The Ely Trail to St Fagans

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 Life without dealing with too much traffic. However, it's not exactly well signposted, unless you... Continue Reading →

Epic Climbs in South Wales

A sense of perspective can be a double-edged sword at times. When we started cycling, climbs like those featured in our Most Challenging Climbs post were indeed challenging. Then we met some epic climbs and all that changed. There's a book that you may be interested in called 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs. It's only about £6... Continue Reading →

The Nelson Loops

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 they're not that bad. One is Heol-y-Fforest towards Caerphilly and the other is Senghenydd. The... Continue Reading →

Plan2Ride bicycle cafe, Tongwynlais

Good news everyone! Tongwynlais now has a bicycle cafe, thoroughly stuffing up our assertion that Tongwynlais doesn't make enough of its prime location on the Taff Trail. We are particularly excited about Plan2Ride, being based up this neck of the woods it makes this an excellent place to congregate before a ride, or to grab... Continue Reading →

Supporting your Local Bike Shop…

Your local bike shop is a tremendous resource, not just for new bikes and parts but for their local knowledge and ongoing support, right on your doorstep. These days it is easy to find deals online that could save you some money on new clothes, accessories or even a new bike. However, doing so requires a... Continue Reading →

Llandough Hospital – Bike Parking

Good news! Further to our previous post about the University Hospital of Wales, the Cardiff & Vale Health Board's twitterers came up with a map for Llandough as well. So, there's some outside the main entrance and across the road by the Llanfair Unit. There's also some in the new multi-storey car park. The actual... Continue Reading →

Forest Tea Rooms, Tongwynlais

With the Taff Trail being such a well-worn path, it's surprising that there's a lack of commercial activity trying to take advantage of it, at least through Cardiff. However, every so often, something interesting turns up. Forest Tea Rooms is set just off Heol-y-Fforest (it's the next left after the castle as you head up... Continue Reading →

Castell Coch, Tongwynlais

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? There are 3 stands at Castle Coch, providing secure storage for 6 bikes The answer is yes. There's three Sheffield stands to the... Continue Reading →

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