We love the Bwlch. It’s always an interesting challenge, but it also offers achingly beautiful views from the top. Best of all, there are three ways to take it on. One route we’ve talked about already, coming from Neath and … Continue reading Back to the Bwlch
Just because there isn’t a short route in the 2016 Velothon Wales, it doesn’t mean that you can’t still ride last year’s route in your spare time. The full 140km Velothon route is quite an undertaking, especially when you take the formidable Tumble into account. We do believe that not holding a shorter route this year is a mistake that only serves to raise the barrier of entry and puts it out of the reach of many of the more casual cyclists among us –the very people we need to encourage. However, the short route at around 30 miles/52km is … Continue reading The Velothon Wales 2015 Short Route
I’ve had my road bike for a little under four years now, but there was a period when it stayed in the garage for at least two years just gathering dust. I rescued it last summer and have been gradually building up my fitness with the goal of completing Velothon Wales in May. As it was a bank holiday on Monday I’d planned a challenging route (for me) and had always wanted to do the Bwlch from the Rhondda valley side after a handful of efforts from Nant-y-Moel over the years on various different bikes. The plan was to set … Continue reading Guest Post: From Radyr to Llantwit Major, via the Bwlch – by Gareth Thomas
This route was so named because we had a hail storm on the return leg when we tried it, but it seemed like a fun name and an homage to 90s popular culture. However, it’s a 73km tour of the … Continue reading Hail to the King, Baby! – A Tour Around the Vale
We took a ride up to the Hengoed viaduct and we thought it would make for a nice circular route for you to try. It’s just under 40km in length and it starts and ends in Taffs Well. Follow Cardiff … Continue reading The Hengoed Loop
We have another fun, incredibly scenic route for you to try before we say goodbye to the warm weather for 2015. Up, up and away If you are looking for somewhere to ride that is both beautiful yet incredibly tough, … Continue reading Neath to Cardiff via the Bwlch
One question that seems to come up a lot is whether or not you can get to Merthyr Tydfil from Cardiff on a road bike using the Taff Trail.
In our humble opinion you can indeed follow the Taff Trail to Merthyr on a road bike, however you will reach a point where some improvisation is necessary.
Continue reading Cardiff to Merthyr Tydfil on the Taff Trail – The Road Bike Question
After taking on a few different routes with our usual Thursday group, we noticed that two of our usual routes could fit together. So, that’s just what we’ve done here. About the route Leaving Cardiff on Albany Road, you head … Continue reading A nice route around Cardiff, Newport, Caerphilly & Pontypridd