Epic Rides: In search of a Great Welsh Climb

Whilst our friend Gareth may not be a fan of the 100 Greatest Climbs books, including the Welsh one, Cycling Climbs of Wales, sometimes there is adventure to be had in just seeking out one of these climbs. Certainly, Gareth does have a point. The trouble with any popular climb is that it can be over-used … Continue reading Epic Rides: In search of a Great Welsh Climb

Route: The Short, Sharp Shock

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

Guest Post: Not another 100 Climbs – by @GarethEnticott

I have a confession. I don't like the series of 100 Greatest Climbs books, particularly the new Wales book. Its nothing personal, but it's a couple of things. Increasingly I don't like the fetishisation of the climb. It might work in the Alps where riding up the Galibier might take most of your day, but … Continue reading Guest Post: Not another 100 Climbs – by @GarethEnticott

Epic Rides: The Trefil Travail 100Km Audax

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 Epic Rides: The Trefil Travail 100Km Audax

Epic Rides: Cardiff to New Quay

Whilst circular routes certainly have their place, sometimes you want to get on your bike just to end up somewhere else. Fortunately for us we're already in one of the most beautiful countries on this planet and we are spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing where to go. We're a stones throw away … Continue reading Epic Rides: Cardiff to New Quay

Epic Rides: Cambrian 1K Permanent

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 Epic Rides: Cambrian 1K Permanent

Guest Post: The Bwlch & The Rhigos – A Rite of Passage – By Gareth Thomas

The Bwlch and the Rhigos are seen as somewhat of a right of passage by many cyclists in South Wales. By which, of course, I mean the Bwlch AND the Rhigos, not one or the other. As part of my ongoing, incremental training plan I decided to have a bash at these last Saturday. I … Continue reading Guest Post: The Bwlch & The Rhigos – A Rite of Passage – By Gareth Thomas