Back in March we wrote about the various resources available for planning your own routes. It can be tremendous fun trying to link some of the places you want to go to with good roads to get you there. However, it doesn't always go to plan. Sometimes the road is very different in nature to... Continue Reading →
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.
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... Continue Reading →
Well, we did warn you there was another Audax post on the way. This one may be a fraction over 200Km, but it represents quite a good entry point for the budding randonneur. Dr Foster's Summer Saunter is an annual event, usually held around the beginning of August. It has a winter version as well,... Continue Reading →
It may have been beautiful --Wales just is, but what on Earth possessed us to do this ride we don't know. It may have only been 100Km, which on the back of a couple of 200Km rides doesn't sound much, but the Devil is in the detail. Perhaps we should start by explaining what the... Continue Reading →
A far cry from the crowds and meticulous organisation of the Velothon just a week earlier, an Audax is nearly always a low-key affair. Paris-Brest-Paris is as glamorous as it gets for those of the randonneuring persuasion. This, you could say is Cardiff-Midford-Cardiff, but that doesn’t have quite the same ring to it. It was... Continue Reading →
Spring days were made for this. Beautiful, sunny weather, historic landmarks and epic climbs. This was a day that we covered around 190km, climbed over 2,500 metres and burned around 12,000 calories between us. However, it was an opportunity to try out an Audax route (well, at least part of it) that our friend David... Continue Reading →