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Looking south from Worcester Beacon

Write Around

Writing (and taking photos) about cycling.

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Cycling web sites

There are many racing/touring club sites and various attempts at putting wider facilities together. Here's some less sport dominated:

Getting started

Next Steps

Online Cycle Networks and News

There's a few UK-based discussion forums/social networks on cycling that have arrived in thelast year or two.

Online cycling news and features

Touring and off-road

Writing and photography

Cycle Miscellany

Companion Cycling A charity in south west London which enables people who are unable to ride "solo" cycles for whatever reason to enjoy the pleasure of cycling with a companion in the delightful and traffic free surroundings of Bushy Park. Also has Links page featuring specialist cycle suppliers.

Offroad Impact of Mountain Bikes A New Zealand assessment.

Malvern Star is an Australian bicycle maker from the early 1900s. Although now part of a larger firm, the brand was relaunched 2008.

Sheldon Brown's Bicycle Glossary.

UK Cycling Web Ring Mainly those pesky racing clubs, but wider than that.

Unicycle.com Some unicyclists are even bonkers enough to do off-road stuff!

And so to off-road tandem enthusiasts at the Double Forte site.

Archives

Retro Bicycles is based in Malvern, providing cycle-themed jewellery, hand crafted in the Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham. Includes weather vanes carrying a bike figure (sweetheart travellers, flying lady and more). P.O. Box 59, WR14 3YR. The same people have also produced a photographic journal, in the form of quality postcard books, of their five year 'Bicycle Odyssey' taking in 22 countries and 30,000 km.

Cycling before Lycra Thirties and forties cycling memories from Allan Nelson and parents.

19th Century Bicycle News Interesting selections from American archives. This book mentioned there sounds fun - Around the World on a Bicycle (from Amazon) - a late 19th century adventure on a penny farthing!

Sturmey-Archer Heritage.

Bodleian Library archive of bicycle posters, magazines etc - browse through the images online.

National Cycle Collection in Llandrindod Wells, mid-Wales.