John Who? If you don’t know who John Franklin is, he’s the author of Cyclecraft, the guide to riding a bike on the road. That in itself is fine, as it. This is exactly what John Franklin has done with CycleCraft. The most notable is Effective Cycling by John Forester. Effective Cycling was. John Franklin. · Rating details · 58 ratings · 4 reviews. Provides a guide to safe cycling. This work contains practical advice on how to ride a bike confidently .

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Adam rated it liked franklinn Feb 09, The road where I dont cycle, unless its to get to a club run on a quiet sunday morning. It delivers the information in a way that is concise, easy to read, easy to picture with the help of the diagrams and up-to-date.

Damn right I would. The dinosaurs were wiped out by a meteor. This time from Cyclecraft, on negotiating gyratories — There may cycldcraft occasions when it would simply be too hazardous to follow the path taken by other traffic. Do this and cars will not try to force their way by you. Within this chapter, on pagesthere is this passage, which I find quite remarkable — Cadence and sprint speed Cadence is the number of times a cycling turns the pedals in one minute.

This time from Cyclecraft, on negotiating gyratories —. Darren Mallinson rated it it was amazing Nov 28, I have used it by accident!

We always walk into town because of this. The book was first published by Unwin Books inthe first Stationery Office edition was in and the latest revision was published in Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Joe, SC, do you know who funded Leeds-Bradford? There are also bad cyclists. Most of my family and friends would be bereft without their cars. I learned from Cyclecraft that I could use a bike to communte through the busy city streets.


Under these circumstances, you may have little option but to follow a route nearer the outside, but to do so needs the greatest care… To cross intermediate exits, it may be best to pull in for a while to await more favourable traffic conditions, or simply to be sure what following vehicles are doing.

Bethan rated it it was ok Oct 19, Back to John So, apart from being the poster child for VC and the anti-infrastructure branch of the Right to Ride, the government turns to him for advice. So having said that, these points are going to sound fairly niggley. It could be argued that he has kept cycling alive during a dark period when governments were determined to see it fail. I have seen separate cycle facilities which are not in many cases Dutch style — i.

Increasing cadence also makes it easier to increase your sprint speed — the maximum speed that you can attain over a short distance, such as through a roundabout. I dare you to call me a bad cyclist as a club cyclist, a trained ride leader and probably a shit load faster than you.

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Preview — Cyclecraft by John Franklin. I have cycled on the road with traffic for 40 years and in 15 different countries, including the UK and the USA and I have never once been knocked off my bike in a collision with a motor vehicle. March 10, at This work contains practical advice on how cycllecraft ride a bike confidently and safely in modern traffic conditions.

This blog post gives my personal view of him and his work. Are Terravision the new Addison Lee? You are commenting using your Cyclecratf account. But its not so is it? A great many are aggressive and nearly cylecraft angry while a non-negligiable proportion of them particularly young-to-middle-aged males border on psychopathy. Probably more helpful if you drive on the left side of the road in your country. By using the popularity of his book to spread anti-infrastructure rhetoric amongst government and cyclists, he is indirectly responsible for the lack of proper cycle paths.


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Roy rated it it was amazing Oct 11, Update, 30th July Effective Cycling covers bicycling in very deep detail, and includes everything from bicycle history to bicycle construction and make-up, to road racing training and technique, to finally riding competently on the streets. So in light of all that, if Franklin is in that camp, he is part of the problem. Finally I say keep cycling AND campaigning otherwise nothing will change.

Also cars in Holland have to give way to traffic at a junction to their right as barmey as this sounds so tend to be far more cautious around them this is based on personal experience, not any kind of stats. OK, good luck with that battle, Brooks. The or so adults I have trained and well over year 6 children do form part of the cycling upsurge in London though. Pages to import images to Wikidata All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from May The enthusiasm for that nonsense drains pretty fast.

There are also UK and North American editions available to suit those 3 countries so, with the exception of legal differences, would be useful everywhere.


I got sick of it and so I just train people who want to ride now…. For myself, I think anger is good, if it is channelled, if it is constructive, if it is righteous.

And a very poor cyclist to boot. Thankfully we have the internet and we can see at the click of a mouse what the Dutch have.

A cyclist should at all times expect to receive a similar level of service to that on a road. Sustrans has shown how popular these are. Has Mr Franklin ever given any thought towards children?

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