Whilst it has its critics, the Taff Trail is a fairly accessible way to traverse Cardiff from north to south. However, those travelling east to west are out of luck…or are they?
This is where YOU come in. We would like to call on the combined knowledge of Cardiff’s cyclists to find a reasonably safe & pleasant way to get from one side of Cardiff to the other.
- The starting point will be the Village Inn in Pontprennau –the centre of one of Cardiff’s newest areas of urban sprawl in the east of Cardiff.
- The destination is the Welsh Folk museum in St Fagans — a great place to go with the family and the home of the best Welshcakes we’ve ever had. It’s also near Culverhouse Cross and another major residential area.
The obvious stipulation is that you can’t use the A48 and should ideally stick to roads with a speed limit no higher than 30mph where no off-road path exists. Residential streets are ideal here.
Consider that sometimes the most direct routes will be those with the heaviest traffic at peak times –this is where your local knowledge comes in. Ask yourself, would I send a loved one down this road on a bike?
The current Enfys map suggests routes into the centre of Cardiff to where the “hub” will be, but this in itself is a very busy circuit around the main commercial centre, but may be useful as a starting point.
If you’d like to have a crack at this, you can either comment below with a link to your Strava or Garmin Connect route or activity, or try to come up with something on the mapping website of your choice, as long as there is a public link we can all see.
We’ll even try out some of the better suggestions! Have fun and, if you decide to try any of these routes out, it’s at your own risk, obviously. There’s no time limit for this, but we’re hopeful it’ll generate some useful discussion and insight.