Whilst it would be tempting to be all topical and talk about British Cycling's questionable decision to partner with one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse, Shell, I just can't bring myself to do it today. Instead, we're going to continue the theme of cargo bikes and look at a video by GCN, who... Continue Reading →
#Hamishing – finding ever more creative ways to use a cargo bike
Just a quick one to say, if you're on Twitter, a hashtag to keep an eye out for is #hamishing. Inspired by Hamish (@bikewalkscoot) who gets around Cardiff on a Tern HSD and has been finding creative ways to move large and unusual loads around the city. https://twitter.com/BikeWalkScoot/status/1575604399384117248?s=20&t=rNvv1r7L2AR_1x5ohaMPqw I find this tremendously inspiring --cargo bikes,... Continue Reading →
Review: Hiplok DXF – A Sold Secure Diamond lock
Bicycle locks aren't the most exciting of topics, but neither is walking home with what is left of your lock. They're the first line of defence against bike thieves, but they're also a minefield when it comes to figuring out how much of a defence they are going to be. Enter, Sold Secure, a group... Continue Reading →
Bike locks tested to destruction
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfZ-S63AsPQ This is a very entertaining, albeit sobering video from Francis Cade. Here he tests a variety of locks, from the cable locks I keep asking you not to use, to the Sold Secure Gold rated alternatives. Most locks will be defeated with time, but a good lock just buys you more of it. Whilst... Continue Reading →
Post-ride meals: An ode to the slow cooker…
Whilst I may not be riding quite as much as I'd like to be at the moment, I certainly remember the feelings of hunger after a long day on the bike. Often it would leave me reaching for the nearest takeaway menu for something really unhealthy, but what if you could set your meal up... Continue Reading →
Get involved in the We Count project
If you live in Cardiff, living on a traffic sewer and have a mind for science, I think I may have an experiment for you. WeCount is a project operating in Cardiff that involves installing a sensor on an upstairs window facing the road. It will count the cars, trucks, bicycles and pedestrians that pass... Continue Reading →
How to sell bicycles…
Some time ago we had a little chat about marketing. We talked about how car manufacturers had become experts at selling people the lifestyle, but conveniently gloss over the realities of motoring. However, we also came to the depressing realisation that nobody is really trying to sell us utility cycling, or the benefits of seeing the cycling as a mode of transport. Even the pro cyclists on our screens were selling us cars. Until now that is...
Deals, Offers and an update – April 2019
The bank holiday weekend has inspired at least one of our partners to lay on a few deals. With that said, it seems to be only Wiggle who appear to be offering anything particularly interesting.
Riding with cameras, a deep dive: Part 1: Operation Snap and Evidence Gathering…
Many moons ago we wrote about Operation Snap. The scheme was starting to spread around the country but it was still early days. Skip forward a couple of years and it appears many of you have been busy. Between November 2017 and October 2018 GoSafe received 2,353 clips. A thousand of those ended up with... Continue Reading →
You probably have enough bikes…
There's nothing quite like the feeling of getting on a new bike. You go along to your local bike shop, pick out the one you want and get yourself measured up.
But if you already have a bike, do you really need another?