Why cyclists don't always use the infrastructure we are given…

Following our slightly long post about the Active Travel Act, perhaps now is a good time to explore why much of the infrastructure provided prior to the Act is often ignored by cyclists or not included on the existing route map. They don’t go where we want them to go… Our towns & cities were planned around roads. Roads go everywhere, but cycle paths are usually very prescriptive about where you can go. How many people can honestly say they have a cycle path outside their home or place of work? While we are on the subject, they’re often not very direct, either. They lead … Continue reading Why cyclists don't always use the infrastructure we are given…

Enfys Route 1: Cardiff to Thornhill – Navigating Llanishen & Roath Park's Roundabouts

It’s fair to say that roundabouts are not a cyclist’s friend. Even by car they require timing and a reasonable amount of good luck to navigate. However, by bike they offer the added challenge of getting off the mark and up to speed in time to exploit a gap. Sure, it can be done, but there’s a reasonable amount of risk involved. Today we spotted on Twitter the news that a cyclist was hurt on the roundabout at the bottom of Fidlas Road in Llanishen and, whilst the cyclist is said to have only sustained “slight injuries”, it’s still one accident … Continue reading Enfys Route 1: Cardiff to Thornhill – Navigating Llanishen & Roath Park's Roundabouts