Just a quick note to point out an excellent new resource for those interested in making Cardiff even better than it already is. Share Cardiff is a network of grassroots community groups and projects in and around Cardiff that aim to make Cardiff a better, healthier, more connected and more social place to live.
It's the 4th of January, 2020. Four days into the new year and a time when many of us will have already failed our often lofty, invariably unachievable resolutions for the coming year. We've talked about new year's resolutions before, but they so often turn out to be difficult pass-fail challenges that send us spiralling … Continue reading Why being ‘better’ is the only new year’s resolution you should make…
All, just a quick message to wish you all a Merry Christmas and that 2020 is a great one for you. I don't want to jinx it, but some motivation has returned here and I'm looking forward to getting some more riding and writing in over the coming year. Deals We've been a bit quiet … Continue reading A Happy Christmas from Cardiff By Bike…
It's easy to become frustrated, particularly when trying to change behaviour, when people continue to do what it is you are trying to stop them from doing. Why do people continue to do the thing that makes them fat, skint and stressed when healthier, cheaper and more rewarding alternatives exist?
Armed with a GoPro I took a ride around a loop we talked about way back in 2018 called Easy Does It.
Being green is hot right now. Nobody really wants to be seen as the harbinger of death; the company that is bringing about the destruction of the ecosystem we depend upon, just to make a quick buck. However, there are those companies out there who are responsible for much of the habitat loss; much of … Continue reading What is ‘Greenwashing’?
Share Cardiff and Techniquest have teamed up for a free event on 21st October, aiming to provide workshops, stalls and talks from members of Cardiff's sharing community.
When it comes to our bulging western waistlines, there's a lot we can learn from the diets of other nations. Whilst we can learn how not to do food from the USA, over in Japan there's so much we can, ahem, take away from the way they live.
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.
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.