Many moons ago we talked about starting a Slow Roll here in Cardiff. Sadly life got in the way and we never really pursued the idea. Fortunately, DJ Dom Whiting brought his decked-out cargo-bike to Cardiff and showed everyone how it could be done.
It matters little how we got to this place, but I think we need to take a step back. We sit, staring at our phones, pulling down to refresh in the hope that some life-affirming news will appear in our social media feed. When times are bad, we scroll. When times are good, we scroll.... Continue Reading →
Every ten years or so, a chunky form lands on your doormat asking you to fill it in on a certain day. It asks you about who lives in your home, how you live, what you do and crucially for us, how we get around. Planning... When governments or local authorities need to make a... 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 →
The good news just keeps on coming. The council has announced that two new trial cycleways are going to be installed --the much needed cross-city route from Leckwith Road to Newport Road, plus a new bay route linking Tyndall Street with Callaghan Square, Penarth Road etc.
I think it is fair to say that Cardiff Council are not mucking about at the moment. They're building some fantastic infrastructure and they seem to be doing it really quickly.
Some time ago we had a little chat about marketing. We talked about how car manufacturers had become experts at selling people the lifestyle, but conveniently gloss over the realities of motoring. However, we also came to the depressing realisation that nobody is really trying to sell us utility cycling, or the benefits of seeing the cycling as a mode of transport. Even the pro cyclists on our screens were selling us cars. Until now that is...
Cardiff Council is to put forward its plan for how a socially-distanced Cardiff City Centre will function and it's pretty exciting. A greater emphasis on outdoor space, reducing vehicle traffic with match-day style restrictions and providing dining and "spill out" spaces both inside and outside the castle grounds. Of particular interest to us is the... Continue Reading →
Inspired by a message left on our Facebook page, we got to thinking about where someone might go for a ride with their family, once they'd exhausted all the Taff and Ely Trails had to offer. Then it occurred to us that Caerphilly Castle might be a nice day out, yet only a (relatively) short... 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 →