If you do nothing else, please watch this. With a million species at risk of extinction, David Attenborough explores how this crisis of biodiversity has consequences for us all, including putting us at greater risk of pandemic diseases. BBC iPlayer … Continue reading Something to watch: Extinction – The Facts
A useful video here from Bloomberg CityLab. It’s a compelling yet relentless dump of facts and graphics in support of investment in cycling, along with case studies from around the world. It also focusses on why cities like London have … Continue reading Something to watch: How to build a city around bikes, fast…
Inspired by a message left on our Facebook page, we got to thinking about where someone might go for a ride with their family, once they’d exhausted all the Taff and Ely Trails had to offer. Then it occurred to … Continue reading Caerphilly Castle…
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. Continue reading Something to watch: Why we cycle…
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.
We have created an online directory of Cardiff based grassroots groups, neighbourhood projects, local community groups, co-ops, social enterprises and other initiatives that are achieving social good and that share the values of the sharing movement.
The site has everything from swap groups and repair cafes to Credit Unions, open source projects and spare room networks. There’s also a healthy number of cycling groups on there too, including our friends at Cardiff Cycle City.
Check it out and, if you are involved in a project that you think should be on there, be sure to let them know.
What a brilliant, brilliant thing. There’s so much good happening in our fair city already, it just needed something to help pull it all together and give it a platform. Now we have one. Thank you, Share Cardiff.
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? Continue reading Something to watch: Why it’s so hard to make healthy decisions
Armed with a GoPro I took a ride around a loop we talked about way back in 2018 called Easy Does It. Continue reading Video: Up & Over, easy does it
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. Continue reading You can’t out-run, or even out-cycle a bad diet…
As the saying goes, Rome wasn’t built in a day. Since the new Councillors got to work, we’ve actually acquired some nice new sections of infrastructure. Here’s a video of just the new infra, without the boring in-between parts. As of today, the Senghennydd Road section of the primary north/south route is being built. Like a jigsaw puzzle, it probably won’t look like much until the last few pieces are in place, but we’ll get there…hopefully. Continue reading Something to watch: A Cardiff Cycle Infrastructure Super-Cut…
I sit here, feeling as though I missed a great party. Having only discovered the magazine fairly recently it feels like those moments when you’ve binge-watched a TV show only to discover it has been cancelled; or you’ve exhausted a late author’s back catalogue.
In a sea of cycling magazines focused on selling expensive bikes adorned with the latest incremental tweak, to people who already have bikes, Boneshaker was a breath of fresh air. Continue reading Boneshaker’s final issue…