Welsh writer and poet Dave Lewis has just completed a week-long cycle across the north of England. He covered 275 miles, completed two iconic cycling trails: Hadrian’s Cycleway and the Sea to Sea / Coast to Coast (C2C) and has just published a book of his adventures. In the past Dave has cycled the famous Land’s End to John o’ Groats challenge (back in 2005) and also created a circuit of Wales, after which he set up ‘Wales Trails’ in 2016. ‘Dave’s third cycling adventure is another little gem for fans of amateur cycling memoirs. Following on from the success […]
Cardiff Council are developing proposals for five Cycleways to support and promote cycling for all ages and abilities. The proposed routes will connect communities to major destinations across the city, including the City Centre and Cardiff Bay. Cycleways will provide continuous routes that are intuitive and comfortable to use and separated from motor vehicles and pedestrians where needed. Although the suitability of the term ‘cycle superhighway’ is still in debate, the idea is pretty simple: a continuous path that will provide a safer, faster and more direct journey to and around the city. It is hoped that the cycle superhighway […]
For the last few years a small gang of local ‘Ponty’ cyclists have been brushing away the cobwebs with a short, family-friendly, cycle ride from the Llanover Arms to the Old Bwl pub in Ynysybwl. The outings have been rather infrequent although well attended. All that is about to change though. As of March, the ride will become a permanent fixture. The plan is to do the ride once a month, every month, on the first Sunday of the month. Therefore the first ride will take place on Sunday 3rd March (rain or shine) starting at 11:30am and hopefully finishing […]
The Taff Trail is part of the National Cycle Network (Route 8) and runs for 55 miles (89 km) between Cardiff Bay and the Brecon Beacons National Park. Passing through the towns of Pontypridd and Merthyr Tydfil it is named because it follows the course of the River Taff. Along much of its length, it follows the National Cycle Network Route 8 (Lôn Las Cymru) that continues to Holyhead, and is mostly off-road. Passing through a string of small towns and villages, the Taff Trail offers a healthy and low-cost way to commute to work or university on bike or […]
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