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…

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 … Continue reading Route Inspiration – Unclassified Roads

Taff Trail Alternatives – Winter Edition

Our east-west route is still a work in progress, but this winter we’ve also found travelling from north to south particularly challenging too. For whatever reason, most likely austerity, the off-road cycle paths and pavements are not being gritted this year. This not only traps the less mobile in their homes, but also renders our safest active travel routes unusable on particularly cold mornings & … Continue reading Taff Trail Alternatives – Winter Edition