Monthly Archives: June 2009

Sustainable Bike Tours?

A friend of mine, Ivan, sent me a link to an extraordinary story about a bike made from bamboo.  Or rather, I should say a story about an extraordinary bike, made from bamboo. Have a look at this article in a Guardian blog, by Matthew Sparkes. Most of the comments related to its price of… Read more

The Real Chain Gang

Here’s a light-hearted story to finish up with, a real-life Chain Gang. 194 French prisoners will shortly set off on a special version of the Tour de France. They’ll be accompanied by 124 gaurds and fitness instructors. An article on the BBC website makes it clear that there will be no breakaways (!) and the… Read more