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…

Handlebar Barista

Handlebar Barista is Cardiff’s first mobile coffee trike, selling fresh Italian coffee around the streets of Cardiff. Today, the coffee trike was in the capable hands of Kieren, who rocked up to a street corner in the centre of Cardiff and was ready to make delicious coffee in no time at all. The secret was the coffee…

Adam & Wang Yu

Adam and Wang Yu were conspicuous by their candy coloured Bromptons as they walked down Bute Street earlier today. Visiting Cardiff, Adam and Wang Yu are from Shanghai, having been sent by Hearst Magazines in China on a multi-week series of mini adventures around the UK, including personally borrowing Bromptons from Andrew Ritchie (the owner of Brompton…

Jim

Jim was a little shell shocked when we met him. He’d just come out of an interview which hadn’t gone very well – we all know that feeling. It had turned out that the company was a bit of a scam, leaving Jim really let down after all his efforts. Jim, a musician, was glad…

Adrian

Adrian is mad about custom bikes. This one, constructed by welding two mountain bikes together, has had a bit of a Christmas makeover with 100 feet of fairy lights. But what Adrian really wants is a custom made trailer where he can mount some boom box speakers and spread some big beats around Cardiff’s streets. Rock…

Cat

Smiling in the late summer sunshine, Cat’s riding the perfect bicycle for our city and still she gets to wear a pretty floral dress. Magic!