I've been asked recently about what cameras I use when . I've also seen a few tweets, including a road.cc article today, by complete coincidence (really!)

Here's what I use, some pros and cons, and why I run cameras in the first place!


The next edition of the Fiets Podcast has just arrived! As promised, looking at a poor evaluation of current cycling in Bedworth; elitist views of "proper cyclists" and whether imperfect infrastructure is better than nothing; WCC's LCWIP in consultation.


Following the acquisition of a bit of land near the George Eliot Hospital, plans are afoot to improve infrastructure for a short stretch of College Street in . But will it be shared use, or will it be separated?


Warning letter issued to this driver - close pass a few days back on a two-lane road. What you can't really see due to a rear camera issue (user error) was the driver tailgating me before squeezing past. Terrible driving.


Over on the the blog today - do the plans for the new Physical Activity Hub really properly enable sustainable, car-free travel? Just how wrong can a consultant be with its evaluation?


In case you missed yesterday's release of the latest edition of The Fiets Podcast, it's also now available on YouTube - you can gaze at some of Nuneaton's streets whilst listening to my musings! youtu.be/YxSVaj9llZY

It's time for another edition of The Fiets Podcast! Not subscribed? Search "fiets cycle" in your favourite podcast app, or just listen on the website. Fill your ears: fiets.uk/2022-06-13/fiets-podc

The latest edition of the Fiets Podcast has just been released, where I rather lay in to the recent edition of Countryfile!

Available now at popular Podcast sources (Spotify, Apple, Google, Amazon, TuneIn etc.) and at the website: fiets.uk/2022-06-01/fiets-podc

Oh yes! May's target hit, and 400 miles exceeded for only my second time ever! And a day to spare too!

Higham-on-the-Hill is getting into the Jubilee spirit I see, with their knitted decorations, as I get another 20 miles in towards my minimum May target of 401 miles - just 30.2 miles to go!

Nuneaton & Bedworth Borough Council has put out a statement asking people to choose alternatives to the car in the upcoming event on Saturday - but without enabling alternatives in the first place, asking people to use them is next to meaningless!


(Another article on the same day as a podcast? This is very unlike me!)

I forgot my cycle anniversary this year! Three days ago marked five years since the start of my journey, something that was meant to only get me out of the house and maybe a bit fitter, but which has become so much more than that with the advocacy stuff!

Not wanting to keep new subscribers waiting too long, I've recorded and released the next edition of the Fiets Podcast. This time, talking about the award of money from Active Travel England to Warwickshire County Council for improvements in the south of the county, and thoughts on the Nuneaton-Bedworth-Coventry scheme.

Fill your ears at fiets.uk/podcast - don't forget to subscribe and share!

ICYMI - Years on from funding approval, just how far has the Nuneaton-Bedworth-Coventry cycle scheme progressed, and is it as "super" as originally reported?


On the blog today: 2.5 years after funding was approved by Warwickshire County Council for a Nuneaton to Coventry via Bedworth cycle scheme, there's been a noteable absence of news or information about what's happening. So, I found out!


How irritating. My good knee is playing up today. Noticed a slightly painful twinge going up/down stairs; also there (to a lesser degree) popping to the shops on the bike. This is either a sign of being forty, or slightly overdoing the for my 400mi+ target (or both).

No proper bike ride today then sadly, I think - don't want to risk damage. Maybe a slow, gentle jaunt around town later, but that'll be it🙁A shame though; I was looking forward to my Sunday "expedition".

ICYMI: I'm jumping on the bandwagon with The Fiets Podcast, covering my everyday and advocacy. Available now on Spotify, Amazon, TuneIn, Podbean, or manual subscription, and coming soon to other services!


Right then - I am jumping on the bandwagon with the soft launch of The Fiets Podcast - my everyday and advocacy with a local focus on Nuneaton, Warwickshire, the West Midlands but also the wider UK.

Available on , , manual subscription, and coming soon to other podcast services.


Rear cameras can be a blessing and a curse.

Reviewing the footage of a close pass today, and it seems worse than I thought! On a two lane, one direction road, the driver in lane two pulls into lane one, where I am clearly visible. They undertake a car originally ahead of them in lane two and close pass me while doing so.

This is clear cut for an actionable report I think, so a blessing having the additional evidence. But to see the state of driving from behind, that's the curse.

Looks like that street should be a School Street. Close it to cars at school run times and permit counterflow cycling to give direct access to the school. "Problem" solved.


Show older

A newer server operated by the Mastodon gGmbH non-profit