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?
With the Velothon just weeks away and sportive season in full swing, many of us will find ourselves on the start line for a first taste of riding in a large group.
Inspired to Ride from Mike Dion on Vimeo. From the director of Ride the Divide, Inspired to Ride is another documentary about an epic bike ride, but this time on road. The Tran-Am Bike Race is an unsupported ride across the USA, along the Trans-America Trail. Just like Ride the Divide, this is another story … Continue reading Something to watch: Inspired to Ride
Ride the Divide from Mike Dion on Vimeo. One for the mountain bikers here. If epic mountain bike races are your thing, they don't come much more epic than this 2,700 mile race from Canada to Mexico, along the continental divide. Being in the Rocky Mountains, the route includes over 200,000 feet of climbing along … Continue reading Something to watch: Ride the Divide