A recent trip to Bordeaux, for the very first time, and as well as enjoying the superb wines and food, it was also gratifying to see, not only so many cyclists, but people cycling in normal clothes (be they work or leisure) and not decked out in hi-viz and helmets. It’s an illustration of how cycling should be. The photo above also illustrates, in a general sense, the attitude between the various road users in Bordeaux – the cyclist is making his way in a relaxed manner, and the bus driver knows he can’t overtake so, there’s no point getting too close, and isn’t seeking to intimidate or hoot his horn. Perhaps it’s a ‘national’ attitude the French have towards cycling, but it was refreshing to see cycling and motor vehicles interact in ‘supposed’ harmony!Continue Reading