Cardiff Cycling Strategy 2016-2026 – Deep Dive Part 4 – The Taff and Ely Trails

In this thrilling instalment of the Cycling Strategy deep-dive we should probably spend a bit of time looking at our existing go-to routes, the Taff and Ely trails. Now, these are NCN routes rather than council ones, but they are the routes that many of us use, particularly as they are the main off-road routes that … Continue reading Cardiff Cycling Strategy 2016-2026 – Deep Dive Part 4 – The Taff and Ely Trails

Winter is coming…

Leaves

Now that the woolly gloves have now been taken out of their summer-long siesta, we need to keep one eye on the colder, darker months that lay ahead. We are likely to face another winter like last winter, where Cardiff's sole off-road cycle routes become not just dark but icy too. However, before the first icy … Continue reading Winter is coming…

Taff Trail Alternatives – Winter Edition

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

A weekend away, by bike…

Bwlch

With the Brecon Beacons a mere three hours ride away, have you considered taking a weekend away from it all, but on your bike instead of in your car? People travel from all over the UK, even the world to stay in places like this. Why wouldn’t they? With mountains to climb, dozens of beautiful lakes and … Continue reading A weekend away, by bike…

Cardiff to Merthyr Tydfil on the Taff Trail – The Road Bike Question

One question that seems to come up a lot is whether or not you can get to Merthyr Tydfil from Cardiff on a road bike using the Taff Trail. In our humble opinion you can indeed follow the Taff Trail to Merthyr on a road bike, however you will reach a point where some improvisation … Continue reading Cardiff to Merthyr Tydfil on the Taff Trail – The Road Bike Question