Prudential RideLondon on July 30 – Event, traffic and travel information

Prudential RideLondon on July 30 – Event, traffic and travel information

The Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic takes place on Sunday 30 July. Now building up to its 6th edition, it has become the UK’s premier one-day race. First run in 2011 as a test event for the London 2012 Olympics road race the following year, the inaugural edition was won by Mark...

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New York State of Mind

New York State of Mind

New York is one of those cities that exists as much as an idea of itself as a literal physical place. People who will never travel further than the edge of the village in which they were born will have a firm mental image of towering skyscrapers, angry cab drivers...

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Absolutely and Hövding Join Forces to Improve London Courier Cycling Safety

Absolutely and Hövding Join Forces to Improve London Courier Cycling Safety

Today, Absolutely, one of the oldest courier companies in the UK, has announced a new safety initiative in collaboration with Hövding, the airbag for cyclists. This is the first partnership of its kind and will make cycle couriers at Absolutely the best protected in London. With couriers spending up to 10 hours...

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Andy Murray backs Morpher Flat Folding Helmet through Seedrs Crowdfunding Campaign

Andy Murray backs Morpher Flat Folding Helmet through Seedrs Crowdfunding Campaign

Morpher, the flat folding bike helmet’s crowdfunding campaign has so far raised nearly £700,000 on Seedrs. The campaign smashed its initial target just two weeks after launch with more than 400 investors pledging money on the Seedrs crowdfunding platform. Sir Andy Murray has invested in Morpher’s campaign as part of...

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Yellow cheeks & red teeth: Travelling around Myanmar

Yellow cheeks & red teeth: Travelling around Myanmar

He was a wiry young man with glossy black hair wearing the usual longhi but when he turned round in the cosy cab of his tuk tuk and beamed, it was a ghoulish sight. Fortunately, his teeth were in tact but for many, a gappy grin is the norm, such...

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Oh! Kolkata!

Oh! Kolkata!

Arriving at the main Howrah railway station during the evening rush hour, one can feel the dynamism of Kolkata as the many thousands of commuters stride past, confident and purposeful, there is an electric force in the air. Kolkata, as Calcutta, started as the headquarters of the East India Company...

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New study finds 3 million social media posts are sent by motorists each week

New study finds 3 million social media posts are sent by motorists each week

As a nation we have never been more addicted to our smartphones. We use them everywhere – we take them into meetings, we use them at funerals, in church, at the dinner table, and even in the bathroom! It seems people are so obsessed with their phones, there really is...

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China to fingerprint all foreign visitors

China to fingerprint all foreign visitors

China will begin taking fingerprints of all foreign visitors as it steps up security on its borders. The fingerprinting of foreigners will be introduced at Shenzhen airport in the south from Friday, and it will then be gradually rolled out at other entry points around the country, the Ministry of...

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Costa Rica: the country for all seasons

Costa Rica: the country for all seasons

We travelled to San Jose in Costa Rica by BA; the flight was delayed by 90 minutes as the fuel gauges did not match (the recent crash in Columbia was a thought but not spoken) so understandably we had to wait for them to be rectified.  The flight was packed...

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New campaign aims to eradicate unwanted sexual behaviour on London transport

New campaign aims to eradicate unwanted sexual behaviour on London transport

  A new hard-hitting campaign to encourage people to report unwanted sexual behaviour on public transport has been launched by Transport for London. The campaign forms part of a programme of policing activity to eradicate unwanted sexual behaviour on London’s transport network. Building on the ground breaking 2015 ‘Report it...

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