Get on your bike in 2018! Come along to a free event this Saturday, January 20

January 15, 2018 at 11:06 AM

Call to 'Get on your bike!' for short journeys

In January many people make resolutions about getting fit or joining a gym but if they can build in short journeys by bike to their everyday lives they will get free exercise and help cut pollution and congestion too.

That's why I'm holding a free event at Whitchurch Rugby Club this Saturday (January 20) to encourage you to get ‘on your bike’ this year when you make short journeys.

There will be tips and talks about cycling short distances – whether for commuting, the school run or shopping – and you can drop in at any point during the morning. Free tea and coffee will be available.

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Julie Morgan said:

"I want to encourage ‘everyday’ cycling – we need to make it a normal part of our lives in Cardiff, as it is in other European cities like Amsterdam, Paris or London. We have the council’s new bike hire scheme, and many people own a bike already – they just need a bit of encouragement to think about using it for short journeys. This is something everyone can do, whatever their age, and you don’t need special gear for it.”

Programme for Julie Morgan's free cycling event on January 20

  • The event is at Whitchurch Rugby Club from 10am to 1.30pm on Saturday January 20
  • There will be talks by ‘ordinary’ bike commuters as well as cycling organisations, the police, a council representative and public health officials.
  • There will also be an opportunity to try out electric bikes, get your bike security marked and to join in a ‘social ride’ after the event.
  • For more information please call 029 2061 4577 or turn up on the day. Free tea and coffee at the event.


  • 10am Welcome
  • 10:20 Cardiff Council's plans for cycling in the city - Cllr Caro Wild
  • 10:50 Practical tips for commuting to work - Cathy Owen, Media Wales
  • 11:20 Changing the school run - Simon Nurse
  • 11:50 Urban design for better cycling - Steve Brooks / Lindsey Brown (Sustrans Cymru)
  • 12:20 Cycling for health - Anne Phillips (Public Health Wales)
  • 12:50 - Grab a place on the social ride if you are up for it!