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
When we published our short list of our most challenging local climbs, little did we know just how much discussion it would create. We could not be more pleased that it has inspired you all to talk & share your favourite climbs. It was inevitable that we’d miss a few off. We wanted to keep it reasonably short, but we also wanted to stick to … Continue reading The Most Challenging Climbs in and around Cardiff – Your suggestions!
Following on from our climbing tips, we thought it would be a good idea to give you some places to test them out. The typical measure of how steep a climb is its grade, but it’s not always that simple. Few of these climbs are relentlessly steep, but some ramp up in all the wrong places, particularly at a point where there’s nothing left in … Continue reading The Most Challenging Climbs in and around Cardiff…
If you fancy a reasonably short ride with a stiff climb, you’ll be pleased to know we have one for you. We’d suggest that this was one for the confident cyclist, as there’s some time spent on the dual carriageway through Talbot Green, but otherwise it is on normal roads. Once again the start & end point is in Taffs Well. From here you head … Continue reading A Loop Around the Graig