Written by Future Inn Cardiff Guest Blogger Simon Nurse, General Manager, Odoni-Elwell
There can be few cities as perfectly positioned for cycling. The city is well connected with major arterial roads that flow East to the big urban conurbations of Bristol and London, West to Swansea, the Gower peninsula and the stunning Pembrokeshire coastline and North to the adventure playground of the Brecon Beacons and beyond. But that’s getting ahead of ourselves. Let’s concentrate on the Welsh capital.
Cardiff is relatively flat, boasts its own outdoor velodrome – the launchpad for the careers of Nicole Cooke, Geraint Thomas, Luke Rowe and Owain Doull – is well appointed with a plethora of bike shops and has surely the jewel in the cycle path crown; the Taff trail. Cardiff is also within touching distance of world class mountain bike centres, the rolling country lanes of ancient Glamorgan and the family friendly expanse of Cardiff Bay.
Here at Future Inns Cardiff we recognise just how lucky we are to have all this stuff right on our doorstep; and we’re keen to share the experience. Cardiff makes the perfect city break for racers, tourers, sportive riders, thrill seekers and especially families (whose fun starts the minute your bike wheels roll out of our car park). Of course, if you are a cyclist and you do have a bike or two to consider, then you’re most likely to want to know that you’re well catered for.
We actively encourage active types, and to that end, we can offer a welcome and facilities that are difficult to beat. With our signature cycle stand outside our restaurant and outdoor cafe, ‘bikes in rooms’ policy, partnership with famous local bike shop ‘Cycleopaedia’ and connections to the local roads, trails and trail centres, we cater for cyclists in every way.
For more information about cycling in and around Cardiff, and staying at Future Inns, stop by frequently for blog posts, updates on cycling events and tips for cycling in South Wales.
Odoni-Elwell, is a Welsh based eco-design cycle storage manufacturer and sustainability consultancy.