Giro Di Lombardia Cycle art

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Giro Di Lombardia 70s style cycle art from Caleb Kozlowski. Simple, effective and modern in a very ‘Retro-Olympian’ kind of way. Caleb’s poster is available for sale here. The 2014 Giro Di Lombardia starts… Continue reading

The Bristol Print festival and handmade bikes

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I love this excellent short film about the Bristol Print festival. Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’ll have noticed the increasing dovetailing of cycling and art/literature. There are now some very… Continue reading

Modal choice – moving, reflecting, photography

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  I’ve been forced onto other modes of transport recently. The train carries me from Cardiff to London. The car, from Cardiff to the Odoni-Elwell factory in Newport. I always feel slightly cheated,… Continue reading

Pothole the shape – size? – of Wales

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Spotted a pothole the shape of Wales in Penarth today. Nearly the bloody size of it too. pic.twitter.com/dLbSce2iP6 — CycleStuffblog (@CycleStuffblog) May 23, 2014 Discovered during my lunch time training session in Penarth… Continue reading

70s Raleigh cycle art

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“Down boy!” Love this very, very 70s ad from Nottingham’s finest. Only on a single speed Raleigh can you outrun a sprinting lion whilst telling him off. Comical. A BBC article about these… Continue reading

Why should kids cycle?

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Why should kids cycle? Because it’s fun. They can slog uphill then whizz downhill, legs splayed, screaming ‘whhheeeeeeee!’ at the tops of their voices. Bacause it’s healthy. They could spend hours in front… Continue reading

The voodoo doll

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    Somebody spotted it. I can’t remember who. I just remember where. And when. Nobody could forget a thing like that. Is that….. I…..I……Don’t know It….It looks….. Yes….. We stood at some… Continue reading

20 is the new 30

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Ninian Road, Roath, Cardiff. 20 is the new 30. Quite right too. Roath is a busy, vibrant neighbourhood, with parks, treelined streets, the sort of place where a child might dash out as… Continue reading

Bleach wash stone face

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Dried riverbed. Bleach washed stone face. Dusty trig point vantage. Cool forest descent. City spreadeagled along the Channel’s lap. It might read like a random selection of words, but these were the experiences… Continue reading

Summertime

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  One of these morningsYou’re going to rise up singingThen you’ll spread your wingsAnd you’ll take to the sky… Summertime by Gershwin. 1935 Glorious conditions. The sun descends over the Kingsway in Cardiff… Continue reading