Greener Grangetown and the Rainscape Project…

Interesting things are afoot in Grangetown, with a scheme to better manage rainwater and make the area “cleaner and greener”. Streets running between Taff Embankment and Corporation Road, as well as Taff Embankment are to receive a facelift that includes porous paving, planters and swales that will filter and clean rainwater before passing it into the Taff, instead of pumping it across to the Vale … Continue reading Greener Grangetown and the Rainscape Project…

Weekend closures for Taff Mead Embankment Railway Bridge

Taff Trail users take note! Network Rail is closing the underpass linking the Taff Mead Embankment stretch of the Trail with Fitzhamon Embankment. The closures will be for the next two weekends, the 22nd and 29th October. Network Rail has told residents it will mean the pedestrian walkway underneath the bridge – also part of the Taff Trail – will be closed “for approximately 24 … Continue reading Weekend closures for Taff Mead Embankment Railway Bridge

Winter is coming…

Now that the woolly gloves have now been taken out of their summer-long siesta, we need to keep one eye on the colder, darker months that lay ahead. We are likely to face another winter like last winter, where Cardiff’s sole off-road cycle routes become not just dark but icy too. However, before the first icy night we’re also going to have a few months of … Continue reading Winter is coming…

St David's Day…by bike!

March 1st is St David’s Day here in Wales. The good news is, for 2016 CADW is to open a number of its historic castles and monuments to the public for free. Many of Wales’s heritage sites are to open up for free this St David’s Day (1 March 2016), as visitors are given the opportunity to explore and enjoy Cadw sites across the country … Continue reading St David's Day…by bike!

A weekend away, by bike…

With the Brecon Beacons a mere three hours ride away, have you considered taking a weekend away from it all, but on your bike instead of in your car? People travel from all over the UK, even the world to stay in places like this. Why wouldn’t they? With mountains to climb, dozens of beautiful lakes and reservoirs to admire and towns full of independent shops, restaurants … Continue reading A weekend away, by bike…

Dealing with Leaves

For much of the year, the experience of riding a traffic-free, tree-lined path is something to behold. However, for about three months of the year, it’s not for the timid. A change of seasons… As Autumn arrives, so does the rain, the wind and the next stage in the cycle of life where most trees shed their leaves and deposit them all over the pavements … Continue reading Dealing with Leaves