Epic Rides: In search of a Great Welsh Climb

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

Route Planning – Sometimes it goes wrong…

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…

Epic Rides: The Trefil Travail 100Km Audax

We are spoilt for choice where 200km Randonnees are concerned, with one leaving Cardiff most months. However our 100km events are much harder to come by, yet all seem to have one thing in common --hills. Lots and lots of hills. We've already talked about the Cambrian 1K and the Trefil Travail is in a … Continue reading Epic Rides: The Trefil Travail 100Km Audax

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

Guest Post: The Bwlch & The Rhigos – A Rite of Passage – By Gareth Thomas

Glynogwr, by Gareth Thomas

The Bwlch and the Rhigos are seen as somewhat of a right of passage by many cyclists in South Wales. By which, of course, I mean the Bwlch AND the Rhigos, not one or the other. As part of my ongoing, incremental training plan I decided to have a bash at these last Saturday. I … Continue reading Guest Post: The Bwlch & The Rhigos – A Rite of Passage – By Gareth Thomas

Guest Post: Cardiff to Swansea, with a sense of adventure, by @Alistairuff

by Alistair Ruff

Cycling between Cardiff and Swansea is possible a few ways, some are nicer than others but most seem to involve going through built up areas and main roads at some point or another. A desire to find a way which was almost traffic free and involved a bit more scenery, coupled with wanting to expand … Continue reading Guest Post: Cardiff to Swansea, with a sense of adventure, by @Alistairuff