The folks at Uneven Earth tracked down and re-published this essay from 1973 by André Gorz, a philosopher and journalist. It's as relevant today as it was back then. People rushed to buy cars until, as the working class began to buy them as well, defrauded motorists realized they had been had. They had been … Continue reading Something to read: The social ideology of the motorcar – Uneven Earth
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 not strictly about cycling, as users of sustainable transport we have a role to play in making our world a better place. This rather fascinating piece in the New York Times is required reading. Grab a coffee, perhaps utilise your browser's reader feature (because the white text on black is tough on the eyes) … Continue reading Something to read: Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change – The New York Times
To some the idea of spending all day riding your bike and getting paid for it would be a dream come true. But factor in the low pay, the danger and the weather and it takes a unique bunch of people to stick to a bike messenger job.
Our minds are capable of some amazing things. Not only does it keep the body functioning day to day, it can achieve great feats of ingenuity and analytical thinking. As some of you regular readers may have worked out, I have a love/hate relationship with my brain. Today is a story of a time when … Continue reading Your mind makes it real…
Last year I discovered the L'étape Wales, AKA: The Dragon Ride, and decided I would like to ride it. It was too short notice at the time to take part so I made sure to mark it in the calendar for 2018 so I wouldn't miss out. There's an abundance of routes to choose from … Continue reading The Dragon Ride: Going Big (and then going home) —by @bendihossan
If you've been inspired by Ronde van Vlaanderen and classics like Gent–Wevelgem here are some pavé roads we've cobbled together that are right on our door step here in South Wales.
At a time when the UK is quietly losing its mind about a bit of snow, a bit of perspective is always helpful.
One of the surprising discoveries of this new focus on the rough stuff is that my buddies seem to be up for it too. Today we are talking about a route that our good friend Drew came up with. Getting there... Whilst our ride started from the bottom of the Penrhos Cutting in Taffs Well, … Continue reading Route: Over the top…
Taking some inspiration from our road route the Short Sharp Shock, we've come up with an off-road alternative for those of you who like to feel the mud in your hair.