Omar

Omar was on the way home when we caught up with him, looking dapper and riding a wonderfully elegant and practical Dutchie bicycle. Although based in London, Dutchie bicycles are made in Holland, that age old epicentre of cycling. Bravo Omar, for bringing some cycling style to our streets.

Tom

Really this was no set up. Tom was riding is unicycle outside The Live Lounge and handing out leaflets for their evening events when we caught up with him. Tom and I chatted for a while – he’s currently training himself to code computer games, but in the meantime he’s making ends meet by leafleting…

Gweithdy: Bicycle Workshop

Dan is a wizard mechanic on a mission to restore, recycle and bring back to life old bicycles that have seen better days, but which are full of potential. Take his own bicycle, a rare Danish bicycle that’s at least 60+ years old, but now decked out with V brakes and a smooth single speed…

Phil

Phil is one of the original founders of the bike renovation outfit Punk Bikes in Cardiff. Now he’s moved on to new opportunities. When we caught up with Phil he was riding home after another busy day as a barber in Cathays. But the main thing is he’s still super into cycling. Having gone through loads…

Anette

Anette is like a glimpse into a cycling future – a future where it’s common place to take your children to playgroup on two wheels and trailer rather than have them cocooned in a massive car like protective armour. From Germany, but now happily living in Cardiff, Anette isn’t just an environmentally conscious mum – check out…

#2 Delivery! Kate

Kate is a super talented illustrator who also runs the Lufkin Coffee bicycle delivery service from their roasting HQ and cafe in Pontcanna. Kate moved to Cardiff after living in France for 6 months, and chose the city because of the amazing potential to do good here – a place where there’s loads of opportunities to…

Jane

Jane is no stranger to Cardiff Cycle Chic, having been featured a few years ago. Now in winter, Jane’s still cycling in her wonderfully flamboyant way. With an eye for style, Jane is weathering the winter with a colourful outfit, scarf and leather jacket, and a bicycle adorned with bright yellow panniers. But it’s her future…

Jeremie

Only yesterday did Jeremie pick up his new shining black utility bicycle with double top tube, coaster brake and sturdy front rack. Bought from a guy who restored the bicycle in Splott, Jeremie is still getting a little used to the ride of this old beauty. “This is for rides to the pub” he says, and what a…

#1 Delivery! Deliveroo

We’re seeing more and more bicycle deliveries on the streets of Cardiff, so over the coming months we’re going to try and capture the people that take the things we need from place to place under pedal power. Take John, Ewan and Ryan waiting for their next job to take hot food to anxiously hungry…

Carl

The fisherman and his bicycle. When you think about it, we’ve probably all seen guys riding to the local river or seafront with rods strapped to the top tubes of their bicycle. And Carl’s no different. Carl used to have a car to make these journeys, but  as he says “cars are so expensive”. “Get…

An evening with Emily Chappell

Cardiff Cycle Chic and Cardiff Cyclist (@CDFcyclist) hosts an evening book launch with Emily Chappell, whose debut book “What goes around” has just been published by Faber and Faber. Come and hear Emily’s talk on her exploits as a bicycle courier in London, and her travels on a fatbike in Alaska, transcontinental racing and journey…

Cec

Cec has had a colourful life. Now, almost 60 years old and comfortable in a modern hostel in Cardiff city centre, his bicycle is an important part of his daily life, transporting him to places around the city with a renewed freedom. Cec’s current bicycle, a Barracuda is his pride and joy. His bike has also had some recent…