The Cardiff commuting – half – week

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The Hayes, Monday.  I’m currently working at the London Bike Show, so it’s an abbreviated commuting week; another blighted with unsettled weather and the occasional glimpse of sunny loveliness. Over here, I’m underground,… Continue reading

London bike show

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Tomorrow – subject to trains running on time, swimming across flooded fields, surfing tidal surges etc. –  I will mostly be at the London bike show. I’ll be stood on stand LB521 talking… Continue reading

The road to Roubaix

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The Road to Roubaix is paved with mud and grit and puddles and hail. There’s no escaping Belgian conditions, even if you’ve escaped Belgium. Wind whips around my chainrings. Hail leathers the peak… Continue reading

Celebration of the bicycle – cycle art

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Superb poster created by Joe Twelmyer for ‘A Celebration of the Bicycle’ hosted by Bikeworks of Sylvania, Ohio. You can see more of Joe’s work here. 

Cycling around the dock of the bay

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The sun finally came out. Fully. Extensively. Showering the soggy fields that surround the city and peppering the streets with champagne light. It felt like a rare treat. One hour of slowly meandering… Continue reading

The Cardiff commuting week

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The Hayes, Cardiff Another stormy week in the Welsh capital (barring the very occasional blast of welcome, glorious sunshine). #CDF_Cycle_Commute_Report on twitter. Strong Southerly winds and occasional sunbeams lend Monday a spring like air.… Continue reading

Speedier cyclists are better looking?

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Speedier cyclists are better looking. FACT (BBC article here). Darwinian processes have facilitated this and some very bright people in white coats have agreed on it as a plausible hypothesis and published it… Continue reading

Abandoned Part 26

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We’re in this together. You and I.  I won’t leave you now.  Not now.  Not now that the council have labelled you for removal.  After you’ve been picked like carrion and your owner’s… Continue reading

The pothole

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Potholes. Everywhere. Big, deep, hard, empty, potholes. That’s two weeks on the pop I’ve been undone by tarmac. Or rather the absence of it. One minute you’re whizzing along, wind at your back,… Continue reading

Dodgy commuting weather…..as word cloud

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Following an excellent suggestion from Arwyn Harris via Twitter, here’s the last 4 weeks of dodgy Cardiff commuting weather as a word cloud. #CDF_CYCLE_COMMUTE_REPORT forms the basis for the cloud. With thanks to… Continue reading