Bicycle videos and audio from Carlton Reid, editor of BikeBiz.com, Bikeforall.net and Quickrelease.tv
info_outline Strict Liability 02/05/2010
Strict Liability Whenever 'strict liability' is mooted, UK motorists react with horror. Yet it's normal in the Netherland for cyclists (and pedestrians) to be given this sliver of protection.Who is at fault in bike v car smashes? In the Netherlands, it's always the motorist at fault.In this very short video, Hans Voerknecht, International coordinator, Fiets Beraad ('Bicycle Council'), explains how this works in practice.'Strict liability' it doesn't mean 'terrorist cyclists' smashing into static cars for compensation payments: motorists are not liable in these cases. But, when moving, motorists have a duty of care not to hit vulnerable road users.The UK is only one of four Western European countries that doesn’t have 'strict liability' to protect cyclists and pedestrians.Strict liability entitles a crash victim to compensation unless the driver can prove the cyclist or pedestrian was at fault.In the case of children and the elderly, or those with physical or mental impairments, motorists would be liable irrespective of the victim’s actions.Strict liability encourages more careful driving (and cycling, because a cyclist would be deemed to be at fault for crashing into a pedestrian). Strict liability would be a matter of civil rather than criminal law so would not affect criminal prosecutions. Strict liability is supported byThe Environmental Law FoundationSafer Streets CoalitionPlay EnglandRoadpeace
info_outline iPayRoadTax.com presents: Hidden History of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. 01/14/2010
iPayRoadTax.com presents: Hidden History of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. http://iPayRoadTax.comFrom the James Bond connections to a 2002 homage-to-the-original TV advert featuring authentic 1910 'DVLA Road Tax Camera'. Advertiser: Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency, 2002Agency: D'ArcyDick Van Dyke actor: Kris KyerIn
info_outline HOME: the movie by Yann Arthus-Bertrand 06/11/2009
HOME: the movie by Yann Arthus-Bertrand This is HOME, a 1.5 hour movie about Planet Earth. It's eye-candy, but it's also eye-opening, even though you already know all the Al Gore/climate change stats. HOME is bad for cars, Las Vegas, Dubai, Israel, cows. Good for greenies and fans of HD gyroscope cameras. Forget about the ragtrade sponsor, that's how the movie is going to go viral: it's free.Yann Arthus-Bertrand, GoodPlanet Fundation President and photographer of 'Earth From the Air', produced the movie and he says:"We are living in exceptional times. Scientists tell us that we have 10
info_outline How to Lock Your Bike (so it won't get stolen) 05/26/2009
How to Lock Your Bike (so it won't get stolen) Using real CCTV footage of a bike being stolen, and with the help of Northumbria Police's anti bike theft squad, this two and a half minute video could keep your bike safe. Tips in great detail here: http://tinyurl.com/yplzou
info_outline Gary Fisher: Klunkerz Q&A, Otley 2009 03/26/2009
Gary Fisher: Klunkerz Q&A, Otley 2009 Gary Fisher audio recorded in Otley Town Hall, 14th March 2009. Gary was in Yorkshire for a Chevin Cycles organised screening of MTB history doc 'Klunkerz'.Keywords: George Lucas. Grateful Dead. BMX cruiser class. 29er bikes. Panasonic 32lb bikes. Gearboxes. Girls looking good on bikes. Copenhagen Cycle Chic. Steel v alumunim v carbon. New tech: 10 years of failures. Dashing Tweeds. Living in the same shack as W. C Fields. Carved tokers. Avenue of the Giants trail, California.
info_outline Gary Fisher on bikes as transport 03/20/2009
Gary Fisher on bikes as transport This is the Bike to Work podcast hosted by Quickrelease.tv. Here's an audio interview with cycling legend Gary Fisher, one of the founding fathers of mountain biking. Gary was in the UK to lead some rides at Chevin Cycles of Otley. He rode his trademark 29er, but earlier that morning I grabbed Gary at breakfast and dragged him into a hotel ballroom to record this audio. We didn't talk about wheel sizes, we talked about transport bikes.
info_outline Freestyle BMX in Olympics, teases British Cycling boss 02/05/2009
Freestyle BMX in Olympics, teases British Cycling boss NOTE: Click on file to play the MP3 or download via iTunes here. There's always lots of great cycling content on the Quickrelease.tv audio and video podcastAt an All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group reception in the House of
info_outline MPs and peers hear about London's cycling renaissance 02/05/2009
MPs and peers hear about London's cycling renaissance NOTE: Click on file to play the MP3 or download via iTunes here. There's always lots of great cycling content on the Quickrelease.tv audio and video podcast.At an All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group reception in the House of Commons, MPs, peers and bike big-wigs heard from Kulveer Ranger, Boris Johnson's transport chief, and David Brown, managing director for Surface Transport at Transport for London. This is one of two audio podcasts from the reception. The other features Dave Brailsford and Shanaze Reade.
info_outline Bike to Work Book sampler PDF 11/21/2008
Bike to Work Book sampler PDF 45-pages of pure, unadulterated bicycling goodness. The Bike to Work Book is aimed at getting more people commuting by bicycle. If you're already biking to work forward this PDF to any waverers or would-be bikers you may know. The sampler contains a chapter listing pretty much every known excuse for not cycling to work.
info_outline Peter Lensink of Ned Railways, a Bike to Work Book interview 10/30/2008
Peter Lensink of Ned Railways, a Bike to Work Book interview Last week I was at at cycle conference in London which was sponsored by
info_outline Tyler Hamilton interview: Tour of Britain, 7th Sept. 2008 09/07/2008
Tyler Hamilton interview: Tour of Britain, 7th Sept. 2008 Sorry for the audio quality on this file. 1. A generator on the team bus next to the Rock Racing bus came on just before the interview took place. 2. Nothing to do with this, but my digital recording device died at the same time. I therefore had to use my diddy video camera. Not perfect.
info_outline 02 BikeToWorkBook.com show with Dr Ian Walker, Tim Grahl and Carlton Reid 07/21/2008
02 BikeToWorkBook.com show with Dr Ian Walker, Tim Grahl and Carlton Reid Women who cycle get given more leeway by motorists than men who cycle. This was the famous conclusion of a camera-on-a-bike study carried out two years ago by Dr. Ian Walker of the University of Bath. It got a load of media attention at the time, especially as the bearded Dr Walker donned his blonde wig for the paparazzi.<br>Dr Walker's main point was that drivers don't lump all cyclists into one group, they perceive different cyclists in different ways, giving some more room than others.<br>Dr Walker talks about his findings, and other aspects of his job, on this, the second BiketoWorkBook.com podcast, recorded earlier today. He has provided a quote for the back cover of the book, and it's all about how the risks of cycling are always far outweighed by the benefits, especially health benefits. The podcast starts on these life-enhancing benefits and then meanders into blonde wig territory.<br>My co-host, Tim Grahl, also wanted to find out whether Dr Walker knew of bike-skimming research from other countries.
info_outline Tour de France: best footage ever? Apple TV version 06/26/2008
Tour de France: best footage ever? Apple TV version This is a higher resolution version of a 9-minute video first published last year. It has now been optimised for watching on Apple TV. It features rushes and cutting room floor material from 'Wired to Win', the IMAX film about the Tour de France. More info here http://quickrelease.tv/?p=509
info_outline 1 CHAIN GANG Mass v custom build, Raleigh v Dave Yates 04/24/2008
1 CHAIN GANG Mass v custom build, Raleigh v Dave Yates In 1994 I was the presenter on CHAIN GANG, a Tyne Tees TV magazine series on cycling. This is a segment from the archive.
info_outline 3 CHAIN GANG Aston Martin bike versus Aston Martin sportscar 04/24/2008
3 CHAIN GANG Aston Martin bike versus Aston Martin sportscar In 1994 I was the presenter on CHAIN GANG, a Tyne Tees TV magazine series on cycling. This is a segment from the archive.