Owen

Owen was hanging out in the city centre waiting for his next ‘Stuart’ delivery – the latest delivery company to hit our streets. What’s different with Stuart is that they are more courier company orientated than Deliveroo or UberEats, which obviously focus on food. Maybe that’s why Owen recently switched to Stuart, which as he…

Josh

If it wasn’t for a set of lights on red, we’d have never caught up with Josh as he sped along, riding his vintage renovation single speed from Punk Bikes. “It’s a paint job straight from a Ducati” he tells me. “Apparently Punk Bikes had a guy restoring a Ducati motorbike, and there was paint…

Frosty

For Frosty, creativity, self expression and fashion are very important. As a key part of the DiffThreads community, a collection of artists making handmade clothes and other wares, Frosty spends his time, as he says “making good money” riding for deliveroo four days a week, and spending the rest of his time doing what matters to him…

Stanley

Stanley is the man behind Cardiff Hot Dogs, the tricycle-based purveyor of that New York inspired street food known the world over – the hot dog. Self-funded, Stanley’s tricycle spans the world, as he explained “The tricycle is sourced from China, but the hot dog stand is genuine – it’s all the way from the…

Simon

Simon’s part of the Cardiff Mess Life (CML) crew, the messenger group who are at the centre of the fixed gear and alley cat scene in Cardiff. Riding alleycats like the “Tin Foil Hat Cat”, “Egg it or race” and the “F**k Brexit alleycat”, CML have even attracted the attention of Channel 4 TV who…

Johnny

Johnny has been working billboards in Cardiff for over 20 years. In the early days, Johnny used to dress up as a teenager and rode his BMX around the city early in the morning, pretending to be a paperboy. “I never got caught” he says, “not like the guys that went around in vans. The…

Marta

Like a wonderful flash of silvery light, Marta sped past on her beautiful steel single speed from Brick Lane Bikes in Shoreditch, London. On such a sunny day she was like a spark of energy dancing through the confusion that’s the city centre, full of cars, people and obstacles in all directions. This isn’t Marta’s…

Justin

Justin caught our eye with his black bike, bright red tyres and orange jumper, which Justin agreed “did clash a bit!”. Off home towards Grangetown after work, Justin enthusiastically talked over his bike, a restoration project that used parts he’d bought, salvaged and put together to create a laid back and unique urban machine. Justin…

Cherry and Lola

Cherry and super cute dog Lola are clearly the best of friends. Lola is probably wondering where her seat is on the bike. Time for a cute dog basket perhaps? Either way little Lola’s certainly a bike friendly size – a super portable canine for two wheeled transport. What could be better!     So…

Khalid

Khalid was riding through the city centre with a flow that comes from a chilled attitude and confident handling skills as he wove his full sus’ Giant through the busy shoppers. He’s quite the dude…Cheers, Khalid

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…