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 way to go. However, Ocean Way represents an alternative. At least in theory. In practice it’s not much of an improvement. Whilst Newport Road has half a dozen lanes in some places, including bus lanes, … Continue reading Route Hack: Let's talk about Ocean Way…

Route Inspiration – Unclassified Roads

Whilst our local area may lack dedicated cycle infrastructure, one thing it isn’t short of is country lanes. As you know, one thing we are a big fan of is OpenStreetMap. Using the same tool that gave us our parking map, by tweaking a few of the values we’ve been able to come up with a map of just these lanes, or “unclassified roads” as OSM calls them. If you head to the Routes menu above, you’ll see two new entries at the bottom of the list –one for Cardiff, one for the Vale. Words of caution There are two … Continue reading Route Inspiration – Unclassified Roads

Route Hack: Avoiding Rover Way…

With news of the A4232 extension finally getting underway, it got us thinking about how we can get to the east of Cardiff by bike. The beast of the east Cycle links to the east of the city, as we’ve already discussed is a bit of a sore subject. There’s not a lot of infrastructure to speak of and the route to places like Llanrumney and beyond will usually involve Rover Way or Newport Road. It’s not a fun ride at the best of times. However, there is a way to navigate the maze that is Tremorfa and Splott to … Continue reading Route Hack: Avoiding Rover Way…