Calm between the storm

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The heavens opened and the rain fell. And fell. And fell. Yesterday evening, 60 mph winds and torrential rain swept across the Welsh capital. Streets were flooded. The city centre was gridlocked. Cycling… Continue reading

Abandoned Part 3

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Was that really necessary?  Why pick on me? I’m not rich with exotic bits. I’m not expensive. I was made to serve, to trundle along, to get from ‘A’ to ‘B’.  It’s low.… Continue reading

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