Back from Training in Wales

Tyrrell and I are just back from a weekend in South Wales. We spent Saturday up the valley at Glencorrwg and Sunday in and around Afan Forest Park. On Sunday afternoon we drove in convoy up to Cwmcarn and road the trails there. I have to say the mix of previously unridden trails, technical climbing and alpine singletrack was for me the highlight of the weekend.

Charlie and Simon

Although the weather wasn’t great, it was a chance to catch up with Charlie and who I met on the Transalp over the summer. Unfortunately Sally couldn’t make it, but Charlie had brought five friends (Phil, Ellie, Simon, Liz and Will) up from the South East and the eight of us had a good weekend riding with only a few spills and tumbles.

The weekend for me was rather spoilt by being run down after a long week at work and then getting a really nasty head cold that kicked in on Saturday and reached full force on Sunday morning. Even Islay malt whisky failed to shift it despite a hipflask thrown into the fight. Urrrgh. I’m still battling it now. Not quite able to give it my best at the moment.

I’m hoping it clears up over the course of today and tomorrow as on Thursday night we’re off again, heading up to the Scottish Borders with Neil and Lardy where we’ll be based for two days. From there we’ll be riding Dalbeattie, Mabie, Kirroughtree and Ae before heading over towards Peebles for day three to ride in the Tweed valley, namely Glentress and Innerleithen. That’s most of the 7Stanes trails in three days.

Author: Cris Bloomfield

Usually mountain biking in the North.

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