Bespoked 2017 and the appeal of handmade…

This weekend Bristol once again played host to the Bespoked Handmade Bicycle Show. It's a showcase of two-wheeled ingenuity from independent frame builders from all over the world. Whilst you can buy bicycles from your local bike shop, chances are it'll be the same bike that many others in the area will be riding. A handmade one, … Continue reading Bespoked 2017 and the appeal of handmade…

Kerbi – A Mobile Puncture Repair Service

Kerbi

You may remember some time ago we talked about Street Stream, the so-called 'Uber for cycle couriers'. Well, from the same company we now have Kerbi, a mobile puncture repair service. It presents an opportunity for not just existing bike shops, but anyone looking for a bit of extra money on the side. All you … Continue reading Kerbi – A Mobile Puncture Repair Service

Plan2Ride bicycle cafe, Tongwynlais

Plan2Ride

Good news everyone! Tongwynlais now has a bicycle cafe, thoroughly stuffing up our assertion that Tongwynlais doesn't make enough of its prime location on the Taff Trail. We are particularly excited about Plan2Ride, being based up this neck of the woods it makes this an excellent place to congregate before a ride, or to grab … Continue reading Plan2Ride bicycle cafe, Tongwynlais

Getting your caffeine fix when you’ve left your lock at home…

Handlebar Barista

Sometimes you just want to go out for a ride on your own for the sake of riding. Sometimes it's nice to leave the big heavy lock at home, but what if you find yourself needing a coffee while you are out? One of the bicycle's greatest failings is that they're really easy to steal, … Continue reading Getting your caffeine fix when you’ve left your lock at home…

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. … Continue reading Why cyclists don’t always use the infrastructure we are given…

A weekend away, by bike…

Bwlch

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…

Gift ideas for the cyclist in your life…

Shopping

Whilst you can spend a hideous amount of money in your local bike shop, there's a multitude of potential gifts on the shelves to interest your two-wheeled friends or relatives at Christmas, birthdays or any other celebration. Just as the N+1 formula works for bikes, there are many more things we will either use up, need … Continue reading Gift ideas for the cyclist in your life…