Believe it or not, many of you will be able to ride much further than you think you can. You may hear of people covering hundreds of miles in a day and believe that you could never do that yourself, but you may be surprised. The trouble is, barriers to completing a long ride are more likely to be psychological or strategic than they are … Continue reading How far can you ride, really?
As a route it was one in two distinct halves, with the first half being a little hilly but beautiful in places and the second half being a fairly forgettable slog through urban sprawl.
However, the controls were a definite ray of sunshine. Continue reading Epic Rides: Ferryside Fish Foray – A 225Km 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 similar vein, in that it offers AAA (Audax Altitude Award) … Continue reading Epic Rides: The Trefil Travail 100Km Audax
Well, we did warn you there was another Audax post on the way. This one may be a fraction over 200Km, but it represents quite a good entry point for the budding randonneur. Dr Foster’s Summer Saunter is an annual event, usually held around the beginning of August. It has a winter version as well, Dr Foster’s Winter Warmer that makes a few changes to … Continue reading Dr Foster’s Summer Saunter – A Flat-ish 200km Audax
Before we go to great lengths to tell you about yet another Audax, perhaps it is time we spent some time explaining exactly what an Audax is and why you might want to try one. If you want to test yourself there’s a lot of mileage (arf!) to be had from the sportive scene. They’re often up to around 140km, occasionally on closed roads and … Continue reading Audax Explained…
It may have been beautiful –Wales just is, but what on Earth possessed us to do this ride we don’t know. It may have only been 100Km, which on the back of a couple of 200Km rides doesn’t sound much, but the Devil is in the detail. Perhaps we should start by explaining what the Cambrian series is. Aside from the usual “calendar” events, there … Continue reading Epic Rides: Cambrian 1K Permanent