I've been racking my brain trying to make sense of everything. One day in the spring of 2020 the world unilaterally decided to stop everything --everything that was previously seen as so precious that nothing should be allowed to stand in its way. But what happens next? When the lockdown ends, will people return to... Continue Reading →
If and when the world does start to return to something resembling 'normal', chances are it is going to look very different to the one we've just left. No longer will it be acceptable for trains and buses to resemble the mosh pit of a Pantera gig, with people eager to maintain a safe distance from each other. Furthermore, the road network is unlikely to cope with a surge of new drivers on the morning commute. Some of us are going to have to find a new way to get to work.
If you're a key worker in Cardiff, there's never been a better time to start getting around by bicycle. The roads are quiet, you're in your own space and the exercise will help to keep your head clear.
However, if you are new to commuting by bike you may be wondering where to start. Fortunately, we've been sharing our tips and experiences for a few years now and have accumulated a wealth of information to help you.
Ever on the lookout for cycling documentaries, Why We Cycle is one of the best I’ve seen in quiet a while. It delves into why and how the Dutch have thoroughly embraced cycling. It also talks about the lesser thought-of benefits of cycling to our communities, such as the ability to see and to communicate with the people around us through body language.
Some time last year we might have suggested that the concept of commuting to a job that you could feasibly do from home, is a little outdated. Fast forward a few months to March 2020 and we're in the midst of a pandemic that has brought homeworking into the spotlight once again.
To tackle the spread of COVID-19, cafes, pubs and sit-in restaurants have been closed. However, you'll be pleased to know that our cycle cafes are still functioning as workshops, should you need to have your bike fixed.
Wow, I completely missed February. It's funny, time just seems to fly by these days. It could be a side effect of my advancing years, but more likely having so much going on that there's barely any time to take stock. The truth is, things have been rather hectic out in the real world, away... Continue Reading →
We didn't want to bite, we really didn't. A quick read of the tagline, which speaks of car parking; mountains of hearsay and conjecture about the evils we cyclists have imposed upon humanity; and how nobody will use it --whatever 'it' turns out to be, pretty much tells you all you need to know.
Or does it?
Just a quick note to point out an excellent new resource for those interested in making Cardiff even better than it already is.
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 →