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Cycling commuter wins Sustrans video award


A commuter in Cardiff has won a UK-wide competition to make a short film about the National Cycle Network.

Steve Castle from Penarth was chosen as the winner in the over 18s category of the contest run by the charity Sustrans.

He was inspired by the opening of the Pont y Werin bridge between Cardiff and Penarth which has made it easier for him to commute by bike.

"I'm new to cycling to work but once I started I really enjoyed it and now I'm a total convert," he said.

"Cardiff is a small city and so easy to get across by bike. It's so enjoyable - and a lot less hassle than trying to get a car around.

"Even over the winter I've kept it up - the rain isn't great but it's still not as bad as you think."

"I never thought I would win - it was just a lot of fun to do. I hope it shows other people how enjoyable and easy it can be to commute by bike."

Video courtesy of Steve Castle and Sustrans


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