I’ve been busy recently and that has meant not much time for riding. After watching all the beautiful weather we’ve been blessed with recently from behind a desk, when it was another bluebird day when I woke up this morning I was determined to get out and make the most of it.
I’ve been riding lots of new places this year and this was another opportunity to broaden my horizons. I choose to ride the Berwyn Mountains Wayfarer Loop ride as featured in Issue One of Singletrack. It’s an 57km route and the timing given was spot on, with a stop in the pub at Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog it was just under six hours before I returned to the car.
Although it rained on the way there and the way back I was lucky enough to have rain-free ride, although the river crossings mean that keeping dry isn’t as easy as you’d think.
There’s something very special about riding in the Welsh countryside. I think it’s the complete silence of human activity that is most stunning that and being surrounded by towering real mountain landscapes.. I’m looking forward to getting back out there and riding again soon.