Back to the Bwlch

We love the Bwlch. It’s always an interesting challenge, but it also offers achingly beautiful views from the top. Best of all, there are three ways to take it on. One route we’ve talked about already, coming from Neath and heading towards Treorchy & Pontypridd.  We’ve also talked about the route from Treorchy in our

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

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Guest Post: From Radyr to Llantwit Major, via the Bwlch – by Gareth Thomas

I’ve had my road bike for a little under four years now, but there was a period when it stayed in the garage for at least two years just gathering dust. I rescued it last summer and have been gradually building up my fitness with the goal of completing Velothon Wales in May. As it

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