Links: Worth a Visit

Thinking about a links page, I decided I didn’t want to just create a context-free list of other sites. Rather, I’m trying to compile and categorise sites that I’ve come across that I’ve found helpful and/or interesting, and say something helpful about them, so visitors have an idea of what they’re ‘clicking to visit’ before they click.

Inevitably, sites will change in nature over time and my comments might become less helpful, or my impressions and opinions about a site might not chime with yours, or a site might fizzle out and become out-dated without me noticing. You might think my categorisations are just plain wrong. However, if nothing else my intentions are good – so bear with me if reality doesn’t always match up to the ideal – and this will all be subject to change.

Helpful suggestions about improving and expanding this page are always welcome.

Codgertation: 100 miles of thinking every weekLinks back to this blog are always much appreciated. If you’d like to include the Codgertation logo in your link to us, you should be able to right-click on this image and ‘save as…’ to grab it easily. Or copy and paste the bit of code below. Any problems, just drop us an email.

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The Categories:

VIEWS FROM THE SADDLE
In some ways these are sites that are the most akin to Codgertation – they have content written from a view point informed by cycling but aren’t necessarily about cycling.

PROMOTING CYCLING/CYCLING SAFETY
As you’d imagine – sites that are looking to raise cycling on the nation’s transport/safety agenda.

GETTING THE MOST OUT OF CYCLING
The idea here is to bring together sites that help you get the most out of your cycling. At the moment, I’m thinking I’ll avoid racing-related content as that’s well catered for elsewhere, and focus instead on ‘support’ – from maintenance to how to have an enjoyable two-wheeled holiday.

BRAIN FODDER
As I’ve ridden more, so I’ve found myself becoming more and more radical – not in a ‘man the barricades’ kind of way but, strangely, in a more far-reaching and fundamental sense. It seems a lot of how we live and how we think about our lives is determined without much conscious thought – it’s inherited, it’s picked-up subliminally. Riding a bike, because of the different pace and perspective it offers, can change that – and for the better. Here are some sites that have little or nothing to do with cycling as such, but offer food for thought outside of the mainstream.

(Click on the headers below to expand/collapse. Links open in new windows.)

VIEWS FROM THE SADDLE
GETTING THE MOST OUT OF CYCLING
PROMOTING CYCLING/CYCLING SAFETY
BRAIN FODDER