Many people over recent years have taken to riding with a camera mounted to their bike or helmet for evidential and protection reasons after receiving close passes and the occasional SMIDSY (Sorry Mate, I Didn't See You). Few people want to but some feel it necessary should one day "something" might happen.
Last year I discovered the L'étape Wales, AKA: The Dragon Ride, and decided I would like to ride it. It was too short notice at the time to take part so I made sure to mark it in the calendar for 2018 so I wouldn't miss out. There's an abundance of routes to choose from … Continue reading The Dragon Ride: Going Big (and then going home) —by @bendihossan
If you've been inspired by Ronde van Vlaanderen and classics like Gent–Wevelgem here are some pavé roads we've cobbled together that are right on our door step here in South Wales.
Before we start: yes I know this is a personal anecdote and not a fully fledged data/evidence backed peer reviewed analysis but that's not to say we shouldn't ignore the experiences we, er, experience on our daily business. I commute in Cardiff by bike. My route is about 20-25 minutes depending on how quick or … Continue reading An Anecdotal Example of Cardiff's Congestion Problem
Not every day is a good day on the bike. Sometimes your body just won't cooperate, but that won't stop your ride, or the challenge, being any less epic.
Before we dive in, I’d like to set the scene to where I was a couple of years ago and how I came to fall in love with riding and roaming around Cardiff By Bike - see what I did there? 😉 A few years ago I was returning to riding after nearly a decade … Continue reading Guest Post! From unloved fixie to pretty & practical porteur –by @bendihossan