‘I’m proud that my business doesn’t scale’ "Hi, my name’s James and my business doesn’t scale. I’ve got another declaration to make up front – one many small business owners will be familiar with – I abuse pronouns on our website, in our emails, in the general conversation about our business. The business of which I speak is Kennedy City Bicycles, and it’s essentially a one man band. Well, I do see my partner Florence as very much a part of it, but then again she has her own business too (Petalon Flowers)."

‘I’m proud that my business doesn’t scale’

"Hi, my name’s James and my business doesn’t scale. I’ve got another declaration to make up front – one many small business owners will be familiar with – I abuse pronouns on our website, in our emails, in the general conversation about our business. The business of which I speak is Kennedy City Bicycles, and it’s essentially a one man band. Well, I do see my partner Florence as very much a part of it, but then again she has her own business too (Petalon Flowers)."

Tyred "One of our biggest bug bears with the market as it stood before we started was the pittance spent by bike brands on the tyres a bike came with. So many people we knew immediately had to swap them out since they weren’t up to the job, and we were so keen to avoid this that we spent around 2-3 times what our competitors did on tyres."

Tyred

"One of our biggest bug bears with the market as it stood before we started was the pittance spent by bike brands on the tyres a bike came with. So many people we knew immediately had to swap them out since they weren’t up to the job, and we were so keen to avoid this that we spent around 2-3 times what our competitors did on tyres."

Cycle to Work "The enjoyability of our commute is hugely important. We all know this already as individuals - a bad train or car journey can definitely ruin our day - but do organisations take it seriously enough?"

Cycle to Work

"The enjoyability of our commute is hugely important. We all know this already as individuals - a bad train or car journey can definitely ruin our day - but do organisations take it seriously enough?"

 
An Ode to Winter Cycling "The best part though, and the part that perhaps jars most with our folk understanding of the seasons, is the fact that according to the Met Office February is the second driest month of the year. The driest is July, which in my opinion is far too hot to do anything apart from sit outside pubs and complain about the oppressive heat."

An Ode to Winter Cycling

"The best part though, and the part that perhaps jars most with our folk understanding of the seasons, is the fact that according to the Met Office February is the second driest month of the year. The driest is July, which in my opinion is far too hot to do anything apart from sit outside pubs and complain about the oppressive heat."

The game’s afoot. "While at the moment a cunning felon only need carry around a multi-tool to nick any saddle not attached with a lock, from now on then will find their attempts thwarted by a bolt shape they were not expecting."

The game’s afoot.

"While at the moment a cunning felon only need carry around a multi-tool to nick any saddle not attached with a lock, from now on then will find their attempts thwarted by a bolt shape they were not expecting."

Speeds "Gearing is without a doubt some amazing technology, but the mechanisms add weight and stress to cycling which we think are unnecessary for riding in town... that said there is obviously a place for gears in this world, and many like to have a lower gear (the “granny ring”) to resort to when the long road home gets a little steep. Enter the Automatix.  Shit name. Great piece of technology."

Speeds

"Gearing is without a doubt some amazing technology, but the mechanisms add weight and stress to cycling which we think are unnecessary for riding in town... that said there is obviously a place for gears in this world, and many like to have a lower gear (the “granny ring”) to resort to when the long road home gets a little steep.

Enter the Automatix. 
Shit name. Great piece of technology."

 
A short thought about commuting "A crap commute has been shown to be something we never acclimatise to. Commuting is reported as one of the most stressful things we do, and a good one is a vital part of a happy modern lifestyle."

A short thought about commuting

"A crap commute has been shown to be something we never acclimatise to. Commuting is reported as one of the most stressful things we do, and a good one is a vital part of a happy modern lifestyle."

What we are "People should stand for things. Nobody can be all things to all men, nor would you really want to to be honest, it sounds exhausting. But I thought it worth jotting down some things we are, and some things we’re not."

What we are

"People should stand for things. Nobody can be all things to all men, nor would you really want to to be honest, it sounds exhausting. But I thought it worth jotting down some things we are, and some things we’re not."

Girls, girls, girls "Female cycling is an issue very close to our heart. There is absolutely no reason why cycling should be less popular with the finer sex, yet there are proportionately far fewer ladies currently doing it in the UK. This bothers us."

Girls, girls, girls

"Female cycling is an issue very close to our heart. There is absolutely no reason why cycling should be less popular with the finer sex, yet there are proportionately far fewer ladies currently doing it in the UK. This bothers us."