Smartcycle – The parking app you’ve been been asking for…

Whilst we did mention it in passing, whilst having a moan about Cardiff Council's new car parking app, we thought Smartcycle deserved a post of its own. Pulling in parking and bike shop data from OpenStreetMap, Smartcycle put the parking information you need in an attractive package. The power of open data If you've been … Continue reading Smartcycle – The parking app you’ve been been asking for…

Spending wisely – season tickets or bicycles?

The new year started out the way it so often does these days, with news that public transport costs are rising once again. This January ticket prices increased by 3.6% --roughly 1% above inflation. These days even a short commute on the train across Cardiff is going to take a considerable bite out of your … Continue reading Spending wisely – season tickets or bicycles?

Helmetcam footage, Operation SNAP and Social Media…

While we wait patiently for things to get better for us cyclists here in Cardiff, many of us have taken to riding with cameras to document near misses and poor driving. Operation SNAP is GoSafe Cymru's new scheme for reporting offences and submitting video footage. However, when it comes to the pursuit of justice there … Continue reading Helmetcam footage, Operation SNAP and Social Media…

Guest Post! From unloved fixie to pretty & practical porteur –by @bendihossan

Before we dive in, I’d like to set the scene to where I was a couple of years ago and how I came to fall in love with riding and roaming around Cardiff By Bike - see what I did there? 😉 A few years ago I was returning to riding after nearly a decade … Continue reading Guest Post! From unloved fixie to pretty & practical porteur –by @bendihossan

Something to read: Association between active commuting and incident cardiovascular disease, cancer, and mortality –The BMJ

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Regular readers will already be well aware that cycling and walking are great for your health, but if you want to influence minds, you often need evidence. The BMJ has published a study into active commuting and the impact it has on various causes of death, including cardiovascular disease and cancer. Unsurprisingly, it found that … Continue reading Something to read: Association between active commuting and incident cardiovascular disease, cancer, and mortality –The BMJ