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.
A good bag will make your commute a whole lot easier, but pick the wrong one and you could arrive at your destination with soggy belongings; a sore back; or even find yourself having to leave things behind.
We will all at some point reach a fork in the road. Head and heart may pull you in different directions and difficult decisions will need to be made. There are often opportunities hidden behind the hardest of decisions, be that the decision to change something, or to even close the door on the life... Continue Reading →
Inspired by a guest post by our friend Steffan about his beloved fixie and its classic carrying solution, we thought it would be a good idea to look at a couple of ways to carry our wares on our bicycles.
Whilst we did mention it in passing, whilst having a moan about Cardiff Council's new car parking app, we thought Smartcycle deserved a post of its own. Pulling in parking and bike shop data from OpenStreetMap, Smartcycle put the parking information you need in an attractive package. The power of open data If you've been... Continue Reading →
The new year started out the way it so often does these days, with news that public transport costs are rising once again.
The clocks have just shifted an hour to usher in a season of darkness. The brief spell of morning light we can enjoy over the next few weeks will pass and we nine-to-five-ers will have to get used to only seeing daylight on weekends. But is that such a bad thing? Sensory deprivation It may... Continue Reading →
Conditions for cycling can vary wildly throughout the year, but finding equipment that covers all eventualities is an exercise in futility.
This is especially true of cycling shoes, which not only vary according to the type of cleat you want to use, but in terms of the conditions they are designed for.
While we wait patiently for things to get better for us cyclists here in Cardiff, many of us have taken to riding with cameras to document near misses and poor driving. Operation SNAP is GoSafe Cymru's new scheme for reporting offences and submitting video footage. However, when it comes to the pursuit of justice there... Continue Reading →