacket through to chain oil, a seat rain cover and two pairs of fashion leather bicycle gloves.