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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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Another Delay to the Long Shoot Route

A47 Long Shoot, Nuneaton (West Bound). On the left is a town boundary sign. A pedestrian island is visible in the middle of the road, presenting as a pinch point.

The wait for construction on Warwickshire’s high quality cycle scheme alongside the A47 Long Shoot in Nuneaton continues as the local authority has confirmed another delay to the project. While the scheme is still expected to proceed, it is now hoped that construction on the 1.4km route will begin early in 2024.

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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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