Guest Post: 2017 Sportives: my cycling year so far –by @eggynewydd

This year I set myself a challenge to ride as many cycling events as I could. When attempting to compare them, it’s a fairly subjective business once you’ve gone beyond the cold hard Strava stats. In the end I settled on the following criteria: 1 – Ambience Riding companions Scenery Friendliness of fellow riders and

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Guest Post: Spanish Practices –by Chris Roberts

Some interesting things are happening with cycling in Valencia, Spain’s third largest city.  Can we learn from them? Imagine a city where every week you come across a new stretch of cycle infrastructure – and not just red paint but quality segregated bike lanes – well that’s Valencia at the moment. Anillo Ciclista I moved

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Guest Post: Not another 100 Climbs – by @GarethEnticott

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

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Guest Post: We need to talk about Hailey Park –by @beicwrtaff

You might have missed it but Hailey Park has been in the news again. The Western Mail/Wales Online ran an inflammatory story that seems to have been based on a comment left on a Facebook page. The thrust of the story is that someone wants a speed limit for cyclists on the Taff Trail through Hailey Park.

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Guest Post: Nick’s 5km Selfie –by Nick Russill (@nickruss)

Three things I enjoy very much are riding bikes, photography and exploring the landscapes I find myself in. Living in Wales and partly growing up in Pembrokeshire means I have an almost limitless menu of opportunities to choose from, whatever the weather. On this particular occasion, I was at my parents’ house that overlooks Fishguard

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