Next week we will take delivery of three Bullitt bikes.
We have bought these from previous service selling ice creams at the Olympic venues.
So Last Mile Leeds will be starting operations very soon. Watch this space.
Another product which caught our eye at the Cycle Show (indeed actually prompted us to put our hands in our pocket) were the Monkeylectric wheel lights. I can’t wait to cruise the streets of Leeds with these. Talk about eye catching…
Cycling is not an inherently dangerous activity.Let me get that out there first.
That being said there were several lawyers at the Cycle Show promoting themselves as cycle accident specialists. But as there are lawyers who seem to focus on tripping over pavements, I don’t think this says very much.
Anyway Levenes Solicitors have a nice little addition to their website which is a map of the UK showing the location of every reported cycle accident since 2005. Hover over a dot and you can see information such as the age of the rider, time of the accident and weather conditions.
There aren’t too many surprises. Accidents tend to cluster along the busier commuter routes and at roundabouts and junctions. The map above shows the city of Leeds, but despite the huge number of dots, there have been only 6 fatal cycle accidents within the city since 2005.
One highlight was the huge array of electric bikes on show, and available to test ride, though the test track was more tight hairpins than sweeping bends, so an extended run wasn’t really possible.
We were most taken by the offering from Braking-Sunstar with their retrofit pedelec system. Perfect to add to our cargo bikes should we decide to go this route and I had the chance to try out an adapted Bakfiets cargo bike. It didn’t seem to have quite the punch of the iBullitt from Germany, but this is all down to the programming of the motor and can be easily changed apparently.
So I am gradually getting to grips with WordPress and the ‘intrepidity’ theme which gives this website its basic design. I get the impression that one can change the Theme of a WordPress site as easily as you change your socks, so I don’t know whether this will be the final look.
I chose this theme because of the apparent ease of integration with a slideshow gallery. I’m struggling at the moment to get the Featured Content Gallery slideshow operating on the Homepage, as it seems to want to appear on the Blog posts page.
So far the site is beginning to take shape and there are loads of tutorials out there to help with every imaginable problem. Watch this space…
So, the first step with the website was to come up with a logo. I don’t quite know where this came from, but I had this sort of image in my mind from the start. So, returning to CorelDraw after a long break I managed to take myself through the process in the space of a few hours.
I do think that it has captured the essence of who we are – or at least who we aim to be. I’m quite please with it, and especially like the fact that I can break apart the different elements (city, bike, name etc) to use them as icons or in different shaped spaces. I’d welcome your comments dear reader…