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The Fiets Podcast

BicycleBen hosts an irregular podcast focused on cycling advocacy and everyday utility and recreational cycling in an ordinary central England town (Nuneaton) and the surrounding area, as well as the broader UK. Knowing how easy it is to cycle just a few hundred miles away in the Netherlands, it’s frustrating that riding is not yet properly catered for in Britain. We need the infrastructure and we need it fast! Let’s cycle like the Dutch!

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Fiets Podcast 009: What’s in store for 2023?

This time on The Fiets Podcast: A quiet end to the year for my own cycling activities, and looking forward to 2023. Will we see the Longshoot cycle scheme break ground? Will other local schemes continue to develop? And planning to explore new infrastructure in Coventry.

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Fiets Podcast 006: Trains Hate Fun!

Amazon launches e-cargo cycles for last mile delivery; free cycle hire during the Commonwealth Games; Warwickshire’s local cycling and walking infrastructure plan consultation; local thefts of cycles and scooters, and train services snub evening leisure users.

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Fiets Podcast 005: Any cyclist is a proper cyclist

Taking a look at Hexa Consulting’s poor Framework Travel Plan; some elitist views of “proper cyclists” and whether imperfect infrastructure is better than no infrastructure at all; and WCC’s draft Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP) is out for consultation.

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