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Cyclists ‘exposed to less air pollution than drivers’ on busy routes

Study shows people in cars and buses spend longer in toxic air, as do walkers on main roads Cyclists are the least exposed to air pollution on daily commutes into a congested city centre, research has shown. People in cars … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Respro® Ultralight™ Mask: Best cycle mask for hot conditions

Respro® is the world leader in bike pollution mask sales, and while its masks might look a little sinister, their N99-rated filtering technology certainly does the job. The Ultralight is our favourite from Respro’s range: its mesh-like stretchy fabric keeps … Continue reading

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Tipping point: revealing the cities where exercise does more harm than good 

In at least 15 cities, air pollution has now become so bad that the danger to health of just 30 minutes of cycling outweighs the benefits of exercise altogether, according to new research Who says exercise is always good for … Continue reading

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Measuring the airborne toxicants urban bicyclists inhale 

By switching from four wheels to two, bicyclists help reduce traffic and air pollution — all while getting much-needed exercise. But that health benefit could be costly, due to exposure to potentially harmful compounds in motor vehicle exhaust. In a … Continue reading

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Paris’ bold plan for solving its air pollution woes: Start a biking revolution

The City of Lights is spending $160 million to become “the cycling capital of the world” So far, Paris’ stop-gap attempts to deal with its episodes of crippling smog have been decidedly car-centric. The city’s tried temporarily lowering speed limits. … Continue reading

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Air pollution: how big a problem is it for cyclists?

It’s a scenario familiar to any urban cyclist: you’re stuck behind a fume-belching bus or taxi, a choking diesel aroma wafting through your lungs. You think: is this really the healthy option? The good, if simple, answer from pollution experts … Continue reading

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Bicycle Film Festival | A celebration of bicycles through film, art and music

One day to go… London Bicycle Film Festival starts tomorrow, 4th October 2012 Bicycle Film Festival | A celebration of bicycles through film, art and music.

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Hong Kong cyclists stuck at government red light

… Another factor keeping riders off the roads is pollution. The government revised its air quality objectives for the first time in 25 years in January, after university research showed pollution-related illnesses killed more than 3,000 residents a year. Patrick … Continue reading

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