All, just a quick message to wish you all a Merry Christmas and that 2020 is a great one for you. I don't want to jinx it, but some motivation has returned here and I'm looking forward to getting some more riding and writing in over the coming year. Deals We've been a bit quiet … Continue reading A Happy Christmas from Cardiff By Bike…
Armed with a GoPro I took a ride around a loop we talked about way back in 2018 called 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.
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 … 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 … 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.
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 Vale of Glamorgan, taking in a healthy supply of cafe's, eateries, pubs and landmarks. 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 through Talbot Green, but otherwise it is on normal roads. Once again the start & … 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 … Continue reading The Cardiff By Bike East-West Challenge!