Cycling Tips and Resources for Key Workers

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. Continue reading Cycling Tips and Resources for Key Workers

Making the most of your time off the bike…

As much as we’d like to think we could, you can’t be on your bike all the time. Real life tends to get in the way, but sometimes the body just needs a rest. However, that time doesn’t necessarily need to be wasted. There’s a lot you can do with your downtime to make the time you have on the bike more enjoyable. Work on your core strength As your rides get longer it isn’t necessarily your legs that will give up first. Chances are it will be your core, particularly if you are on a road bike, that will be … Continue reading Making the most of your time off the bike…

Puncture prevention & why you need a track pump…

Nobody likes punctures. They always happen at the most inappropriate times and, this time of year they’re all too common. Fortunately, aside from buying really heavy-duty, puncture-resistant tires that weigh almost as much as your bike there are some steps you can take to reduce your chances of getting one. Under pressure… First things first, if you don’t have one yet you NEED a track pump. They’re about £25-£35 for a good one, but they are worth their weight in gold. If you are riding a road bike with 25-28mm tires, you are going to need to put upwards of … Continue reading Puncture prevention & why you need a track pump…

Indexing your rear derailleur

One of the most common issues you’ll experience whilst out and about on the bike is that your gears start to misbehave, jump about or not shift up or down when you ask them to. Unless you are blessed with an electronic group set like Shimano’s Di2 system, your gears are going to be controlled by cables. Unfortunately, over time these cables can stretch, fray and drag muck and grit into the plastic cable outer, meaning that they no longer work as efficiently as they should. If you’ve just bought a new bike, or recently had your gear cables serviced, you’re … Continue reading Indexing your rear derailleur