Last time we didn't get around to looking at some of the infrastructure at the southern end of town, particularly the new "cycle street" on Taff Embankment, as well as some old relics on Clarence bridge and James Street.
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 … Continue reading Counting the cost of casualties and inactivity…
It has been a surreal couple of days. Cycling has been thrust into the public consciousness once again, but for a good reason this time. Our man Geraint.
Whilst circular routes certainly have their place, sometimes you want to get on your bike just to end up somewhere else. Fortunately for us we're already in one of the most beautiful countries on this planet and we are spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing where to go. We're a stones throw away … Continue reading Epic Rides: Cardiff to New Quay
A sense of perspective can be a double-edged sword at times. When we started cycling, climbs like those featured in our Most Challenging Climbs post were indeed challenging. Then we met some epic climbs and all that changed. There's a book that you may be interested in called 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs. It's only about £6 … Continue reading Epic Climbs in South Wales
It is easy to fall into the trap of seeing cycling as primarily a transport issue, or a sport. Of course it can be both of these things, but one of the most heartening things we heard at the Cardiff Cycle City Assembly Hustings was the recognition that it is increasingly being seen as a … Continue reading World Health Organisation suggests promoting cycling to combat diabetes
Frustrated with the lack of progress Cardiff is making in developing cycling infrastructure, Cycling Cardiff has begun petitioning the Council in the hopes that it'll nudge them along. We are asking Cardiff Council to adopt the London Cycling Design Standards, and by 2020, to provide: Secure and convenient cycle storage outside our homes, where required … Continue reading A petition asking @Cardiffcouncil to provide safe, segregated cycleways and secure parking
Good news! Further to our previous post about the University Hospital of Wales, the Cardiff & Vale Health Board's twitterers came up with a map for Llandough as well. So, there's some outside the main entrance and across the road by the Llanfair Unit. There's also some in the new multi-storey car park. The actual … Continue reading Llandough Hospital – Bike Parking
With the Brecon Beacons a mere three hours ride away, have you considered taking a weekend away from it all, but on your bike instead of in your car? People travel from all over the UK, even the world to stay in places like this. Why wouldn’t they? With mountains to climb, dozens of beautiful lakes and … Continue reading A weekend away, by bike…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWO3tfyID8U Seeing hundreds of people on bikes, braving the wind & rain to show their support for the world we live in, is a sight to behold. Today we and countless (WalesOnline has it at 800+...) others headed to Callaghan Square, Cardiff to embark on a mass ride to the Senedd as part of the Wales Climate … Continue reading Stop Climate Chaos Cymru – Pedal for the Planet #COP21