Jeremy

Only yesterday did Jeremy 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, Jeremy is still getting a little used to the ride of this old beauty. “This is for rides to the pub” he says, and what…

#1 Delivery!

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…

Drew

Drew believes in a better city – one where cyclists aren’t given the leftover scraps of urban space, squeezed out by cars in every direction. Drew helps run Cardiff Cycle City, a movement, rather than an organisation, bringing different individuals and groups together in one common vision: to make Cardiff the best cycling city in the…

Slim

Sitting like a guy with the world at his feet, “Slim” spends his time sitting on this telecoms box in Canton drinking cans and surveying his domain. Slim uses his BMX to ride the few miles from Ely to this lookout perch most days, where he waits for his mates. “I prefer mountain bikes” he says, whilst…

Wanda

Wanda is a writer from Montreal in Canada, where she says there’s lots of people riding practical bicycles just like hers. Montreal is one of Canada’s most cycle-culture rich cities, which since the 1970s has been taking direct action onto the streets to make cycling a little better, year after year.

Dean

Dean loves bikes. As a kid he was a BMX’er. Now he’s homeless, sleeping in shop doorways and hiding what stuff he has in the street bin cabinets, underneath the bin bags. Chucked out of care a few months ago he’s got nothing to do except ride a tiny kids bike that he pulled out…

Ben

Ben personifies the problem we all have in the UK at this time of the year. With our weather constantly shifting from cold to warm it’s impossible to know what to wear. Peering out of the curtains at the darkness of the morning doesn’t necessarily help, so it best to cover all eventualities – just…

Alex

Alex was bravely fighting the wind and rain on his way home by bicycle. A newly graduated student at Cardiff University’s School of Journalism, Alex was brimming with enthusiasm. Why? He’d just secured a job as a journalist in Istanbul, Turkey, which he plans to do for a few years before heading back into academia to…

Mark

Mark is another cyclist braving the evening rain. An English teacher, Mark was very distinctive riding his unique Strida bicycle. Strida is a portable, belt-driven, folding bicycle with a distinctive ‘A’-shaped collapsible frame, designed by UK engineer and designer Mark Sanders. Emerging from Mark Sander’s Masters Degree at Imperial College London, and the Royal College…