About that ‘50% of journeys by sustainable transport’ aim…

In the Council’s transport strategy it is said that they are aiming for 50% of journeys made by sustainable means. How this 50% is broken down isn’t clear, but the council certainly has its work cut out if it wants to grow bus trips, not to mention trips by bike. Cost per mile… This week the news broke that Cardiff Bus was increasing the cost of its fares, suggesting that congestion was contributing to its operating costs. If you think about it, just like any commercial vehicle when it isn’t moving, it isn’t earning. A while ago we wrote about … Continue reading About that ‘50% of journeys by sustainable transport’ aim…

Whitchurch and Tongwynlais Festival 2016 – Hill Climb Challenge

Between 26th June and 9th July is the Whitchurch and Tongwynlais Festival. As part of that, on Wednesday 29th June our friends at Plan2Ride are sponsoring a Fforest Fawr Hill Climb cycle challenge. View this post on Instagram Forest Fawr Hill Climb Event Announced! A post shared by plan2ride (@plan2ride) on Jun 11, 2016 at 5:10am PDT Fforest Fawr is a good challenge and one that can lull you into a false sense of security as it is gentle most of the way up. However, towards Blaengwynlais it kicks up significantly and can hit you hard if you’ve already emptied … Continue reading Whitchurch and Tongwynlais Festival 2016 – Hill Climb Challenge

The "Easy" Cafe Loop

There’s a lot to be said for an epic adventure, but sometimes the time isn’t right, or you don’t yet have the confidence to take one on. How about a short one instead? Whilst out for a quick coffee and a short bimble on the bike this morning, a customer at the cafe asked about somewhere a couple of cyclists could go that wasn’t too challenging before returning to the cafe for a cuppa. Now, “challenging” is a subjective term as everyone sits somewhere on a sliding scale of experience and fitness, but aside from staying on the Taff Trail … Continue reading The "Easy" Cafe Loop

New Cycling Hub Set to Open in Tongwynlais –via Tongwynlais.com

We have some excellent news, courtesy of Tongwynlais.com. The Ton is getting a cycle hub… “We want to open a new hub for cyclists, runners and walkers this winter. The hub will offer related clothing, footwear and accessories; bicycle servicing; top quality coffee and other hot drinks and home made snacks; and a unique and sociable environment to share tales from the trails. We hope the hub will further enhance Tongwynlais’ unique location as Cardiff’s gateway to the outdoors.” Source: New Cycling Hub Set to Open in Tongwynlais | Tongwynlais.com Having lived in and around Tongwynlais for much of my life, the Ton doesn’t … Continue reading New Cycling Hub Set to Open in Tongwynlais –via Tongwynlais.com