Daniel

Even though the rain was starting to hammer down, Daniel was still carving a sweet line between cars on his way through town. Riding a fixie with flip flop hub, Daniel explained that he’d bought this colourful steed from a unconventional seller, “yeah” he said, “I bought it secondhand from an old aged pensioner”. Apparently…

Joe

Here’s Joe, cool and cruising through town on his Schwinn Sting-Ray, a modern reincarnation of the original US, and massively successful, bicycle from 1963. Have a look here at the original. That original US-made Schwinn  is pivotal in bicycle history, not just because the idea jumped from the US to the UK to give rise…

Mark and his canine friends

Like Cardiff’s very own dog whisperer, Mark rides around town with his canine friends Freddie (sporting awesome shades) and Brucy (the runner in the cool K9 harness). Riding none handed, Mark was able to carry Freddie on his shoulders and hold Brucy by the lead whilst slaloming his PK “Big” Ripper around shoppers and office…

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…