Once again the ‘thick’ media have gone nuts about changes to the Highway Code. Some stupid journalists have even claimed that cyclists and pedestrians will, be able to weave across roads, with drivers held responsible for every mishap. This is utter nonsense. Cyclists won’t be all over the place Cyclists should use the centre of the lane, and even then only at certain times, for example approaching junctions or on narrow sections of roads, where a car overtaking would cause danger. This is a change to the code, but it’s not new, or even new guidance. Cyclists have been advised […]
Cycling certainly seems to be on the increase. There are certainly more bike trails these days but how many people actually cycle regularly in Great Britain? Well, a 2017 survey by ‘The British Social Attitudes’ found the following figures for adults over the age of 18: Average frequency of cycling per person, GB 2017 How often? Percentage Millions of people (aged 18+) Every day, or nearly every day 3% 1.7 2/5 days a week 5% 2.4 Once a week 4% 2.0 At least once a month 6% 3.1 Less often than once a month 10% 5.3 Never nowadays 71% 36.2 […]
If Wales is serious about tackling the climate emergency, it has to provide serious funding for active travel. Join us on October 2nd for this year’s Cycle on the Senedd to demand an investment of £20 per head per annum in active travel in Wales and a comprehensive active travel strategy. We will be cycling from Pedal Power in Pontcanna to the Senedd steps where we will lobby Ministers and Assembly Members. Last year over 200 people came to the Senedd to make our case, let’s make sure that this year we have many more! We will be gathering in […]
Cardiff Council are developing proposals for five Cycleways to support and promote cycling for all ages and abilities. The proposed routes will connect communities to major destinations across the city, including the City Centre and Cardiff Bay. Cycleways will provide continuous routes that are intuitive and comfortable to use and separated from motor vehicles and pedestrians where needed. Although the suitability of the term ‘cycle superhighway’ is still in debate, the idea is pretty simple: a continuous path that will provide a safer, faster and more direct journey to and around the city. It is hoped that the cycle superhighway […]
For the last few years a small gang of local ‘Ponty’ cyclists have been brushing away the cobwebs with a short, family-friendly, cycle ride from the Llanover Arms to the Old Bwl pub in Ynysybwl. The outings have been rather infrequent although well attended. All that is about to change though. As of March, the ride will become a permanent fixture. The plan is to do the ride once a month, every month, on the first Sunday of the month. Therefore the first ride will take place on Sunday 3rd March (rain or shine) starting at 11:30am and hopefully finishing […]
Just five days left to support Cycling UK’s call for road justice – add your voice today! Four years ago, the Government recognised that our road traffic laws weren’t working and promised a full review of traffic offences and penalties. Despite an estimated 2200 pedestrian and cyclist deaths since then, we’re still waiting for that review. Instead, they have been consulting solely about cycling offences in England, Wales and Scotland, tinkering at the edges and ignoring the deeper problems with our road traffic laws. An incredible 11,000 people have already added their voice to our call for the cycling offences review […]
The Taff Trail is part of the National Cycle Network (Route 8) and runs for 55 miles (89 km) between Cardiff Bay and the Brecon Beacons National Park. Passing through the towns of Pontypridd and Merthyr Tydfil it is named because it follows the course of the River Taff. Along much of its length, it follows the National Cycle Network Route 8 (Lôn Las Cymru) that continues to Holyhead, and is mostly off-road. Passing through a string of small towns and villages, the Taff Trail offers a healthy and low-cost way to commute to work or university on bike or […]
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