Cycle Training Wales

Something to listen to: Seismic Podcast – Cardiff Cycle Workshop

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. Continue reading Something to listen to: Seismic Podcast – Cardiff Cycle Workshop

Something to read: Money Guru’s #1 Tip For Health, Wealth & Happiness: Drive Less

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. … Continue reading Something to read: Money Guru’s #1 Tip For Health, Wealth & Happiness: Drive Less

Mountain Road

Tom Donne takes on the Garth Mountain with a NextBike!

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. Continue reading Tom Donne takes on the Garth Mountain with a NextBike!

Something to read: Creating healthier places and spaces for our present and future generations – Public Health Wales

Public Health Wales has published a response to the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act.

Creating healthier places and spaces for our present and future generations talks about the importance of activity-friendly neighbourhoods and the importance of green spaces. Continue reading Something to read: Creating healthier places and spaces for our present and future generations – Public Health Wales

Something to read: The social ideology of the motorcar – Uneven Earth

The folks at Uneven Earth tracked down and re-published this essay from 1973 by André Gorz, a philosopher and journalist. It’s as relevant today as it was back then. People rushed to buy cars until, as the working class began … Continue reading Something to read: The social ideology of the motorcar – Uneven Earth

Something to read: Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change – The New York Times

Whilst not strictly about cycling, as users of sustainable transport we have a role to play in making our world a better place. This rather fascinating piece in the New York Times is required reading. Grab a coffee, perhaps utilise your browser’s reader feature (because the white text on black is tough on the eyes) and give this a good read through. This narrative by Nathaniel Rich is a work of history, addressing the 10-year period from 1979 to 1989: the decisive decade when humankind first came to a broad understanding of the causes and dangers of climate change. Complementing … Continue reading Something to read: Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change – The New York Times