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: Ferryside Fish Foray – A 225Km Audax

Ferryside Fish

As the current Audax season draws to a close it is perhaps time to reflect on the past year's exploits. We've talked about a few of these Randonnee's this year and as epic days in the saddle go, they're all memorable in their own way. However, the final one for us this season leaves us … Continue reading Epic Rides: Ferryside Fish Foray – A 225Km Audax

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

Dr Foster’s Summer Saunter – A Flat-ish 200km Audax

Well, we did warn you there was another Audax post on the way. This one may be a fraction over 200Km, but it represents quite a good entry point for the budding randonneur. Dr Foster's Summer Saunter is an annual event, usually held around the beginning of August. It has a winter version as well, … Continue reading Dr Foster’s Summer Saunter – A Flat-ish 200km Audax

Epic Rides: Cardiff to Midford and Back Again…

A far cry from the crowds and meticulous organisation of the Velothon just a week earlier, an Audax is nearly always a low-key affair. Paris-Brest-Paris is as glamorous as it gets for those of the randonneuring persuasion. This, you could say is Cardiff-Midford-Cardiff, but that doesn’t have quite the same ring to it. It was … Continue reading Epic Rides: Cardiff to Midford and Back Again…

Epic Rides: Scoping out an Audax route – 25th March 2016

So worth it...

Spring days were made for this. Beautiful, sunny weather, historic landmarks and epic climbs. This was a day that we covered around 190km, climbed over 2,500 metres and burned around 12,000 calories between us. However, it was an opportunity to try out an Audax route (well, at least part of it) that our friend David … Continue reading Epic Rides: Scoping out an Audax route – 25th March 2016