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

Epic Climbs in South Wales

A sense of perspective can be a double-edged sword at times. When we started cycling, climbs like those featured in our Most Challenging Climbs post were indeed challenging. Then we met some epic climbs and all that changed. There’s a book that you may be interested in called 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs. It’s only about £6 on Amazon, but it’s a 100-strong list of some truly … Continue reading Epic Climbs in South Wales