Links

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.

CYCLE COURIERS
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

Cambridge: Outspoken

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

WORKBIKES/CARGOBIKES SPECIFIC

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

WORKBIKES/CARGOBIKES GENERAL

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

ON-LINE ZINES

Moving Target

Urban Velo

Velovision

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

Compilations:

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.

Tri 4 Africa – A triathlon from Cirencester to Cape Town in aid of Re-Cycle, the charity which sends old bikes from the UK to Africa.

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