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 and I’d decided that the 100km or 153km routes would … 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. Continue reading Crossduro 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. Continue reading Epic Rides: Castles & Cathedrals: A Lesson In How To Suffer —By @bendihossan
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 by the local riders to the point where your eyes glaze … 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. Continue reading Epic Rides: Ferryside Fish Foray – A 225Km Audax
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 similar vein, in that it offers AAA (Audax Altitude Award) … 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 from a national park and an entire coastline of blue-flag … Continue reading Epic Rides: Cardiff to New Quay