Battle on the Beach

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It was friendly. Great. Fantastic. It was sandy. Dry. Muddy. Wet. It was fast. Furious. Sluggish. Like my efforts through the loose sand, I’ve run out of adjectives to describe Sunday’s Battle on… Continue reading

Cycle art – The bicycle thief alternative poster

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Terrific alternative poster for the 1948 Italian move ‘Ladri De Bicilette’ (also referred to as ‘The bicycle thief’). Artwork by Neven Udovicic. The movie centres around the search for a stolen bicycle, essential… Continue reading

The Cardiff commuting week

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Adamsdown, Friday. Isn’t it a pleasure to report a dry, often sunny – though occasionally foggy – week? Riding has been an absolute pleasure. #CDF_Cycle_Commute_Report on twitter. “Club Tropicana, drinks are free, Fun and… Continue reading

Despatches from the frontline

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Light sprays through frosted glass. Quiet. Fresh. Pleasant. Quiet street. Busy Road. Cars. Buses. Cars. Vans. Cars. Cars. Cars. Some schoolkids on bikes. The big pedal soldiers on. Quiet Street. Taff Trail. A… Continue reading

The evolution of cyclists

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Make hay while the sun shines. That’s what I say. Get out, spin your cranks, feel tarmac, pave, gravel and mud beneath your wheels. I quietly wound my way to my daughter’s school… Continue reading

See more

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One of the great joys of cycling is that you see more. Endlessly. On a recent trip to London, a brief shower doused the pavé on Shaftesbury Avenue, reflecting the bright neon of the… Continue reading

The Cardiff commuting week

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Building reflection in setting sun. Newport Road, Tuesday.  No report today – I’d be faking it; spending some time as a South Wales tour guide – but more reports from the Little Apple/Leek… Continue reading

Trials stunt – cycle art by Eliza Southwood

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A brilliant piece of cycle art by the talented Eliza Southwood. You can buy Eliza’s print direct from her website, here.

Hill beneath your wheel

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There is nothing, and I mean nothing, like feeling the wind play across your face, watch clouds billow through, gaze at the silver glisten of ocean and feel hill beneath your wheel. Devon… Continue reading

The big pedal. Making a point(s).

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The sun streamed through the skylights this morning, in a way that I’d forgotten that it was capable of. Warm shards of light diffusing on the water droplets and casting a glitterball shower… Continue reading