St David’s day cycle art

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Happy St David’s day. Being a Welshman, its only appropriate that some space is given to our patron saint. Famous for making ‘superfluous’ hills (hills can never be superfluous if you’re an off-road cyclist) and living an… Continue reading

Cycle success or infrastructure failure?

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I saw this sign yesterday. It was stuck to the corrugations of a roller shutter door on an office block in central Cardiff. I was torn down the middle. Half of me  –… Continue reading

Out and about in Cardiff

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Out and about in Cardiff, armed with a bicycle, a Canon, a photography remit (B&W abstracts) and a determination to enjoy the urban landscape (a mission sooo much easier by bike).   If… Continue reading

Plaudits to Becky James

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Slightly belated, but huge congratulations to Becky James for her performances at the World track championships. 4 medals in total:  Gold in the sprint and keirin, bronze in the team sprint and 500m time… Continue reading

21st century turbo man

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There’s very little that’s 21st century about my turbo training. I sit on an ancient Tacx trainer, devoid of electronic feedback and plough a lonely, hurty furrow. Nothing – but nothing – beats… Continue reading

Cycle art in the city

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Can you argue with these sentiments? I can’t. Cycle art by Changethethought (for Denver Artctank 2010 and sadly all sold out).

A brace of Boneshakers

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I was away in London today when a small brown parcel dropped through the letterbox and awaited my return. It was issue 11 of beautiful Boneshaker, that soulful Bristolian – yet undeniably global… Continue reading

Cyclist on Oxford St

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Oxford St, near exit of Ramilies St. Feb 2013 A cyclist scythes past the tourist tat and whizzes through the traffic on Oxford St. Factoring in all the other little hold-ups associated with… Continue reading

The close call and unlikely apology

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Riding West toward Cardiff Central Station. Slight head wind, but golden sun adequate compensation. I’m stopped at the lights  watching the traffic gliding along the roller coaster slopes of the link road overpass. Lights change:… Continue reading

Abandoned Part 9

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Oh dear. I really don’t think that was the plan.  lock one wheel to some scaffolding, Return to scaffolding and one wheel. Locking only one wheel is a very bad idea indeed. Positioning… Continue reading