Blackspot: Lake Road West

Certainly there are spots which inevitably attach to themselves an atmosphere of holiness and goodness; it might not then be too fanciful to say that some houses are born bad (Shirley Jackson, The Haunting of Hill House) Or roads, Shirley. Some roads are just…evil. Lake Road West is one of them. Running parallel to Allensbank […]

Blackspot: Fairoak Roundabout

Way back in the mists of time there was something called the Enfys Network. This was Cardiff Council’s plan to develop a cross-city cycle network, using mostly paint-on-the road cycle lanes, of the kind that runs alongside parked cars on Cathays Terrace (which was part of this network). Fairoak and Monthermer Road in Cathays were […]

Blackspot: Allensbank Road

The (sweary) sound of (cycling in) the suburbs. Allensbank Road runs up from Whitchurch Road through the Cardiff suburb of Heath, all the way to Heathwood Road, which runs west to the A469 and A470 and then on to Merthy Road through Whitchurch. Travelling south from Heath it’s a major transport link to the city […]