I needed to go to Pontypridd [Ponty] for a few things, so rather than ride the direct route I took a scenic one, hung the camera around my neck and clicked away as I rode. So the picture quality is not brilliant, and I'll just add a few captions to the pictures.
The trail passes the rugby field on what was the old railway line from Cardiff to Treforest
I wonder who this is posted over the cycling sign, maybe someone from the rugby club having a joke!!
The trail rejoins the road through an industrial estate, which being a Sunday afternoon is very quiet.
Even the main roads are quiet,
and then back onto some lanes which gradually climb, giving some good views of the old works and parts of Pontypridd.
From the signpost above to this pub is a gradual climb of nearly 2 miles, so the slow sign is very apt.
Good views from the top, and they can always find space for a playing field in the valleys!
Into Ponty and across the river Taf, into the park where there was a fete going on.
Then its trail, again an old railway line, all the way back home
Taffs Well is more or less in the middle of this picture but on the valley floor.