Gareth Huw Davies Writing on travel and the environment

Formula E: next big crowd-pulling event to line our city streets?

Tour de France cyclists in The Mall, July 7th, 2014  Elite cycling – the new, hot draw on the street  Tour de France is sure to return – but where?  Could Formula E be next big mass spectator sport? Have we seen the start of a…

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Harrogate welcomes the Tour de France, with a nice cup of tea.

Now we know where Harrogate is. The first day of the 2014 Tour de France, which took palace in Yorkshire was an event of Olympic proportions, and enthusiasm. Was there ever a televised road journey with such massive, joyous support? The race started in Leeds…

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Could new clean, green trolleys spark up city centre transport?

Public transport belongs in the heart of the world’s historic towns and cities. But what sort of transport? Underground trains are best. Then, as you move above ground, the cleaner, the better.   Trams, gliding elegantly through ancient streets, are one clean public transport solution….

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Lashings of ginger beer, please. Famous Five’s holiday home back on track

A South Coast resort has been reconnected to Britain’s rail system, 41 years after the link was severed. In its restored state,  running through the picturesque Isle of Purbeck, it’s a line Enid Blyton and her fictional characters would have recognised. Direct steam trains now operate from…

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Six things you must do in Amsterdam

  Six things you must do in Amsterdam More canals than Venice, knockout art by Rembrandt and van Gogh, the mass seduction of flowers, Renaissance architecture, a whole nine streets of independent shops. No wonder Amsterdam is one of our favourite destinations in Europe. GHD draws up his…

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BMA votes to divest from fossil fuels

Fossil fuels make people ill. The British Medical Association acknowledged the point this week. Exercising their duty to safeguard public health, doctors attending its Annual Representative Meeting voted that the body should stop investing in fossil fuels, “if possible, practicable and feasible”. Delegates called on…

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