After several disappointing weeks as the extended spring seemed to be turning directly into autumn, we have had a few decent days recently. This morning’s bright sunshine and almost complete calm convinced me to get out on the bike or else put it, and all its accessories, on Ebay right away and call it a day.
I went out on the bike. The total mileage today was 17.75 and most of it was through the familiar territory to the east of Cardiff, that is, St Mellons, Marshfield, along Broadway and then the B4239 to St Brides Wentlooge where I turned off towards the sea and found The Lighthouse public house. By then I was getting short of time. A cursory look around revealed only a pay-as-you-stay car park next to what was probably the sea wall but no obvious sign of a cycle path.
So I turned for home, following the same route back to Marshfield and then going straight on to Castleton, where, to my great surprise, I climbed the hill to the junction at Newport Road without needing my lowest gear.