Ludicrous racing South American style

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Fancy yourself a downhill demon? Me too. Then I saw this and now I know, for sure, unreservedly, unequivocably, undeniably, that I’m not. I think I’ll stick to climbing them. Ludicrous racing South American… Continue reading

Yet more Armstrong, RTAs, ‘cross fixtures, reflective buttons and Santa…

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  …all in this month’s YourCardiff blogpost. Rather than reinvent the wheel, here is the link.   The guest cycling blog appears monthly in  YourCardiff  (part of Walesonline).

Juxtapose

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Juxtapose  tr.v. jux·ta·posed, jux·ta·pos·ing, jux·ta·pos·es. To place side by side, especially for comparison or contrast. Sunday 18th November 2013. 12.15pm. Heol-Y-Mynydd, Gorseinon (Swansea). On start line. Gridded at back through absence. Heavy breathing.… Continue reading

Grey sky, green roof

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I’m taking a ridiculous amount of pleasure from this. We’ve got a nice new bike shed. It has pivoting hangers. It has a nice secure gate. It can hold 16 bikes. Best of… Continue reading

Go 20 campaign

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It’s road safety week and Brake (the road safety charity) have launched Go 20, an initiative to encourage local authorities to reduce the speed limit on roads to a safer 20 mph in… Continue reading

Cycle art by Eliza Southwood

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Lovely cycle art from Eliza Southwood; ‘Tactics’. Eliza’s ‘Tactic’s’ print is available from Stolen Goat for £50. Choice of 3 colour schemes.

Tour of flanders opens for business

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The 2013 tour of Flanders is officially open for entries. Unbelievably, my finger is hovering above my mouse, which in turn is guiding a little arrow, which is itself, wobbling and almost committing… Continue reading

Sparse lights, crowdfunding and the new creative economy

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Here’s another eminently sensible enterprise using Kickstarter to crowd source funds. Colin and Remmy are San Francsico based designers and entrepreneurs behind ‘Sparse lights’. Taking their urban cycling experience and setting their design… Continue reading

West side story

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Early morning. Monochrome skies. Monochrome park. Headed west of the river for a variation on the theme . Dead leaves carpeted an empty park. At Castle street bridge, a lone rower breaks the… Continue reading

The soul(o) ride

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The sun shone weakly, golden rays struggling to melt the early morning frost. Mist crept along the surface of the river Taff. The wind was having a lie in (it was Sunday morning… Continue reading