CYCLING fans have been in contact of their droves this week, hoping to take over our weekly platform for petrolheads.
So we’re signing over Me and My Motor to the bike foyer for at present, studying about their tackle their beloved bikes and their environmental advantages.
Southampton metropolis councillor John Savage owns a Trek 75 Multitrack hybrid, which he initially purchased for his commute. He mentioned: “I wanted to get 22 miles a day, backwards and forwards throughout London (Hackney to Fulham) and it was the perfect and quickest strategy to do the journey.”
Cllr Savage has cycled 320 miles by way of the Sierra Nevada mountain vary and over 500 miles from Poole to San Sebastian in Spain.
His household fear about his security on the highway. Cllr Savage added: “I do know a few cyclists who’ve died by way of collisions and I do know a handful of people that have had life altering accidents. We have to make it a lot safer. I have been biking for years so I really feel I’ve received good consciousness of different automobiles on the highway however there’s at all times a hazard. At 62 years outdated, I do not bounce very properly.” However he’ll proceed to trip the nice routes regionally, together with Southampton to Eling, by way of the New Forest, throughout the Widespread and on the brand new Hill Lane cycle lane.
Rachel Moody, who owns a Dice e-bike, mentioned: “For native journeys, biking is so significantly better. Having an e-bike with a motor means I can go additional. The brand new bike lanes imply I can get to the Widespread from Ocean Village in 10 minutes.
“I used to commute from Winchester to Southampton, which was hilly and 12 miles, however having the e-bike made it really faster than sitting in a automotive in site visitors jams. I did not contribute to air air pollution, and received some good every day train.”
Lyn Brayshaw has a number of bikes as an alternative of a automotive due to Southampton’s ‘horrible air pollution’ and the planet’s ‘local weather emergency’.
Alistair Chaplin’s cargo bike carries his younger passengers and his regionally constructed Beamz bike is a good commuter bike.
Meredydd Good volunteers at Freemantle Restore Cafe after inheriting the ‘tinkering’ gene from his mechanic grandfather. He adores his Ambrosio Solaro.
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