World Health Organisation suggests promoting cycling to combat diabetes

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 public health issue as well. As a society we are getting larger and living increasingly sedentary lifestyles. The result of this is obesity and type-2 diabetes. To add insult to injury, a symbiotic relationship between our sedentary lifestyles and car dependency has developed, meaning the … Continue reading World Health Organisation suggests promoting cycling to combat diabetes

A petition asking @Cardiffcouncil to provide safe, segregated cycleways and secure parking

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 Safe, comfortable, and direct segregated cycleways to destinations that are suitable for all citizens aged 8 to 80+ Secure and convenient cycle parking at destinations, including temporary secure parking for events Source: petition: Enable everyone to cycle in Cardiff by providing safe, segregated cycleways and … Continue reading A petition asking @Cardiffcouncil to provide safe, segregated cycleways and secure parking

Llandough Hospital – Bike 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 capacity at each location is unclear, but if you’ve seen & used the racks, we’d appreciate you getting in touch! Getting to Llandough Getting to Llandough will involve some hill climbing whichever way you go. You can either follow the Ely trail through to Penarth Road, … Continue reading Llandough Hospital – Bike Parking

A weekend away, by bike…

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 reservoirs to admire and towns full of independent shops, restaurants & cafe’s to visit. If you take the time, there’s a veritable goldmine of experiences to be had just a stone’s throw from our fair city. In Cardiff we are incredibly lucky to have a … Continue reading A weekend away, by bike…

Stop Climate Chaos Cymru – Pedal for the Planet #COP21

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 Action Day. Stop Climate Chaos Cymru is a coalition of 14 influential Welsh organisations, including Oxfam Cymru, Unison, National Union of Students, Friends of the Earth Cymru, RSPB Cymru, Sustrans Cymru, WWF Cymru, Cafod, Christian Aid Wales, Coed Cadw – the Woodland Trust, Tearfund, National Federation … Continue reading Stop Climate Chaos Cymru – Pedal for the Planet #COP21