Author Archives: Cycle Chic

About Cycle Chic

A student in Edinburgh with a passion for Dutch bikes and Dutch cycling culture.

Edinburgh Critical Mass, oh how I miss you!

My name is Harry Walton; a former student of the University of Edinburgh, I rode with Critical Mass for the past year before moving back to London. The regular massers will remember me best as the beardy guy with the … Continue reading

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Critical Mass Pedals on Parliament!

Pedal on Parliament has quickly grown to become a major event in the Scottish cycling calendar. Now in its third year and attracting thousands of participants, the basic principle behind the ride is that by pedalling to parliament en masse, we send a … Continue reading

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Critical Mass Models

Although there is something of an unofficial ‘formula’ for rides, it seems that in reality Critical Mass models tend to vary around the world. Instead of meeting on the last Friday of the month, for instance, the Budapest contingent meets only … Continue reading

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Bike-Based Sound-Systems

During January’s Critical Mass there was considerable interest in the little red boom-box strapped to my bike…   What’s inside? How did you make it? Is it complicated? Can I make one? In an attempt to answer these questions, I’m going to begin … Continue reading

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Ride Daily, Celebrate Monthly – Edinburgh’s Critical Mass

Digging around the internet I came across this fantastic video from an Edinburgh Mass of yesteryear. There’s a tremendous energy and positivity that emerges when people ride their bikes together – it’s so simple but you can see how happy … Continue reading

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Critical Mass in a Capital City

Author: Harry Walton Sincerest apologies to my fellow Edinburgh Massers, for I have been absent from the last two rides due to commitments in London. While down south, however, I made it an absolute priority to attend London’s Masses – … Continue reading

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