Cycling, the media and the bigger picture…

Whilst we were happy to let our friend Roubaix Cycling deal with the Charlie Alliston case, everyone else seems to have been dealing with the fallout from it, particularly the media storm that has ensued. Cycling has had its critics for some time now, but the Alliston case has given the usual suspects a platform … Continue reading Cycling, the media and the bigger picture…

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Strategies, network maps and what happens next…

The dust is finally starting to settle after a busy few months of consultations and elections, so it is probably a good time to talk about where we go from here. With the local elections returning a Labour council, there should be some certainty in the way things are heading here in Cardiff. The Cycle … Continue reading Strategies, network maps and what happens next…

Bicycles as Mobility Aids

Is there anyone out there who could, with hand on heart, say that they can run or walk further than they could cycle? We would suspect that the number of people who would say yes to that are small and are either being economical with the truth or just being difficult. A human with a … Continue reading Bicycles as Mobility Aids

Epic Rides: In search of a Great Welsh Climb

Whilst our friend Gareth may not be a fan of the 100 Greatest Climbs books, including the Welsh one, Cycling Climbs of Wales, sometimes there is adventure to be had in just seeking out one of these climbs. Certainly, Gareth does have a point. The trouble with any popular climb is that it can be over-used … Continue reading Epic Rides: In search of a Great Welsh Climb

Cardiff's Cycling Strategy really is coming…

A draft of the forthcoming cycling strategy for Cardiff has been released and it looks like things are looking up. If you were to write a cycling campaign wish list, chances are it would contain many of the usual suspects --segregated lanes, better lighting & surfaces, more cycle parking. Well, knock us down with a … Continue reading Cardiff's Cycling Strategy really is coming…

Pollution exposure out on the bike…

It's a widely held belief that people inside cars are protected from the pollution they create, yet we know this to be false. However, we're not exactly immune to the carcinogenic cocktail of fumes out on our bikes either. Getting our heart rates up, whilst great for our cardiovascular health in ideal conditions, it's not quite … Continue reading Pollution exposure out on the bike…

Using Cycling to Manage Anxiety & Depression

The physical health benefits of cycling are pretty well understood --better cardiovascular health, lower weight and a pair of legs like pistons. However, what is often overlooked is the benefit to your mental health. As much as society appears to want to try, you cannot separate your physical and mental health. We're a complete system where … Continue reading Using Cycling to Manage Anxiety & Depression