I’ve been racking my brain trying to make sense of everything. One day in the spring of 2020 the world unilaterally decided to stop everything –everything that was previously seen as so precious that nothing should be allowed to stand … Continue reading So, what happens next?
If and when the world does start to return to something resembling ‘normal’, chances are it is going to look very different to the one we’ve just left.
No longer will it be acceptable for trains and buses to resemble the mosh pit of a Pantera gig, with people eager to maintain a safe distance from each other. Furthermore, the road network is unlikely to cope with a surge of new drivers on the morning commute. Some of us are going to have to find a new way to get to work. Continue reading Well, that escalated quickly… – Modal Shift in Unusual Times…
If you’re a key worker in Cardiff, there’s never been a better time to start getting around by bicycle. The roads are quiet, you’re in your own space and the exercise will help to keep your head clear.
However, if you are new to commuting by bike you may be wondering where to start. Fortunately, we’ve been sharing our tips and experiences for a few years now and have accumulated a wealth of information to help you. Continue reading Cycling Tips and Resources for Key Workers
Ever on the lookout for cycling documentaries, Why We Cycle is one of the best I’ve seen in quiet a while.
It delves into why and how the Dutch have thoroughly embraced cycling. It also talks about the lesser thought-of benefits of cycling to our communities, such as the ability to see and to communicate with the people around us through body language. Continue reading Something to watch: Why we cycle…
Some time last year we might have suggested that the concept of commuting to a job that you could feasibly do from home, is a little outdated. Fast forward a few months to March 2020 and we’re in the midst of a pandemic that has brought homeworking into the spotlight once again. Continue reading Working from home – a rough guide
To tackle the spread of COVID-19, cafes, pubs and sit-in restaurants have been closed. However, you’ll be pleased to know that our cycle cafes are still functioning as workshops, should you need to have your bike fixed. Continue reading The new normal, a COVID-19 update
Wow, I completely missed February. It’s funny, time just seems to fly by these days. It could be a side effect of my advancing years, but more likely having so much going on that there’s barely any time to take … Continue reading Catching up…
We didn’t want to bite, we really didn’t. A quick read of the tagline, which speaks of car parking; mountains of hearsay and conjecture about the evils we cyclists have imposed upon humanity; and how nobody will use it –whatever ‘it’ turns out to be, pretty much tells you all you need to know.
Just a quick note to point out an excellent new resource for those interested in making Cardiff even better than it already is.
Share Cardiff is a network of grassroots community groups and projects in and around Cardiff that aim to make Cardiff a better, healthier, more connected and more social place to live.
We have created an online directory of Cardiff based grassroots groups, neighbourhood projects, local community groups, co-ops, social enterprises and other initiatives that are achieving social good and that share the values of the sharing movement.
The site has everything from swap groups and repair cafes to Credit Unions, open source projects and spare room networks. There’s also a healthy number of cycling groups on there too, including our friends at Cardiff Cycle City.
Check it out and, if you are involved in a project that you think should be on there, be sure to let them know.
What a brilliant, brilliant thing. There’s so much good happening in our fair city already, it just needed something to help pull it all together and give it a platform. Now we have one. Thank you, Share Cardiff.
It’s the 4th of January, 2020. Four days into the new year and a time when many of us will have already failed our often lofty, invariably unachievable resolutions for the coming year. We’ve talked about new year’s resolutions before, … Continue reading Why being ‘better’ is the only new year’s resolution you should make…