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.
One of the surprising discoveries of this new focus on the rough stuff is that my buddies seem to be up for it too. Today we are talking about a route that our good friend Drew came up with. Getting there... Whilst our ride started from the bottom of the Penrhos Cutting in Taffs Well, … Continue reading Route: Over the top…
Taking some inspiration from our road route the Short Sharp Shock, we've come up with an off-road alternative for those of you who like to feel the mud in your hair.
In April this year our friend Nic from Velo Adventures Cardiff took part in a 300Km off-road race from north to 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.
Whilst our friend Gareth may not be a fan of the 100 Greatest Climbs books, including the Welsh one, Cycling Climbs of Wales, sometimes there is adventure to be had in just seeking out one of these climbs. Certainly, Gareth does have a point. The trouble with any popular climb is that it can be over-used … Continue reading Epic Rides: In search of a Great Welsh Climb
One of the areas we aim to explore in 2017 is bikepacking. The idea of putting a few things in a bag and heading off down the road to spend a night or three under the stars is something that appeals greatly. However, when there are no stars to see, the wind is howling and conditions … Continue reading Bothies…
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
Whilst we have been a little pre-occupied with Cardiff's Active Travel Consultation, it's worth remembering that our neighbouring counties are going through the same process. Cardiff is actually quite small and quick to traverse by bike, meaning that many of us may start our journeys in the Vale, Caerphilly, Newport or RCT. We need to … Continue reading Get involved in the Vale of Glamorgan’s Active Travel Consultation