Social Media…

I have long had a love-hate relationship with social media. It is a tool, particularly for websites such as this, but it can too easily become a distraction.
It is far too easy to spend hours staring at your facebook or twitter timelines and not realise where the time has gone. Sometimes you’ll see something that’ll warm your heart, but that is pretty rare in the scheme of things –good news doesn’t trend the way anger and bitterness so often do. Continue reading Social Media…

Commuting in a Changing World of Work…

I’m certainly no historian, but I’d suspect we can thank the industrial revolution for our current commuting predicament.

As people started to leave their farms and homesteads to look for work in the growing towns; in the factories and down the mines, people were no longer working where they lived. Continue reading Commuting in a Changing World of Work…

Something to watch: A Cardiff Cycle Infrastructure Super-Cut…

As the saying goes, Rome wasn’t built in a day. Since the new Councillors got to work, we’ve actually acquired some nice new sections of infrastructure. Here’s a video of just the new infra, without the boring in-between parts. As of today, the Senghennydd Road section of the primary north/south route is being built. Like a jigsaw puzzle, it probably won’t look like much until the last few pieces are in place, but we’ll get there…hopefully. Continue reading Something to watch: A Cardiff Cycle Infrastructure Super-Cut…

The Smaller Picture…

In this day and age, with huge amounts of information available at your fingertips it has become harder than ever to take anything at face value.

So when you talk about the environmental benefits of cycling it’s easy to lose people, because people assume you are talking about global warming or climate change.

We puny humans are not so great at dealing with the bigger picture. We often don’t have the power to make big changes, but if we focus on the small picture we’ll make inroads into the huge challenges ahead. Continue reading The Smaller Picture…

Boneshaker’s final issue…

I sit here, feeling as though I missed a great party. Having only discovered the magazine fairly recently it feels like those moments when you’ve binge-watched a TV show only to discover it has been cancelled; or you’ve exhausted a late author’s back catalogue.

In a sea of cycling magazines focused on selling expensive bikes adorned with the latest incremental tweak, to people who already have bikes, Boneshaker was a breath of fresh air. Continue reading Boneshaker’s final issue…