You probably have enough bikes…

There's nothing quite like the feeling of getting on a new bike. You go along to your local bike shop, pick out the one you want and get yourself measured up. But if you already have a bike, do you really need another? N+1 or N=1? Our social media feeds are filled with new products. … Continue reading You probably have enough bikes…

Bespoked 2017 and the appeal of handmade…

This weekend Bristol once again played host to the Bespoked Handmade Bicycle Show. It's a showcase of two-wheeled ingenuity from independent frame builders from all over the world. Whilst you can buy bicycles from your local bike shop, chances are it'll be the same bike that many others in the area will be riding. A handmade one, … Continue reading Bespoked 2017 and the appeal of handmade…

Epic Rides: Cardiff to New Quay

Devil's Elbow

Whilst circular routes certainly have their place, sometimes you want to get on your bike just to end up somewhere else. Fortunately for us we're already in one of the most beautiful countries on this planet and we are spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing where to go. We're a stones throw away … Continue reading Epic Rides: Cardiff to New Quay

Kerbi – A Mobile Puncture Repair Service

Kerbi

You may remember some time ago we talked about Street Stream, the so-called 'Uber for cycle couriers'. Well, from the same company we now have Kerbi, a mobile puncture repair service. It presents an opportunity for not just existing bike shops, but anyone looking for a bit of extra money on the side. All you … Continue reading Kerbi – A Mobile Puncture Repair Service

The Ely Trail to St Fagans

St Fagans

Whilst we are not exactly overflowing with safe cycle routes here in Cardiff, one that we do have is the Ely Trail. From the Cardiff side of the Pont-y-Werin Bridge it is possible to get to the Museum of Welsh Life without dealing with too much traffic. However, it's not exactly well signposted, unless you … Continue reading The Ely Trail to St Fagans

Epic Climbs in South Wales

Bwlch

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 … Continue reading Epic Climbs in South Wales

Plan2Ride bicycle cafe, Tongwynlais

Plan2Ride

Good news everyone! Tongwynlais now has a bicycle cafe, thoroughly stuffing up our assertion that Tongwynlais doesn't make enough of its prime location on the Taff Trail. We are particularly excited about Plan2Ride, being based up this neck of the woods it makes this an excellent place to congregate before a ride, or to grab … Continue reading Plan2Ride bicycle cafe, Tongwynlais