Tagged: Wales

All my posts that mention or include Wales in some way.

The Great Orme Llandudno North Wales

Climbing Around The Great Orme

I’ve always enjoyed riding in North Wales, places like Stwlan Dam and most of Snowdonia. Unfortunately this weekend I didn’t get to cover many miles but did get to have a solid go at some favourite climbs, including the Great Orme. This would be my first time in a couple of years. The Great Orme I love cycling round the Great Orme. I’ve been round...

Stwlan Dam

Climbing the Stwlan Dam Road

I’ve written about riding in North Wales before here, but the weather this weekend reduced us to just short blasts around points of interest such as Stwlan Dam. Stwlan Dam I’d wanted to ride up to Stwlan Dam ever since seeing it in Cyclist magazine a few years ago but always stayed too far away from it to ride there. Staying further south in Porthmadog...

Dragon Ride L'Etape Wales 2017

Dragon Ride 2017 – L’Etape Du Tour Wales

The Dragon Ride had been identified as a keystone of my cycling in 2017. Several club members had come up with the idea of doing it earlier in the year, it seemed like a good next goal after heading to Belgium in the Spring. The route would leave Port Talbot and take us up into the Brecon Beacons for some proper climbing before returning to...

Cycling up Snowdon on a Road Bike

I think it’s becoming obvious that I like to set myself a challenge and see what I can do with a bike. It started with various sportives, then a 200km Audax, then London to Paris in under 24 hours, trips across Belgium and now taking my bike to the highest point in England and Wales, Snowdon. I first mooted the idea to George in the...

Snowdonia National Park Sign

North Wales Cycling – 3 Rides in Easter Week

I spent a few days up in North Wales recently, cycling over the Easter holiday. The plan was to do a few rides and use the trip as a sort of training camp to prepare for the upcoming events that I have planned. With the Norwich 100 at the end of May and the Dunwich Dynamo in July not too far after that either, it...

A Brevet upon St Lucy’s Day – 200km Audax

A Brevet upon St Lucy’s Day – 200km Audax

I’ve written about Audaxing before here mentioning how relaxed and economical they are compared to Sportives. In an effort to keep me riding good distances throughout the winter I’ve signed up to be a fully paid up member of Audax UK so I can take part in the many rides available. This was my second ever Audax, with the first one being a short leisurely...