There's a lot to be said for a good climb, but Llanwonno takes some beating. Not quite an "epic" climb as far as the top 100 list goes, but it sure is a tall task easily accessible from Pontypridd town centre. The route we have for you is around 40KM from Plan2Ride in Tongwynlais, but … Continue reading The Graigwen Road Loop
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 The Nelson Loops
Don't let this route's length fool you. It may only be around 28km, but that includes two stiff climbs that add up to around 500m of ascent. Mercifully, it now includes a bike café after the first climb and some stunning scenery. There's also a very nice pub on the way back down to ground level.
If you fancy a reasonably short ride with a stiff climb, you'll be pleased to know we have one for you. We'd suggest that this was one for the confident cyclist, as there's some time spent on the dual carriageway through Talbot Green, but otherwise it is on normal roads. Once again the start & … Continue reading A Loop Around the Graig
If you are ever in the need for a quick sprint to somewhere for cake & a refreshing beverage, the Seawall Tea Rooms is for you. Just 20 miles from Cardiff Bay, the Seawall Tea Rooms is a flat, easy ride along NCN Route 4 and boy do they love us cyclists. Leaving the Millennium … Continue reading Cardiff Bay to Seawall Tea Rooms
Here's a short, sharp ride for anyone looking for an hour out after dinner. It starts on Newport Road, takes you down to Duffryn in Newport before bringing you back over the hill from Bassaleg to St Mellons and back down Newport Road. The easy bit... This is a 20 mile ride of two halves. … Continue reading The Bassaleg Loop
If you get bored of trying to tackle Caerphilly Mountain from Rhiwbina Hill, or you simply feel the need to make life difficult for yourself, here's a climb and a half for you. From Sophia Gardens, you head north through Llandaff, Radyr, Morganstown, Taffs Well, Treforest Estate and up into Pontypridd. Follow the signs to … Continue reading Eglwysilan and back