Beginnings…

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 you’ve known for so long. What is important is that you own that decision; that you make it for the right reasons and that you allow yourself the opportunity to try, even if it doesn’t work out quite the way you had hoped. Just begin… … Continue reading Beginnings…

Commuting by bike & weight loss…

In news that will surprise nobody, this week another study has found that people who don’t drive to work stay slimmer. Up there with such profound questions as “do bears defecate in the woods?” and “if a tree falls in the forest and there’s nobody around to hear it, does it make a sound?” the question of whether people who exercise on their way to and from work have lower levels of body fat, has once again been answered. People who cycle, walk or catch the train or bus to work keep more weight off than commuters who travel by … Continue reading Commuting by bike & weight loss…

Choosing the right bike for commuting

Whilst bicycles are generally defined by their purpose –mountain bikes for hurtling down mountains; road bikes for the road, picking the right bike for your daily commute is a little less cut & dried. Your route The first thing you need to consider is how far you are going to be riding in each direction and on what sort of terrain that will be. If you are mainly on trails like the Taff Trail, a hard-tail mountain bike or a hybrid bike would serve you well. If you are planning to take on Manor Way in the morning, perhaps a … Continue reading Choosing the right bike for commuting