It doesn't feel all that long ago that I put the fear to one side and just got back to riding my bike again, but it has been a few months. Going from very little exercise to something resembling a training plan has been quite profound and...I have thoughts. Where I was... I won't beat... Continue Reading →
Bicycle locks aren't the most exciting of topics, but neither is walking home with what is left of your lock. They're the first line of defence against bike thieves, but they're also a minefield when it comes to figuring out how much of a defence they are going to be. Enter, Sold Secure, a group... Continue Reading →
When I started this site way back in 2015 I was very much obsessed with cycling. It was everything I did, thought about and wanted to do. It got me through some tough times and helped to push some of life's challenges into the background. However, in 2017-18 things started getting really weird and the... Continue Reading →
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfZ-S63AsPQ This is a very entertaining, albeit sobering video from Francis Cade. Here he tests a variety of locks, from the cable locks I keep asking you not to use, to the Sold Secure Gold rated alternatives. Most locks will be defeated with time, but a good lock just buys you more of it. Whilst... Continue Reading →
Spend enough time on social media in the "cycling" space and it won't be long before someone mentions the "T-word". "You don't pay tax" they'll say. Of course, most of us know that the "road tax" they allude to was abolished in the 1930s by Winston Churchill. What we have now is an emissions tax,... Continue Reading →
Whilst I may not be riding quite as much as I'd like to be at the moment, I certainly remember the feelings of hunger after a long day on the bike. Often it would leave me reaching for the nearest takeaway menu for something really unhealthy, but what if you could set your meal up... Continue Reading →
One of the very few upsides to this lockdown experience, aside from normalising working from home, is that cycling is now seeing a resurgence. People are being advised to jump on a bike rather than head to the bus stop or train station if they need to travel anywhere. This has meant that our local... Continue Reading →
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.
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.
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 →