Something to read: Crime and Punishment redux: that fixie case –via RoubaixCycling.cc

Whilst we were debating whether to dip our feet into this murky swamp, right now we would probably struggle to do a sufficiently good job of it. Fortunately, our friend over at RoubaixCycling has done the hard work for us. And there are a few things to deal with there. The first is driving, does … Continue reading Something to read: Crime and Punishment redux: that fixie case –via RoubaixCycling.cc

Something to read: Boneshaker Bicycle Stories – Volume 1

Bicycle Stories

Hailing from the other side of the estuary in Bristol, Boneshaker Magazine is one that defies the current publishing convention. It has no set publishing date and you'll be hard pushed to find mention of a new bike within its pages. Instead, Boneshaker focusses on the human side of cycling --the epic journeys, the emotions, … Continue reading Something to read: Boneshaker Bicycle Stories – Volume 1

Something to read: Mid-Wales Micro Adventure – by @cyclestuffblog

We're not the only ones embracing bikepacking this year. Over at CycleStuff, Simon shares his own adventure in the wilds of Mid Wales. Simon can always be relied upon for his excellent photos and this looks like it was a lot of fun. On Saturday, I headed into Powys for a micro-adventure* with two of … Continue reading Something to read: Mid-Wales Micro Adventure – by @cyclestuffblog

Something to read: The Impact of Road Projects in England

It is pretty widely understood, apparently outside political circles, that if you build roads you get more traffic. A report commissioned by the Campaign to Protect Rural England looked into the effects of major road projects and unsurprisingly found that yes, you do indeed get more traffic. CPRE commissioned consultants Transport for Quality of Life Community … Continue reading Something to read: The Impact of Road Projects in England

Something to read: Rides of Way, by CyclingUK

Trails for Wales

Following a survey of over 11,000 off-road riders, CyclingUK has produced a report into the motivations, perceptions and habits of the UK's growing mountain biking community. The survey was carried out jointly with OpenMTB, who you may remember from a gathering that was held to coincide with the Welsh Government's consultation on improving access to … Continue reading Something to read: Rides of Way, by CyclingUK

Something to read: Driving…an extinction event –by West Midlands Police

West Midlands Police, the pioneering force behind #opclosepass are excelling themselves right now. Not only are they making waves across the UK with their close pass initiative, they are also producing some fantastic posts on their blog. Their latest one really is a thing of beauty. It'll be uncomfortable reading for any petrolheads among you, … Continue reading Something to read: Driving…an extinction event –by West Midlands Police

The Lion’s Share –via Singletrack Magazine

We have some more required reading for you today, courtesy of Bez. Here he rails against the fallacy that is the phrase "share the road". It's very long, spectacularly well evidenced and absolutely worth a read. The basic premise of mathematical equations holds absolutely true here: since the vehicles are different, if “Person A plus lorry” … Continue reading The Lion’s Share –via Singletrack Magazine

Uphill challenge for cycling in Wales? – via BBC News

Here's a great #cycletoworkday inspired article from the BBC, to read with your morning coffee. He said it was vital the public, as required, was involved in helping to plan the routes so they were put "in the right places" that people would actually use. "So much of this is about having the confidence to … Continue reading Uphill challenge for cycling in Wales? – via BBC News

Junction Malfunction and a New Dawn –via West Midlands Police

Helmet

You can state the facts about accidents, close passes and blame until you are blue in the face --cycling campaigners spend an inordinate amount of time doing just that. However, it is a rare joy when a wonderful blog post turns up from a traffic policing unit that says pretty much the same thing. So … Continue reading Junction Malfunction and a New Dawn –via West Midlands Police

Something to read: Cycling Climbs of Wales – A Road Cyclist’s Guide –by Simon Warren

Graigwen Road

The author of the much talked about 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs, Simon Warren has now produced a book just for us in Wales --Cycling Climbs of Wales. You probably know how much we love a good climb. We've produced a number of posts already, talking about how to climb; where to climb around Cardiff and; … Continue reading Something to read: Cycling Climbs of Wales – A Road Cyclist’s Guide –by Simon Warren