Great video here from GCN, which should be required viewing for the men out there. Apparently there is a women's version in the works too.
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.
At a time when the UK is quietly losing its mind about a bit of snow, a bit of perspective is always helpful.
If you find yourself itching to get out and explore the world on your bike, this one is right up your street.
This one is pretty inspirational. It talks about how riding a bicycle can help with a number of chronic diseases, among other things.
Whilst we are primarily a Cardiff-centric cycling website, it never hurts to seek inspiration and ideas from outside our sphere of understanding. Cycling, at the end of the day, is a key component in our desire to live happy, healthy lives in a sustainable way. In order to realise its potential, we need to gain … Continue reading Something to watch: Inspiring documentaries…
It's always good to find a video that eloquently and succinctly makes the usual, but no less compelling arguments for cycling.
Whilst you would be hard pushed to find a Raleigh bike in your local bike shop these days, it wasn't that long ago that they were a very big deal. The story of Raleigh and it's rise and fall is an interesting one. It's a story this BBC documentary aims to tell. Humble beginnings... Back … Continue reading Something to watch: Pedalling Dreams: The Raleigh Story
This episode of Week In Week Out delves into air and noise pollution caused by traffic, focussing in on one particular street in Crumlin before taking a wider look at pollution hot-spots in Swansea and around South Wales. Whilst it is heartening to see more attention paid to the effects of air and noise pollution, … Continue reading Something to watch: Week In Week Out – The Invisible Killer on Our Streets
One thing that often sets Cardiff and cities with good cycle infrastructure apart is the presence of a directly elected mayor. A mayor has the power to make difficult and often unpopular decisions, without needing to get the majority of councillors onboard. Bikes vs Cars Currently running on Netflix is a film called Bikes vs … Continue reading A Mayor for Cardiff?