Inspired by a message left on our Facebook page, we got to thinking about where someone might go for a ride with their family, once they’d exhausted all the Taff and Ely Trails had to offer. Then it occurred to … Continue reading Caerphilly Castle…
Armed with a GoPro I took a ride around a loop we talked about way back in 2018 called Easy Does It. Continue reading Video: Up & Over, easy does it
Good news everyone! In the new year we are planning to create ride videos.
Ever on the lookout for something to get ones teeth into, video production seems like a particularly meaty thing to do. Continue reading Routes: A Gwaelod Loop…
As part of the North Road cycle lane upgrade the builders have had to close off the gate which forms part of the Bute Park Commuter Route. Until the 8th September, access to the park will be by other means. The council has Tweeted the map below. Alternatives… They are suggesting using the entrance to the park near the castle, but if you normally cross North Road to access the University or the Civic Centre, I’d suggest using Colum Road by taking the Talybont path towards the ambulance station. Colum Road has some traffic calming and those wide but advisory … Continue reading Access to Bute Park at the Royal College of Music & Drama
Sometimes you need to get out for a training ride, but you don’t have a lot of time. It could be at the end of the working day, or you could be fitting rides in between family or work commitments. This route has a few slightly unpleasant junctions to navigate, which is why we can’t recommend it for beginners, plus it has a couple of significant hills too, so it is one for the keener cyclist…with a lack of free time. The Route Once again starting at Plan2Ride, you head up the hill towards Castell Coch and keep on going … Continue reading Route: The Short, Sharp Shock
Don’t let this route’s length fool you. It may only be around 28km, but that includes two stiff climbs that add up to around 500m of ascent.
Mercifully, it now includes a bike café after the first climb and some stunning scenery. There’s also a very nice pub on the way back down to ground level. Continue reading Twin Peaks – Two mountains in one ride…
This route was so named because we had a hail storm on the return leg when we tried it, but it seemed like a fun name and an homage to 90s popular culture. However, it’s a 73km tour of the … Continue reading Hail to the King, Baby! – A Tour Around the Vale
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 … Continue reading A Loop Around the Graig
Whilst it has its critics, the Taff Trail is a fairly accessible way to traverse Cardiff from north to south. However, those travelling east to west are out of luck…or are they? This is where YOU come in. We would like to call on the combined knowledge of Cardiff’s cyclists to find a reasonably safe & pleasant way to get from one side of Cardiff to the other. The starting point will be the Village Inn in Pontprennau –the centre of one of Cardiff’s newest areas of urban sprawl in the east of Cardiff. The destination is the Welsh Folk … Continue reading The Cardiff By Bike East-West Challenge!