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

Advertisements

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 … 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 … 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 … Continue reading Route Hack: Let's talk about Ocean Way…

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 … 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 … 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 … Continue reading Winter is coming…

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