Kerbi – A Mobile Puncture Repair Service

You may remember some time ago we talked about Street Stream, the so-called ‘Uber for cycle couriers’. Well, from the same company we now have Kerbi, a mobile puncture repair service. It presents an opportunity for not just existing bike shops, but anyone looking for a bit of extra money on the side. All you have to do is download the app, get yourself set up as a provider and be ready when someone nearby gets a puncture. Imagine you are a cyclist with a puncture. You don’t have a spare inner tube or you can’t fix the puncture yourself. … Continue reading Kerbi – A Mobile Puncture Repair Service

Supporting your Local Bike Shop…

Your local bike shop is a tremendous resource, not just for new bikes and parts but for their local knowledge and ongoing support, right on your doorstep. These days it is easy to find deals online that could save you some money on new clothes, accessories or even a new bike. However, doing so requires a tremendous leap of faith. You could be spending hundreds, if not thousands of pounds on an item that may not be all you’d hoped for. It could be the wrong size; it could be of poor quality or it could even arrive damaged or faulty. … Continue reading Supporting your Local Bike Shop…

Getting your caffeine fix when you've left your lock at home…

Sometimes you just want to go out for a ride on your own for the sake of riding. Sometimes it’s nice to leave the big heavy lock at home, but what if you find yourself needing a coffee while you are out? One of the bicycle’s greatest failings is that they’re really easy to steal, so leaving your trusty steed unattended and unlocked in a busy city is bus ride waiting to happen. So, is there anywhere in Cardiff you can go that’ll not separate you from your bike while you order your brew? This was a question posted to … Continue reading Getting your caffeine fix when you've left your lock at home…

Why cyclists don't always use the infrastructure we are given…

Following our slightly long post about the Active Travel Act, perhaps now is a good time to explore why much of the infrastructure provided prior to the Act is often ignored by cyclists or not included on the existing route map. They don’t go where we want them to go… Our towns & cities were planned around roads. Roads go everywhere, but cycle paths are usually very prescriptive about where you can go. How many people can honestly say they have a cycle path outside their home or place of work? While we are on the subject, they’re often not very direct, either. They lead … Continue reading Why cyclists don't always use the infrastructure we are given…

Lufkin Coffee Bicycle Delivery

Coffee and cycling go hand in hand and we’ll hear no arguments on that. Here in Cardiff we are lucky enough to have the ability to buy hot, fresh coffee from a bicycle. However, for those times when you don’t want to leave the house, you’ll be pleased to know that you can now get bags of coffee delivered to your house, by bike! A 250g bag of hand-roasted fresh coffee to your front door / office / wherever you are… every 2 weeks! Following a model that reminds us a little of PACT, Lufkin Coffee are a small team of … Continue reading Lufkin Coffee Bicycle Delivery

A weekend away, by bike…

With the Brecon Beacons a mere three hours ride away, have you considered taking a weekend away from it all, but on your bike instead of in your car? People travel from all over the UK, even the world to stay in places like this. Why wouldn’t they? With mountains to climb, dozens of beautiful lakes and reservoirs to admire and towns full of independent shops, restaurants & cafe’s to visit. If you take the time, there’s a veritable goldmine of experiences to be had just a stone’s throw from our fair city. In Cardiff we are incredibly lucky to have a … Continue reading A weekend away, by bike…