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Mark's blog

I am deputy editor of NCE. I am a qualified civil engineer with more than 15 years construction industry experience. Since joining NCE in 2000, I have been the first construction journalist into Iraq following the second Gulf War (and won IBP News Reporter of the Year as a result), was on the scene in tsunami-struck Sri Lanka, reported on a fatal bridge collapse in Portugal, covered a tunnel blaze in Baltimore, and exposed fundamental design failings in the Windsor’s Jubilee River. ...

All posts from: May 2009

The sun's shining so get on your bike – but only if you're capable

Posted by Mark HansfordFri, 29 May 2009

With two days left in May and barely three weeks to the summer solstice, blazing sunshine has finally arrived in the capital - and with it the predictable plethora of “fair weather cyclists”. Should we be encouraging this hapless freewheeling amateurs?