Category: Guest & opinion articles

Articles written by guest contributors and opinion pieces from Bikefast

Guest & opinion articles

Ciclovia Belfast stuck in the slow lane

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As we enter the eighth month of the year, Ciclovia Belfast 2018 has no confirmed date. Bikefast’s Jonathan Hobbs thinks it’s time to reset the event …

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Cycling investment and the DUP Deal

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So the confidence and supply deal is done and the DUP have brought home the bacon – £1.5 billion for Northern Ireland in exchange for propping …

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Life and death of the Stranmillis Gyratory

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Cycling infrastructure enables people of all ages and abilities to get about safely and confidently by bicycle. It’s what we need more of right across Belfast. …

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Hume Dunlop Bridge waiting for an Executive

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The 18th of May marks the birth of the modern bicycle right here in Belfast. In 1889 Willie Hume of the Belfast Cruisers Cycling Club proved …

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Daft signs bring cyclists and TransportNI into disrepute

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CYCLISTS PLEASE DISMOUNT signs causing confusion for no obvious reason in the centre of Belfast

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Zero per cent – our shameful cycling to school level

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Northern Ireland has officially failed to meet its 2011-15 target for active travel to schools – and cycling interventions aren’t necessarily on the horizon.

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THE PROS FROM DOVER ARE COMING

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Belfast wouldn’t take its medicine and it’s gonna get its chest cracked open again. It won’t be pretty. It could be different though.

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Is anywhere safe from the lycra louts? Northern Ireland, actually.

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Brendan O’Neill’s Daily Mail rant against cyclists made it’s way to the Northern Ireland airwaves – and a golden opportunity to challenge his perception and those of the local audience was missed

Guest & opinion articlesThe Politics

The shape of things to come

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Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard has been in post since May 2016. In that time you may not have had the chance to gauge how progressive a …

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Anti-Cycling Voices

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NI Cycles looks at the common threads among the ongoing anti-cycling comment pieces on television and newspapers – the points deliberately missed and provides a quick reminder of what the benefits of mass cycling really are.

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