Whilst we are not exactly overflowing with safe cycle routes here in Cardiff, one that we do have is the Ely Trail. From the Cardiff side of the Pont-y-Werin Bridge it is possible to get to the Museum of Welsh … Continue reading The Ely Trail to St Fagans
Here’s a great little ride for someone looking for a climb or two. It starts and ends in Tongwynlais, but goes all the way up to Nelson. Along the way you’ll face a couple of climbs, but as climbs go … Continue reading The Nelson Loops
March 1st is St David’s Day here in Wales. The good news is, for 2016 CADW is to open a number of its historic castles and monuments to the public for free. Many of Wales’s heritage sites are to open up for free this St David’s Day (1 March 2016), as visitors are given the opportunity to explore and enjoy Cadw sites across the country without charge. Source: Welsh heritage sites to open for free on St David’s Day Unfortunately, Cardiff Castle isn’t on the list because it is run by Cardiff Council, but Castell Coch and Caerphilly Castle are. … Continue reading St David's Day…by bike!
Visible from most of Cardiff and sat smack-bang on the Taff Trail, Castell Coch is an excellent place to take the bike. However, can you park your bike when you get there? The answer is yes. There’s three Sheffield stands to the right of the castle –enough space for six bicycles and allowing you to park up securely & take a look around this impressive 19th Century Neo-Gothic building. We’ve added them to OpenStreetMap for easy reference. There’s also a cafe just to the left of the main entrance, should you feel the need for some sustenance after the somewhat brutal … Continue reading Castell Coch, Tongwynlais
St Fagans is not just the default place to take friends and family from out-of-town, it’s also the source of the finest Welshcakes I’ve eaten. Fortunately, they also cater for cyclists and they are sat virtually on the Ely Trail. You may lock your bike to one of our sheltered bike racks at the main entrance, in our patrolled car park. Lockers are available on request for people wishing to store equipment and are provided for a returnable deposit of £2.00. Please ask at the main entrance desk. Source: Location | National Museum Wales I’m not sure how many racks … Continue reading St Fagans Natural History Museum – Bicycle Parking