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The other side of the tape….

Posted 27 March 2017 by Jon

I have done many MTB races and events over the last few years and have always really appreciated the time and effort put in by the marshalls. With that in mind and with a delayed start to my own racing season this year,  I decided to volunteer at last weekend’s Battle on the Beach race […]

So, what is a recycled bike….?

Posted 16 February 2017 by Jon | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

It’s a catchy title, “recycled bike”, but what does it actually mean? It’s not that the materials that make up the bike are from recycled sources. A more accurate word would be “reused” meaning that the bike has been repaired and serviced using both old and new parts. Our bikes come from a variety of […]


Posted 13 February 2017 by Jon | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

As I have discussed on this blog before, cycling is an incredibly diverse activity with many, many different people doing it for many, many different reasons. Regular readers will know that I have been an avid, if not that successful, XC racer for a number of years with my personal highlight coming last year on […]

Free stuff!….

Posted 31 January 2017 by Jon | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Thanks to our amazing team of volunteer mechanics we have built up a brilliant selection of bikes to sell at this weekend’s double sale (Friday afternoon and Saturday morning). With over 50 bikes ready, we’ve got one of the best ranges we’ve ever had. There couldn’t be better time to come and buy a bike […]

Product Review: Cateye Volt 200 / Rapid X

Posted 24 January 2017 by Jon | Tags: , , , , , , ,

If you have read this blog before you will probably know that I am not a regular consumer of new cycling products and as such am not often in the position to write a review. I received a set of new lights for Christmas however and have been so impressed with them that I wanted […]

A winter’s ride…

Posted 16 January 2017 by Jon | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Last week I undertook my first big ride of the year; a long’ish MTB foray into the South Wales Valleys on a mish-mash of gravel roads, cycle paths, lanes and singletrack. You may remember that the weather at the end of last week was less than pleasant, but with a day’s leave booked from work, […]

Cardiff Cycling Strategy.

Posted 4 January 2017 by Jon | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

The Cardiff Council Integrated Network Map Consultation process has begun and will remain open until 28th March 2017. This is an opportunity for residents to offer their thoughts and comments on the authority’s plans for cycling and walking routes in the city, bringing them in line with the requirements of the Active Travel Act (Wales) […]

Christmas snippets…

Posted 13 December 2016 by Jon | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

With Christmas being only 10 days away thoughts will inevitably be turning to presents (if they haven’t already!). If indeed, you are looking for a gift for the cyclist in your life, have you considered a CTW Gift Voucher? As explained in a previous post, they are redeemable against any of our products and services […]

Gift Vouchers!

Posted 1 December 2016 by Jon

Now is of course the perfect time to buy a Cycle Training Wales gift voucher. We have been selling a few of these in the last 12 months and many people have taken advantage of them to attend one of the Cycle Training Wales courses. This Christmas we have expanded the range of available products […]

Social Enterprise Awards 2016…

Posted 25 November 2016 by Jon | Tags: , , , , , ,

Back in September, as part of Cycle Training Wales, we were delighted to be a winner at the Wales Social Business awards – in the category ‘Education, Training and Jobs’ . The picture above is of CTW Development Manager, Andrew Burns, receiving our trophy. As welsh winners we now go forward to the UK wide […]

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