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

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


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


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

Castell Coch, Tongwynlais

Castell Coch

Visible from most of Cardiff and sat smack-bang on the Taff Trail, Castell Coch is an excellent place to take the bike. However, can you park your bike when you get there? The answer is yes. There's three Sheffield stands to the right of the castle --enough space for six bicycles and allowing you to … Continue reading Castell Coch, Tongwynlais

Places to go an hour’s ride from Cardiff…

Hengoed Viaduct

Inspired by a similarly titled WalesOnline article aimed at drivers, we though we'd take a look at places you could go that were no more than an hour or so's ride (ok, sometimes closer to two...) from Cardiff. As our starting point, we'll use Sophia Gardens. Most trails lead here, so it seems like the … Continue reading Places to go an hour’s ride from Cardiff…