Remember outgrowing your bike?

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  I’d forgotten the feeling. Well. It’s been a long time. You know. The feeling. That feeling. Outgrowing the old bike and embracing the new one. But now I remember what it looks… Continue reading

Arise Sir Carlton

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Courtesy of Craig and Cyclopaedia, my recently acquired Carlton is looking rather regal in its lovely new bar tape (you should have seen the previous stuff), upcycled gear shifters (gone are the nice… Continue reading

Why do we need a uniform?

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The other day I retweeted a message and it sparked a conversation with @bicicleto_ZGZ of Zaragova – a place where cycling infrastructure is as mature as a Reserva Rioja and cycle culture embedded deep. The… Continue reading

Cycle art – Land’s end to John O’Groats

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Great pair of posters created to promote the non-stop Land’s end to John O’Groats tandem attempt by Natalie Creswick and Emma Williams. As an admirer of London underground posters and art noveau, these posters… Continue reading

Summer in the city

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Summer in the city. But time to escape it, I think. I love the bustle and the energy. Its frenetic, dizzying, feverish pace. I’m not sure these words always describe Cardiff. But they… Continue reading

More bike thefts – lets bang the drum

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Another day, another theft. Another bike taken and yet more easy cash for the culprits. If you’ve ever had a bike stolen you know how it feels. When I was 7 years old,… Continue reading

Congrats…..to Yorkshire

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Well……it was the grandest of Grand Départs. Estimates have suggested that 5 million people lined the route; 2 million more people than the whole of Wales.. The Peloton wound from Leeds to Harrogate to… Continue reading

The salmon and the fly

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Sparkling summer evenings are precious. Golden shafts of sunlight carving their lines through gaps in the houses, leaf canopies, across slow waters. We sat on a rock. Stopped talking and listened. The Taff… Continue reading

Cycle art – Tour De France

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Some race thingy starts today. Tour De something or other. :) Minimal cycle art by Netherlands based artist ChungKong. You can buy his work directly from him here.

Cycle advocacy – Wish you were here

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Last night I was sat at my keyboard, typing acronym after acronym after acronym. ‘MBA’, ‘EBI’, ‘TMA’, the jargon of the Open University. Music played in the background. A glass of ‘Old Tom’… Continue reading