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 somewhere a couple of cyclists could go that wasn’t too challenging before returning to the cafe for a cuppa. Now, “challenging” is a subjective term as everyone sits somewhere on a sliding scale of experience and fitness, but aside from staying on the Taff Trail … 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 to speak of and the route to places like Llanrumney and beyond will usually involve Rover Way or Newport Road. It’s not a fun ride at the best of times. However, there is a way to navigate the maze that is Tremorfa and Splott to … 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 it may only be 18km long, it has a sting in the tail as you climb up into Pentyrch and onto the Garth, before descending into Gwaelod-y-Garth and back towards Radyr. From the Taff Trail, you can access the route from either Radyr Station, or … Continue reading The St Fagans Loop
Our east-west route is still a work in progress, but this winter we’ve also found travelling from north to south particularly challenging too. For whatever reason, most likely austerity, the off-road cycle paths and pavements are not being gritted this … Continue reading Taff Trail Alternatives – Winter Edition
Whilst it has its critics, the Taff Trail is a fairly accessible way to traverse Cardiff from north to south. However, those travelling east to west are out of luck…or are they? This is where YOU come in. We would like to call on the combined knowledge of Cardiff’s cyclists to find a reasonably safe & pleasant way to get from one side of Cardiff to the other. The starting point will be the Village Inn in Pontprennau –the centre of one of Cardiff’s newest areas of urban sprawl in the east of Cardiff. The destination is the Welsh Folk … Continue reading The Cardiff By Bike East-West Challenge!