Our club Sunday rides in the winter are not organised like the summer ones, we just meet up and decide where we will go. This Sunday we choose to go to Machen, Risca and then up the Sirhowy trail. The route is on Strava on the side panel.
Risca is always good as there's a Greggs for coffees etc.
Saturday was a dreadful day but the cycling gods turned it on for Sunday, cold but sunny and a few hills on the way to the coffee stop soon warmed us up.
This is the Sirhowy river and the old bridge.
Risca, once the home of a large steelworks, but now long gone, the shops there now are tattoo parlours, tanning studios or nail parlours.
On the way home as we passed through Caerphilly and just in time for the Memorial Service, a great turn out with a lovely backdrop.