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

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 […]

Charity Rides…

We talk a lot on here about Audax, particularly because they are a great way to rack up the mileage without breaking the bank. There are also sportives like the Velothon and Castles & Cathedrals, but if you want to get some serious mileage in without the sleep deprivation of a 400km or 600km Audax, […]

Bike Security at Home…

You would think that it was when your bike was parked in the middle of town that you’d be at the greatest risk of theft, but you may┬ábe surprised. We’re writing this on the back of a spate of thefts around the Pontcanna area, but there is a risk having your bike stolen wherever you […]



Porridge is an excellent way to start the day, particularly if you have a long ride ahead, or it’s a cold winter morning and a long day at work, school or college beckons. A very cheap yet nutritious meal packed with slow burning energy it may be, however it is probably fair to say it […]

Base Layer

Base Layers…

There are few things more important in a cyclist’s wardrobe than the humble base layer, particularly during the autumn and winter. This understated bit of fabric will help to keep you warm and┬ámove sweat away from your skin. However, there’s a fair amount of choice out there, including some that are designed to keep you […]


Fuelling your rides…

Believe it or not, you can probably ride further than you think. For most of us our actual potential is often far beyond what we think it is, but what separates us from more┬áseasoned riders often boils down to diet and determination. This week we had World Porridge Day, apparently. Perhaps this is the perfect […]