Rhigos Mountain Road Closures – July to August 2016

You know we love a good hill to climb and many of you do too. However, for three weeks this summer one of our local epic climbs is going to be off-limits, at least occasionally. A number of tough winters have taken their toll on the tarmac on the Rhigos road, so as part of the £23m investment in highways, Rhondda Cynon Taff Council is going to resurface the stretch of tarmac between Treherbert and Hirwaun. Traffic Management and a number of road closures are expected to be in place from w/c 21st July 2016 until 31st August 2016. It … Continue reading Rhigos Mountain Road Closures – July to August 2016

Guest Post: The Bwlch & The Rhigos – A Rite of Passage – By Gareth Thomas

The Bwlch and the Rhigos are seen as somewhat of a right of passage by many cyclists in South Wales. By which, of course, I mean the Bwlch AND the Rhigos, not one or the other. As part of my ongoing, incremental training plan I decided to have a bash at these last Saturday. I chose to do the Bwlch from the Ogmore Valley side this time round, so I headed north out of Cardiff and taking in Llantrisant and Gilfach before dipping down and back up to Glynogwr. The views here are absolutely stunning and well worth the effort … Continue reading Guest Post: The Bwlch & The Rhigos – A Rite of Passage – By Gareth Thomas