Share Cardiff – Connecting people, projects and places, for social good

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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.

via Share Cardiff – Connecting people, projects and places, for social good – Share Cardiff

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.

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Boneshaker’s final issue…

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…

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

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

Something to read: Crime and Punishment redux: that fixie case –via RoubaixCycling.cc

Whilst we were debating whether to dip our feet into this murky swamp, right now we would probably struggle to do a sufficiently good job of it. Fortunately, our friend over at RoubaixCycling has done the hard work for us. And there are a few things to deal with there. The first is driving, does it matter that cyclists generally cycle and drivers drive? No. The crucial aspect here is that the term ‘carriage’ operates (since the case of Taylor v Goodwin 1879) as a term defining any vehicle and including bicycles. That’s the key point. Source: Crime and Punishment … Continue reading Something to read: Crime and Punishment redux: that fixie case –via RoubaixCycling.cc

Something to read: Mid-Wales Micro Adventure – by @cyclestuffblog

We’re not the only ones embracing bikepacking this year. Over at CycleStuff, Simon shares his own adventure in the wilds of Mid Wales. Simon can always be relied upon for his excellent photos and this looks like it was a lot of fun. On Saturday, I headed into Powys for a micro-adventure* with two of my mountain biking/fell running/music loving/whisky sipping** buddies; Jules Carter and Matt Morris. Outside of adventure racing stuff like the Polaris/OMM, surprisingly this was the first time the three of us had engaged in any mountain bike packing. We were treated to a glorious […] via Mid … Continue reading Something to read: Mid-Wales Micro Adventure – by @cyclestuffblog