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
On 20th February 2017 the Iron Bridge linking Morganstown with the Taff Trail will close for three weeks. Many of us, particularly those of us living in Pentyrch and Morganstown cut through here to access the Trail, but the bridge currently offers little room to pass anyone else using it. However, this is about to … Continue reading The Iron Bridge at Gelynis Farm to Close for 3 Weeks
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
Back in March we wrote about the various resources available for planning your own routes. It can be tremendous fun trying to link some of the places you want to go to with good roads to get you there. However, it doesn't always go to plan. Sometimes the road is very different in nature to … Continue reading Route Planning – Sometimes it goes wrong…