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 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.
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.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIX39NeNan0 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. … 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.
Ever on the lookout for easily digestible ways for people to understand the economic arguments for bike lanes, we need only look at what has already been done around the world.
We're big fans of Cardiff Cycle Workshop. Not only do they give old bicycles a fresh start, they train people to fix their own, or even to fix others. They recently sat down with Lynsey and Richard from the Seismic podcast to talk about what they do.
Pete Adeney, also known as Mr Money Mustache retired at 30, mostly through a combination of living frugally and by saving money where he could. Unsurprisingly, one of Adeney's main money-saving mechanisms was riding a bicycle instead of a car. Cars suck more cash than most people imagine. On an average income half of a … Continue reading Something to read: Money Guru’s #1 Tip For Health, Wealth & Happiness: Drive Less
Cardiff's new Nextbike scheme has been something of a revelation. Being the cheapest, fastest way around the city, it's hardly surprising that the scheme continues to expand. However, nobody would so bold as to say those bikes are light, or those three speeds in any way adequate for hilly terrain. Tom Donne clearly thought otherwise.