Strategies, network maps and what happens next…

The dust is finally starting to settle after a busy few months of consultations and elections, so it is probably a good time to talk about where we go from here. With the local elections returning a Labour council, there should be some certainty in the way things are heading here in Cardiff. The Cycle … Continue reading Strategies, network maps and what happens next…

Bicycles as Mobility Aids

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Is there anyone out there who could, with hand on heart, say that they can run or walk further than they could cycle? We would suspect that the number of people who would say yes to that are small and are either being economical with the truth or just being difficult. A human with a … Continue reading Bicycles as Mobility Aids

Epic Rides: In search of a Great Welsh Climb

Whilst our friend Gareth may not be a fan of the 100 Greatest Climbs books, including the Welsh one, Cycling Climbs of Wales, sometimes there is adventure to be had in just seeking out one of these climbs. Certainly, Gareth does have a point. The trouble with any popular climb is that it can be over-used … Continue reading Epic Rides: In search of a Great Welsh Climb

Just how do you “normalise” cycling anyway?

One of the common themes that emerged from all candidates at the Cardiff Cycle City hustings the other day was the need to "normalise" cycling. As phrases go, it's certainly bite-size and does roll off the tongue, but what exactly does it mean? It's like Kung Fu Ok, not exactly, but stick with us here. … Continue reading Just how do you “normalise” cycling anyway?

Cardiff’s Cycling Strategy really is coming…

A draft of the forthcoming cycling strategy for Cardiff has been released and it looks like things are looking up. If you were to write a cycling campaign wish list, chances are it would contain many of the usual suspects --segregated lanes, better lighting & surfaces, more cycle parking. Well, knock us down with a … Continue reading Cardiff’s Cycling Strategy really is coming…

Pollution exposure out on the bike…

It's a widely held belief that people inside cars are protected from the pollution they create, yet we know this to be false. However, we're not exactly immune to the carcinogenic cocktail of fumes out on our bikes either. Getting our heart rates up, whilst great for our cardiovascular health in ideal conditions, it's not quite … Continue reading Pollution exposure out on the bike…