Last year I discovered the L'étape Wales, AKA: The Dragon Ride, and decided I would like to ride it. It was too short notice at the time to take part so I made sure to mark it in the calendar for 2018 so I wouldn't miss out. There's an abundance of routes to choose from … Continue reading The Dragon Ride: Going Big (and then going home) —by @bendihossan
If you've been inspired by Ronde van Vlaanderen and classics like Gent–Wevelgem here are some pavé roads we've cobbled together that are right on our door step here in South Wales.
Not every day is a good day on the bike. Sometimes your body just won't cooperate, but that won't stop your ride, or the challenge, being any less epic.
This year I set myself a challenge to ride as many cycling events as I could. When attempting to compare them, it’s a fairly subjective business once you’ve gone beyond the cold hard Strava stats. In the end I settled on the following criteria: 1 - Ambience Riding companions Scenery Friendliness of fellow riders and … Continue reading Guest Post: 2017 Sportives: my cycling year so far –by @eggynewydd
Before we dive in, I’d like to set the scene to where I was a couple of years ago and how I came to fall in love with riding and roaming around Cardiff By Bike - see what I did there? 😉 A few years ago I was returning to riding after nearly a decade … Continue reading Guest Post! From unloved fixie to pretty & practical porteur –by @bendihossan
Calling all helmet cam users! I have a request for you… When I am not out riding my bike, I work as a TV sound engineer. I was recently contacted by a producer at BBC Wales whom I have worked with on numerous occasions asking if I or any of the other guys I work … Continue reading Guest Post: Helmet cam footage wanted for a BBC feature –by @stevecastle
Some interesting things are happening with cycling in Valencia, Spain’s third largest city. Can we learn from them? Imagine a city where every week you come across a new stretch of cycle infrastructure - and not just red paint but quality segregated bike lanes - well that’s Valencia at the moment. Anillo Ciclista I moved … Continue reading Guest Post: Spanish Practices –by Chris Roberts
Last Thursday I found myself at the Active Travel Conference held here in Cardiff. According to the blurb the conference would “equip practitioners who are involved in the implementation of the Active Travel Act with best practice tools and knowledge. It will also connect professionals in other sectors who have shared aims or where there … Continue reading Guest Post: Active Travel Conference 2017 –by @beicwrtaff
I have a confession. I don't like the series of 100 Greatest Climbs books, particularly the new Wales book. Its nothing personal, but it's a couple of things. Increasingly I don't like the fetishisation of the climb. It might work in the Alps where riding up the Galibier might take most of your day, but … Continue reading Guest Post: Not another 100 Climbs – by @GarethEnticott
Get on your bikes and ride! On Saturday 14th January 25 women and girls took to Cardiff on two wheels. The ride set off from The Bike Shed in Pontcanna and four Breeze Champions lead the group on a 11 mile loop to Cardiff Bay; not forgetting the obligatory coffee stop at Coffi Co! The … Continue reading Guest Post: Wheel Women’s First Ride – by Lusi Lawler