Highway Code Update

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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 […]

How many people cycle and how often?

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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 […]

Cycle on the Senedd 2019 – Ride & Lobby

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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 […]

Hadrian’s Cycleway and Coast 2 Coast

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Welsh writer and poet Dave Lewis has just completed a week-long cycle across the north of England. He covered 275 miles, completed two iconic cycling trails: Hadrian’s Cycleway and the Sea to Sea / Coast to Coast (C2C) and has just published a book of his adventures. In the past Dave has cycled the famous Land’s End to John o’ Groats challenge (back in 2005) and also created a circuit of Wales, after which he set up ‘Wales Trails’ in 2016. ‘Dave’s third cycling adventure is another little gem for fans of amateur cycling memoirs. Following on from the success […]

Leisure Bikes

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We are proud to be a family run business and we have been since 1981! Our business truly is like one big family; because of the close relationships between the Noy brothers (the founders of LLB), managers and staff it means that each of our stores is influenced and run by the staff that work there. You will experience a different flavour of our company in every one of our stores and get a personal experience from staff that are passionate about riding and working for us! We now have two generations of the Noy family working throughout Leisure Lakes […]

Cardiff Cycle Plans

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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 […]

Family Cycle Ride

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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 […]

Farmers Denies Driving off in Tractor After Collision with Cyclist

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A north Pembrokeshire farmer has appeared before Haverfordwest magistrates court on January 3rd, accused of failing to stop his tractor after a road accident – charges in which he denies. Haydn Williams of Pontfaen, previously pleaded not guilty to the charge, along with not guilty pleas for two other charges; failing to report the accident to police and driving the vehicle without due care and attention. The Road Traffic Act of 1998 states quite clearly that it is the ‘Duty of driver to stop, report accident and give information or documents.’ Driving without due care and attention carries a penalty […]

Road Justice

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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 […]

Taff Trail

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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 […]

Bike blogs

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Bike Rumor All the best cycling news, reviews, rumors and tech, covering all the latest road, mountain, commuter bicycles and gear, plus advocacy, events, in-depth reviews and provide all the bike news and info you might actually care about. Frequency – 30+ posts per week Website bikerumor.com Australian Cycling Blogs Founded in 2008, CyclingTips is an Australian-based website that seeks to share the beauty of cycling and to inspire cyclists of all levels to become better and more knowledgeable riders.We publish news, tech reviews, interviews, feature articles and tips (of course) about everything from the science of cycling through to […]


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