Last year I discovered the L'étape Wales, AKA: The Dragon Ride, and decided I would like to ride it. It was too short notice at the time to take part so I made sure to mark it in the calendar for 2018 so I wouldn't miss out. There's an abundance of routes to choose from … Continue reading The Dragon Ride: Going Big (and then going home) —by @bendihossan
In April this year our friend Nic from Velo Adventures Cardiff took part in a 300Km off-road race from north to south Wales.
Not every day is a good day on the bike. Sometimes your body just won't cooperate, but that won't stop your ride, or the challenge, being any less epic.
Whilst our friend Gareth may not be a fan of the 100 Greatest Climbs books, including the Welsh one, Cycling Climbs of Wales, sometimes there is adventure to be had in just seeking out one of these climbs. Certainly, Gareth does have a point. The trouble with any popular climb is that it can be over-used … Continue reading Epic Rides: In search of a Great Welsh Climb
As a route it was one in two distinct halves, with the first half being a little hilly but beautiful in places and the second half being a fairly forgettable slog through urban sprawl. However, the controls were a definite ray of sunshine.
We are spoilt for choice where 200km Randonnees are concerned, with one leaving Cardiff most months. However our 100km events are much harder to come by, yet all seem to have one thing in common --hills. Lots and lots of hills. We've already talked about the Cambrian 1K and the Trefil Travail is in a … Continue reading Epic Rides: The Trefil Travail 100Km Audax
Whilst circular routes certainly have their place, sometimes you want to get on your bike just to end up somewhere else. Fortunately for us we're already in one of the most beautiful countries on this planet and we are spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing where to go. We're a stones throw away … Continue reading Epic Rides: Cardiff to New Quay
Well, we did warn you there was another Audax post on the way. This one may be a fraction over 200Km, but it represents quite a good entry point for the budding randonneur. Dr Foster's Summer Saunter is an annual event, usually held around the beginning of August. It has a winter version as well, … Continue reading Dr Foster’s Summer Saunter – A Flat-ish 200km Audax
Before we go to great lengths to tell you about yet another Audax, perhaps it is time we spent some time explaining exactly what an Audax is and why you might want to try one. If you want to test yourself there's a lot of mileage (arf!) to be had from the sportive scene. They're … Continue reading Audax Explained…
'We're not doing this again', said my wife as she caught me wincing as I lifted my fully packed bike bag for the first time - before we'd even left the house... Last year I rather rashly entered myself for the now annual Prudential Ride London 100. It was championed by Boris as a legacy … Continue reading Guest Post! RideLondon 2016 – by Steve Castle