Bicycology is a collective formed by riders who wanted to build on their shared experience of the 2005 G8 Bike Ride and organise future events of a similar nature. By focusing on cycling we aim to persue our vision of a just and sustainable world through a combination of education, entertainment and creative direct action. The collective was formed during a weekend meeting at the Sumac Centre in November 2005 with 15 original members. There is also a Bicycology Website.
- Offer of CTC partnership/ sponsorship - see Talk:Bicycology#CTC Debate
- 2006 Roadshow completed successfully - see Bicycology/RoadshowDebrief
- Tagline debate is now on Talk page - Talk:Bicycology#Tagline Debate
- Ian has done some major wiki work and started a discussion about how to continue - Talk:Bicycology#Wiki Development
- Dan has taken over from Pete as webmaster for the Bicycology Website
- September 23; Anti-war demo, Manchester. Pedals might be going
- October 3rd & 6th (Freshers Fair), 17th, 31st, Nov. 14th, 28th; Bicycology Lancaster cycling promotion events
- October 12-13; Faslane 365 bike action
- November 4; Climate demo in London, including bike ride, meeting at 10am, Lincoln's Inn Fields
- November 11-12; Bicycology meeting, Leicester (provisional)
Here are links to the ActiviX User Pages of all the Bicycologists who have contributed to the Bicycology Wiki as of July 26th 2006. People might want to start keeping some stuff specific to them on their own pages. Note, these are general AktiviX user pages so you don' need to restrict yourself to stuff about Bicycology!
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New improved quick guide to adding additional pages where necessary. Edit this section and add your new page title to the list, following the format of the existing ones. For example, to add a page about cider you would add something like:
* [[Bicycology/Cider]] This is a page about the joys of fermented crushed apples
Once you save your edit then you can just click on the new link and it will take you to a blank page that you can start editing. Don't go mad creating new pages, sections on this page are often all that is needed. Here are the pages that people have already created:
- Bicycology/RoadshowDebrief Notes from meeting at climate camp
- Bicycology/KitList List of kit, needs updating
- Bicycology/BGTB The Bicycology Guide to Bicycology
- Bicycology/Music Add requests for tunes you want to hear on the ride
- Bicycology/Films Ciderman III is apparently way cool!
- Bicycology/Media Press releases etc
- Bicycology/Insurance If someone need insurance details they are here
- Bicycology/Misc Bits and pieces including article and discussion about links for Bicycology website
- Bicycology/Money Budget info, tracking income and expenditure, bank details etc.
- Bicycology/Website A new website for bicycology
Lost and Found
- Ian is missing a Blackburn pump which formed part of skull and crossbones totem.
- james is missing his phone (blue/grey nokia with arabic keys. matt has it) and nokia charger (last seen in lancaster friends meeting house). and his g8ride tshirt (white with no swearing, lots of stains). and probably a lot else.
- Tiny MC can't find his gold lame jacket
2006 Roadshow media sightings
- Rikki's Indymedia FinFest posting
- Alan's Indimedia Sumac posting
- Doug's video of us leaving FinFest
- Video of us in Selby posted on Indymedia
Things to do
- Send thank you cards to hosts etc
- Arrange November meeting (Coventry? Leicester? 11th/12th?)
- Presence at climate demo in London on November 4th combined with Bicycology meeting?
- Cyclemagic tallbike gathering in Leicester on September 16th/17th
- Set up web based calendar of events?
- Arrange a visit to Tony's place in Wales (work party to help him out, social, relaxation)
- Get "Future of Bicycology" minutes on wiki (done)
- Start editing video footage
- Update website (Dan)
- Anyone need adding to or removing from mailing list? (Ian)
- Write up report on Roadshow (collaboratively on wiki)
- Set up more local groups?
- Compile results of questionaire (Liz?)
- Plan for Faslane
- People to volunteer for Lancaster University sessions
- Build "son of Pedals" in London
Energy and Film
One of our aims is to make links between cycling and wider environmental issues such as climate change. We're serious about taking responsibility for our own energy needs, and about demonstrating the feasibility of appropriate technology that meets people's needs without compromising the environment. In partnership with the South East Alternative Science Network, we developed a Bicycology Energy Trailer for our 2006 Roadshow which incorporated different forms of renewable small scale energy production, including a wind turbine, solar panels, and a novel rear axle stand pedal generator that turned a normal bike into a electrical power source. Energy was stored in batteries and used to power music and micro-cinema, the latter using a portable DVD player. This way, we were able to stop anywhere and show people renewable energy in action. We also carried a video projector for film shows at venues.
Below is photo of the energy trailer at FinFest for the start of the 2006 Roadshow
Format: Bicycological Study of Personal Relationships with Bike, Climate Chaos Quizasuarous, Dr Bike's surgical examination.
10. What do we need to change in order to avert catastrophic climate chaos? a) our lifestyles b) our culture c) the social structure of capitalism d) the social structure of patriarchy e) the social structure of hierarchy f) all of the above
How many puncture repair kits does it take to change an overly oil-dependent and oppressive economic system? 300, 500, 1000? even we don't know!
How many emails does it take to organise an bike-powered revolutionary cell? 542 (27/07/2006) and counting!
Prizes: Badges, Posters, Reflective bits and bobs, Patches, BGTBs, Puncture Repair Kits, Cider
- With mission statement (4 per page) - Media:Bicycologyflyer1.jpg
- With Tour Dates (4 per page) - Media:Bicycologyflyer2.jpg
Pulling Power inspiration
(ok, it's electric assist, and the washing machine isn't pedal powered either, but still...!)