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Making hi vis cycling socks

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Knitting socks on the machine involves seven different manipulations. At every point, something can go wrong but when finished, they are so soft and warm and the fit is magnificent. These socks are made top down, starting from the rib This is knitted with the high vis reflective thread Once knitted, half the ribbing is moved to the main bed to allow for circular knitting Circular knitting produces a product without any sides seams You then knit the leg, shortrow the heel, knit the foot, short row the toe and this is what the sock looks like when you take...

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Bike Hour - what will you be wearing?

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Dr BehoovingMoving of CycleSpace has a plan. This Tuesday between 6pm and 7pm, he's asking that we cycle - just for the sake of it!No protests, no organised rallys, just cycle. Why? Well, in his words, "We have ride to work days, ride to school da...

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Postcards from my bike - Sydney

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Postcards from my bike - Sydney

Sydney   city of design   where graphics and urban planning,   industrial design   thanks to CycleStyle for lending me this bell! and even the odd handmade design come together   to create a new city where getting around by bike is not only possible, but fun!   I lived in Sydney for 5 years in the early 1990s and it never occurred to me to cycle. Busy roads, no cycle paths that I can remember and definately no plans for urban "cycling hubs" LIKE THE UNSW: The Urban Interior: Visions for Taylor Square Bicycle Hub. The cycleways may not always...

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Postcards from my bike - Adelaide

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Postcards from my bike - Adelaide

Some people are inspired to change their lives once they've seen the sights of London   Paris New York or even mountain top Italian villages but this was the sight that changed my life I grew up in Adelaide, a city of endless breweries where Australian Football is king and the connection between sport and alcohol is immortalised each year on a city brewery Each year the brewery paints it's chimney with the colours of the winning football team It's also a place where pubs have names like World's End So with so much going for it, why did this bus...

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Postcards from my bike: London

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Postcards from my bike: London

Its not often that I would send a postcard from my bike after my first hour of cycling in a new city, but then, not all cities are London!   Having been for my obligatory morning run, taking in the cultural   and cycling features of London,   including a bike share system that  seems to be working     and this inspirational view of Blackfriars's bridge, I found myself returning from my first cycle of London somewhat daunted. This is a city with a lot of buses, small streets and savy cyclists.   Yet, when the hotel up the...

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