Caged birds don’t fly – the pavement cyclists of Taipei

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This is just a short thought piece about my experiences and observations of institutionalised pavement (sidewalk) cycling in Taipei. Because I was staying in a different part of the city on this year’s trip to the Taipei Cycle Show and … Continue reading

Highlight of Taipei without cycling – food with friends!

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Due to my somewhat curtailed trip to Taipei Cycle Show this year my memories of the week are very different to usual. Normally I would have an update on any bikes and technology I saw, but this year I managed … Continue reading

Message to myself – “do not despair”

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Close followers of this blog will perhaps have noted that my “first day” blog post from Taipei Cycle Show was nearly 12 days ago and there has been nothing since. Yes, there were some memorable experiences on the following days … Continue reading

Where might Mayor Ko of Taipei City sit in a league table for “cycling mayors”?

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At a Velo-city Taipei conference full of colourful characters there is little doubt that one of them almost stole the show, mostly by not being there. Elections for city mayors can occasionally throw up some characters who can be described … Continue reading

Velo-city Taipei cycle parade – the gallery (And the wedding!)

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A week of intensive discussion about the global future of cycling is coming to an end. Visionaries, technicians, academics, business leaders – they were all here. But of course what everybody loves is a good photo moment and the annual … Continue reading

Taipei’s cycling fairy story – through the wardrobe to Narnia, or down Alice’s rabbit hole?

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My fifth time here in Taipei and the start of a great 10 days, Velo-city Global and Taipei Cycle Show back to back. It was a gleam of an idea four years ago, now it is a reality. But before … Continue reading