Something to read: Cyclists Spend 40% More In London’s Shops Than Motorists – via Forbes

Whilst not hugely surprising to us, we’ve been banging on about how we on bicycles do buy things for a little while, research from Transport for London now has the data to back this up. This also correlates with evidence … Continue reading Something to read: Cyclists Spend 40% More In London’s Shops Than Motorists – via Forbes

Counting the cost of casualties and inactivity…

As a society we’ve become very good at overlooking the costs of many things, whilst quibbling over every last penny of others. One thing we are especially good at brushing under the rug is the cost of motoring, not just to our own wallets but to society as a whole. We’re going to need a bigger rug… When someone is hit by a motorist, they’re very often swept up in an ambulance or at the very least sent to A&E for an X-ray. The NHS then has to mend any broken bones; the council has to repair street furniture or … Continue reading Counting the cost of casualties and inactivity…

Tools for the job…

Bicycles are versatile machines, capable of being used for everything from shopping, to touring, to professional racing. However, whilst a bicycle may unite the different disciplines, the needs of riders are usually very, very different. The right tool… To the untrained eye a bicycle is just a bicycle, but look deeper and there may well be differences between bicycles built for different disciplines. However, there’s nothing to say you can’t commute on a high-end road or mountain bike. It isn’t always the right tool for the job, but there’s flexibility built in. However, it’s the needs of the rider where … Continue reading Tools for the job…

But not everyone can ride a bike…

When confronted with the prospect of investing in cycling, one of the common retorts is that not everyone can ride a bike.

It’s very easy to say, but much more difficult to back up with facts. The first mistake is assuming that everyone can drive, just because you can. Continue reading But not everyone can ride a bike…

Getting started with the new Nextbike scheme…

The new Nextbike hire scheme has official launched in Cardiff and most of Cardiff’s inner city areas now have at least one station.

If you live or work in Cathays, Roath, Grangetown, Cardiff Bay or any of the other locations coming online as we type this, you can go and rent a bike.

So, how do you get started? Continue reading Getting started with the new Nextbike scheme…