New Year's Resolutions…

The start of a new year, following the customary over-indulging on sugar and alcohol during the Christmas break leads many of us to make that well-worn new year’s resolution to ‘get back into shape’. This often means plumping for a gym membership, or the purchase of an exercise bike or treadmill in the hope of... Continue Reading →

Cardiff's Transport Strategy…

Hot on the heels of the draft cycling strategy we now have the overall Transport strategy to digest and respond to. This time the focus is on all forms of transport used within Cardiff but it allows us to see where cycling fits into the grand scheme of things. Reassuringly the cycling strategy is a major component... Continue Reading →

Wants versus needs

When faced with overwhelming evidence in favour of providing good cycle infrastructure; for people ditching the car and taking to two wheels; and for organisations to do all they can to change our travel habits, you have to wonder why we are still going around in circles after decades of campaigning. There is the cynical... Continue Reading →

Greener Grangetown and the Rainscape Project…

Interesting things are afoot in Grangetown, with a scheme to better manage rainwater and make the area "cleaner and greener". Streets running between Taff Embankment and Corporation Road, as well as Taff Embankment are to receive a facelift that includes porous paving, planters and swales that will filter and clean rainwater before passing it into... Continue Reading →

Pollution exposure out on the bike…

It's a widely held belief that people inside cars are protected from the pollution they create, yet we know this to be false. However, we're not exactly immune to the carcinogenic cocktail of fumes out on our bikes either. Getting our heart rates up, whilst great for our cardiovascular health in ideal conditions, it's not quite... Continue Reading →

Winter is coming…

Now that the woolly gloves have now been taken out of their summer-long siesta, we need to keep one eye on the colder, darker months that lay ahead. We are likely to face another winter like last winter, where Cardiff's sole off-road cycle routes become not just dark but icy too. However, before the first icy... Continue Reading →

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