Impressions of Eurobike 2014 – cycling with style

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Fortunately I am not a cycling writer, at least not one who has to write about bikes and bits for a living. There are over 1300 exhibitors at the world’s biggest bike show so it is hard to get an … Continue reading

I can if she can – not despairing in Taipei

TaiwanBrief update on the cycling in Taipei story.

Managed to hire a bike from one of the cycle hire stations which are positioned along the linear riverside parks which have some of the most impressive leisure cycling infrastructure I have seen. They run for miles right round the city.

TaiwanBut then I knew I was not going to be satisfied unless I actually rode in Taipei itself which meant passing through the flood defences and out into the terrifying kingdom of the scooters.

TaiwanAt this point I always believe what makes cycling possible in a new city is a role model.

And as I approached my first entry into bedlam a woman on a cargo trike pulled out slowly and sedately from a side street and instead of heading for the side of the road she boldly took up the whole lane of the busy highway.

“If she can, I can”

Another vote of thanks to the fearless cycling women of Taipei for your example.

More, lots more, to follow.