Sussex Police have confirmed that they have arrested just one cyclist for riding a bike while drunk during the past three years. The news illustrates a big difference in approach between the law in the UK, and that on the continent, with Poland even jailing cyclists who ride their bike while intoxicated.
Thousands of cyclists - and even more spectators - turned out for World Naked Bike Ride this weekend in London, Brighton and Southampton.
Main roads were closed due to the number of people turning out to gawp, and in London, in a rather unsavoury thought for those who use them usually - many of the riders borrowed Boris Bikes for the event.
In London riders set off from Marble Arch, Regent’s Park, King’s Cross, Clapham Junction and West Norwood yesterday before converging on Hyde Park Corner.
A Brighton cyclist has been left with a bill of more than £1000 after appealing a £30 fixed penalty fine all the way to the Crown Court. The fine had been imposed after he was spotted by a police officer riding the wrong way up a one-way street.
As part of its 'Cities Safe For Cycling' campaign, The Times called for a review of dangerous junctions and roads, in the hope of limiting the deaths and injuries of cyclists around the country.
Yesterday, the paper published a compete overhaul of one of the roadways it considered particularly dangerous - the Aquarium roundabout in the centre of Brighton.
We're all familiar with the idea that if you leave your bike locked up to an on-street bike rack, it might not be there when you get back.
That's the case for 14 cyclists in Brighton, but luckily for them, their bikes will be safe and sound (minus their locks) at the local nick.
A new cycle route across Hove was opened yesterday, safely linking the two sides of the city and slowing traffic in the area.
Transport Minister Norman Baker attended an opening ceremony and praised the innovation.
Councillor Davey said that the scheme would help encourage more children to cycle to school, the Brighton and Hove News reported.
This year’s Brighton Naked Bike Ride will be more of a naked triathlon – albeit in reverse order – as organisers of the event in the South Coast City look to mark the Olympic year by incorporating running and swimming into the programme, taking inspiration from the Ancient Greeks, who competed in sports naked. The event takes place on Sunday June 10.
Brighton & Hove City Coucil is to introduce contraflow cycling in 12 one-way streets in a move aimed at getting more people cycling and improve local infrastructure, as well as tackling the issue of people cycling on pavements, on paths or through alleyways.
The changes are being introduced in Brighton’s North Laine area and have been authorised at the council’s Environment, Transport and Sustainability Cabinet Member Meeting last Friday.
A pair of cycling Santas in Brighton spread seasonal goodwill to residents of the South Coast resort on Christmas Day by riding around the city’s Preston Park and handing out envelopes containing £5 notes to people enjoying a festive stroll.
It’s a British cycling first, but not one that we can be proud of. Vandals have attacked and disabled a Danish-made machine which counts cyclists in real time in Brighton.
The £25,000 cycle counter located at Surrenden Park on Brighton’s London Road is one of two installed in the town last year using European Union and Cycling England cash, reports the Argus.