All, just a quick message to wish you all a Merry Christmas and that 2020 is a great one for you. I don't want to jinx it, but some motivation has returned here and I'm looking forward to getting some more riding and writing in over the coming year. Deals We've been a bit quiet … Continue reading A Happy Christmas from Cardiff By Bike…
Armed with a GoPro I took a ride around a loop we talked about way back in 2018 called Easy Does It.
Good news everyone! In the new year we are planning to create ride videos. Ever on the lookout for something to get ones teeth into, video production seems like a particularly meaty thing to do.
One of the surprising discoveries of this new focus on the rough stuff is that my buddies seem to be up for it too. Today we are talking about a route that our good friend Drew came up with.
Taking some inspiration from our road route the Short Sharp Shock, we've come up with an off-road alternative for those of you who like to feel the mud in your hair.
Sometimes you need to get out for a training ride, but you don't have a lot of time. It could be at the end of the working day, or you could be fitting rides in between family or work commitments. This route has a few slightly unpleasant junctions to navigate, which is why we can't … Continue reading Route: The Short, Sharp Shock
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 The Ely Trail to St Fagans
There's a lot to be said for an epic adventure, but sometimes the time isn't right, or you don't yet have the confidence to take one on. How about a short one instead? Whilst out for a quick coffee and a short bimble on the bike this morning, a customer at the cafe asked about … Continue reading The "Easy" Cafe Loop
With news of the A4232 extension finally getting underway, it got us thinking about how we can get to the east of Cardiff by bike. The beast of the east Cycle links to the east of the city, as we've already discussed is a bit of a sore subject. There's not a lot of infrastructure … Continue reading Route Hack: Avoiding Rover Way…
Here's a nice little loop that's easily accessible from the Taff Trail, but may be of interest to anyone in Radyr, Pentyrch, Fairwater or anywhere else along the route. It takes in the Museum of Welsh Life, which has bike parking, a cafe & some fine Welshcakes (see where we're going with this...). However, whilst … Continue reading The St Fagans Loop