The Taff Trail: Cardiff Bay
Mermaid Quay is the new and fashionable area in "The Bay" with a large number of restaurants from a variety of countries.
Since the area is pedestrianised it is difficult for a cyclist, even though this is the start of the Taff Trail.
Cardiff Bay to the Barrage
If the dual carriageway called the Cogan Spur permits cycling (it was prohibited for a considerable time during roadworks), follow the route to the Sports Village then continue along the Cogan Spur. This is a fast dual carriageway without a cycle track. Care is needed.
The alternative is to go via Grangetown then along Penarth Road. Across a large roundabout at the end of the Cogan Spur towards Penarth, then turn left at the smaller roundabout towards Penarth Marina.
Cardiff Bay to Cardiff
National Cycleway Route No 8 follows Lloyd George Avenue directly into the City Centre. Apart from the frequent halts for each side road junction, this route is a well constructed cycleway. Turn left and across Callaghan Square to St Mary's Street.
Cardiff Bay to Sports Village
The Sports Village is a major construction project (in 2007). It is located between the mouths of the Rivers Taff and Ely.
Cycle past the front of Techniquest, across Windsor Esplanade and onto a cycle path running alongside the dual carriageway called the Butetown Link. This road crosses a bridge over the Taff. Past the silver ball we come to the Sports Village.