Thanks to Gord Byers we will be posting his popular weekly Cycling Tips. These newsy and informative items appear in each edition of The Oceanside Star and are always interesting to read. Feel free to add your comments about any of his "Tips"
Biking while PREGNANT!
Being a healthy expectant mother is your best goal and
cycling can be a part of your pre-natal exercise program. Talk
to your physician about the extent of your energy output.
The other day when I came out of my house in Brooklyn, an ambulance was
just pulling up to the curb around the corner from me. A crowd of
people had gathered on the sidewalk, and the story quickly started to
come out: a young man on a bicycle had been knocked down when the driver
of a delivery van opened his door into the cyclist’s path.
BCAA School Zone Safety Survey reveals common driving mistakes in school zones and how drivers can contribute to better safety
72 per cent in B.C. believe that road safety in school zones is worse around "back to school" times.
80 per cent in B.C. think motorists are aware of the rules of the road when it comes to school zones, but often break them.
78 per cent in B.C. have seen a driver speeding in a school zone; 18 per cent have seen a 'near miss' in a school zone.
(Burnaby, B.C.): As children across the province
prepare to go back to school, the British Columbia Automobile
Association’s (BCAA) School Zone Safety Survey reveals that almost half
of British Columbians (45 per cent) believe that school zone safety is
getting worse in the province—a number
Yesterday I cycled on a newly-paved trail near Qualicum Beach Middle School. The new section of trail runs from where Laburnum Road crosses the E & N Railway Tracks to where Hoylake Road meets Canyon Crescent Road. Previously this section of the trail was a chip trail which made it difficult to use for anyone who did not have a wide-tired bike (i.e. a mountain bike). During rainy season it was quite a soggy mess to navigate.
Taking the car to work may be convenient, but it might not be good for you. A new study
of about 20,000 commuters in the U.K. finds that people who walk or
cycle to work are less likely to suffer from diabetes, cardiovascular
disease, and other problems compared to those who drive.