There are so many good cycling websites out there these days that this list will have to be an ongoing project with additions as and when I come across interesting stuff.
Overworked, underpaid and hopelessly addicted to bikes and therefore condemned to a life of poverty and near misses on city streets the world over, but fighting the good fight as far as I can see. Anyway, here are the ones I can find at the moment pedalling the streets of the UK. Let me know if there are any I’ve missed.
Birmingham: Cycle 4u
Brighton: The Bike’s The Business
Coventry: Yellow Jersey
Darlington: Green Link North East
Edinburgh: Edinburgh Bicycle Messengers
Hereford: Hereford Pedicabs
Leeds: Go Getter Despatch
London: Zero Couriers
Luton: Green Link
Manchester: Manchester Messenger Company
Nottingham: Pedal Express
Plymouth: City Cycle Couriers
Sheffield: Vert-i-go Couriers
Coffee Bike – Project Rwanda – Tom Ritchie’s been involved with this project for a while and you can buy one of these bikes direct from Rwanda
Museum of Trademen’s Workbikes – The history of workbikes in UK and around the world.
Spoke and Word – great site from USA covering a whole range of workbike and touring stuff, plus much, much more…
Bike Trailer Blog – the title says it all really – all things bicycle and trailer.
Utility Cycling – Another American offering with good stuff on workbikes.
One Less Van – British site offering news and interviews from the cargo bike world
Treehugger – interesting coverage on a whole range of longtail cargo bikes here
USEFUL STUFF FOR CYCLE TOURISTS
Visas for tourists – visa costs for Egypt, Syria, Jordan and others. Not sure how current this is.
Help Exchange – Puts people in touch with each other, work in a foreign country in return for food and accommodation.
Anywork Anywhere – jobs abroad, sometimes paid, sometimes not.
Warm Showers – hospitality site pairing up cycle tourists and hosts the world over.
CYCLE TOURING SITES
Trento Bike Pages – links to a huge array of tours from all over the world. Well worth a visit.
Crazy Guy On A Bike – equally huge array of tours from all over the world. This site, however, gives cyclists the space to write up their reports on the site itself.
Cycle Tours happening now:
Bicycling around the world – very well laid out site with some great images from tours in India, Nepal and Indonesia, amongst others.
The Big Africa Cycle – Started July 2009, this is Peter Gostelow’s latest tour from England to Cape Town. Well written site, good peripheral links and nice images.
Cycling Gypsies – touring Europe with two dogs, two Surlys and one trailer. Plus additional info/bike related themes. Good site.
Cycling To The Ashes – 25000 km on a bike with a cricket bat. Regular updates from the road.
Down The Road – travelling since 2002, the Travis’ have written two books and developed a big website.
Heinz Stucke – “Facts & figures as of May, 2006 – 66 years old, 545,000 km cycled, 193 Countries seen, 63 Territories, Regions or Associated States, etc. visited, 44 years on the road” (Bike China). The facts speak for themselves, really.
Herve Pura Vida – On the road for the past 5 years, covering parts of Europe, plus Africa and South America. Includes adapting his bike to pedal down the Amazon. Interesting site.
Revolution Cycle – Round the world cycle tour by 3 guys from Ireland. Some really nice video footage.