Cycling is a beautiful and simple mode of transport. Cycling is liberation from modern stresses. Cycling is an exhilarating sport. It is a beast of burden, a thing of beauty, a tool for mindfulness, a white knuckle ride and a plethora of sensations too multitudinous to mention. On these pages, I’ll post words and images, share art that I’ve stumbled across and write up things that may be of interest. I’ve a weakness for mud, cobbles, singlespeeds, haiku and a photography habit that hopelessly distracts.
Enjoy your visit and your cycling (even more).
Simon, December 2016
I’m a former General Manager of Odoni-Elwell a manufacturer of cycle storage solutions in the UK and a freelance cycle policy advisor and writer. I race cyclo-cross and mountain bikes for Cardiff JIF spending most of the autumn and winter months splattered in mud in the Welsh Cyclo-cross league. I’ve written the odd article elsewhere and have been published in Boneshaker magazine and the Ride Journal. Occasionally one of my images pops up on a website and I’m always happy to share (if credited). When I’m not commuting, writing, racing or riding for leisure, I’m also part of the kids coaching setup of my club and a cyclo-cross commissaire; I feel its important to contribute back to the sport/hobby/pastime that you love.