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.
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 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
Whilst the signs have been up for a couple of weeks, we've been hoping that the Council or Sustrans would publish an alternative route for you to use. As it is the day before and still no route, we should probably put our heads together. From 9pm on 4th June (today) until 3pm Sunday 5th … Continue reading Taff Trail closure at Ty-Mawr Road – 5th June 2016
There's a lot to be said for an epic adventure, but sometimes the time isn't right, or you don't yet have the confidence to take one on. How about a short one instead? Whilst out for a quick coffee and a short bimble on the bike this morning, a customer at the cafe asked about … Continue reading The “Easy” Cafe Loop
With news of the A4232 extension finally getting underway, it got us thinking about how we can get to the east of Cardiff by bike. The beast of the east Cycle links to the east of the city, as we've already discussed is a bit of a sore subject. There's not a lot of infrastructure … Continue reading Route Hack: Avoiding Rover Way…
Here's a nice little loop that's easily accessible from the Taff Trail, but may be of interest to anyone in Radyr, Pentyrch, Fairwater or anywhere else along the route. It takes in the Museum of Welsh Life, which has bike parking, a cafe & some fine Welshcakes (see where we're going with this...). However, whilst … Continue reading The St Fagans Loop
Our east-west route is still a work in progress, but this winter we've also found travelling from north to south particularly challenging too. For whatever reason, most likely austerity, the off-road cycle paths and pavements are not being gritted this year. This not only traps the less mobile in their homes, but also renders our … Continue reading Taff Trail Alternatives – Winter Edition
Whilst it has its critics, the Taff Trail is a fairly accessible way to traverse Cardiff from north to south. However, those travelling east to west are out of luck...or are they? This is where YOU come in. We would like to call on the combined knowledge of Cardiff's cyclists to find a reasonably safe … Continue reading The Cardiff By Bike East-West Challenge!