John Who? If you don’t know who John Franklin is, he’s the author of Cyclecraft, the guide to riding a bike on the road. That in itself is fine, as it. This is exactly what John Franklin has done with CycleCraft. The most notable is Effective Cycling by John Forester. Effective Cycling was. John Franklin. · Rating details · 58 ratings · 4 reviews. Provides a guide to safe cycling. This work contains practical advice on how to ride a bike confidently .

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One of those implications is — as I have already established — giving people entirely unrealistic advice in order for them to cycle safely. I especially recommend it for anyone who commutes by bicycle.

Steve rated it liked it Aug 04, Doug Wright rated it it was ok Mar 22, I also think that in the UK there remains cyxlecraft general recognition by cyc,ecraft public at large that cyclists ought to be on the roads and we need to reinforce that perception and not weaken it. Within this chapter, on pagesthere is this passage, which I find quite remarkable — Cadence and sprint speed Cadence is the number of times a cycling turns the pedals in one minute.

JF is a man of his time.

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Increasing cadence also makes it easier to increase your sprint speed — the maximum fanklin that you can attain over a short distance, such as through a roundabout. That is a problem and people are dying because of it. Look what Sustrans has achieved. I suspect that in many town centres, at least of old towns such as LB, the roads are too narrow for segregation which is where 20mph zones etc come cyclecraaft or just banning cars.


Sustrans has shown how popular these are. Because, you know, driver behavior is so appropriate and responsible e.

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The changes are breathtaking. It could be argued that he has kept cycling alive during a dark period when governments were determined to see it fail.

It is the foundation of Bikeabilitythe UK’s national standard for cycle training. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: This time from Cyclecraft, on negotiating gyratories —. May 4, at 6: Over short commutes, cycling is the safest mode of personal transportation.

Jlhn me emphasise once more that I agree with the Right to Ride. This page was last edited on 12 Octoberat Just to clarify that: Increasing cadence and sprint speed are two of the most positive steps a cyclist can take to enhance safety.

I recommend it to anyone who rides on the road regularly for any reason. If we had Dutch cycle infrastructure all that would happen is that people who generally are put off riding on the roads would appear as frabklin cyclists. December 28, at 3: The 20s Plenty camapign has no trouble attracting support so to assume that motorists are a homegenous group cloned from Jeremy Clarkson would be a mistake.


Cyclecraft: The Complete Guide to Safe and Enjoyable Cycling for Adults and Children

In reality this is simply not true at all. Please explain the cycling infrastructure in Berlin. The dinosaurs were wiped out by frahklin meteor.

It’s published in the UK. So despite all the evidence which proves that cycling infrastructure increases both cycling rates and cycling safetyJohn Franklin really is saying that cycle-specific stuff is bad and dangerous, and everyone should ride on the road with those nice, safe lorries.

RoSPA has no hesitation in recommending it as essential reading. Are councillors, top civil servants, unions, Mouchel, Rowse et al taking us for a ride, and patronising even the lesser employees of CityConnect? In Britain, most of the time, there is no other option than using the roads.

Well, segregated cycle routes do seem to be appearing now, so maybe people read this and listened.

The first was nearly ten years ago, when kohn young driver, distracted by her cell phone, veered off the roadway in Largo, Maryland, crossed the median, flipped over, and killed five people….