Get involved in the Vale of Glamorgan's Active Travel Consultation

Whilst we have been a little pre-occupied with Cardiff’s Active Travel Consultation, it’s worth remembering that our neighbouring counties are going through the same process. Cardiff is actually quite small and quick to traverse by bike, meaning that many of us may start our journeys in the Vale, Caerphilly, Newport or RCT. We need to be sure the key routes link up. The Vale The … Continue reading Get involved in the Vale of Glamorgan's Active Travel Consultation

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 in south Wales where the climbs are 1-3km, a ride … Continue reading Guest Post: Not another 100 Climbs – by @GarethEnticott

Route Planning – Sometimes it goes wrong…

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 how it looks on the map, or on Google Streetview. … Continue reading Route Planning – Sometimes it goes wrong…

Cardiff Cycling Strategy 2016-2026 – Deep Dive Part 2 – Primary Route East-West

In our previous post we talked about the Council’s strategy for delivering improvements to its cycle network. As part of that strategy there are two new “primary routes” to talk about, one travelling east to west and the other north to south. There are also longer-term improvements planned to the original Enfys routes, but we’ll get to those in future posts. In this post we’re … Continue reading Cardiff Cycling Strategy 2016-2026 – Deep Dive Part 2 – Primary Route East-West

Route Hack: Let's talk about Ocean Way…

Heading east from the centre of Cardiff presents an interesting challenge right now.  There is no particularly nice way to go, whether that is on Newport Road; through Roath and Llanishen or by running the gauntlet along Ocean Way. Following on from our East-West challenge it’s time to pick apart some of the options. Newport Road is always horrendously busy and Roath and Llanishen is quite a hilly … Continue reading Route Hack: Let's talk about Ocean Way…