Tim takes us back to South Wales again and one valley over from the last trip for a bit of a Ding Dong.
We will follow a traffic free National Cycle Route alongside the Ebbw Fach River from Abertillery to Brynmaur – via the quaintly named mining village of Six Bells, hopefully enjoying beautiful autumn scenery and not being drowned in rain. Then we will head onto Mynydd James and the Coety Mountain where we will briefly enjoy views of Blaenavon and Big Pit before making our way across the mountain and back to our start point.
This route wont be particularly long at 30km but will have around 900m of climbing on a mix of terrain.
This ride falls under the new Adventure Ride category as part of the mountain, although marked with bridleways and access roads, may require some hike a bike or pushing at times. Though Tim is very confident in the terrain as he has lead a ride along one side of the mountain previously, please still be prepared for some surprises.
If the weather is such that the mountain part of the ride becomes questionable there is a back up plan.
Its October so PLEASE bring clothing appropriate for the weather conditions.
Image credit Rough Guides (https://www.roughguides.com/)
Image Title Guardian of the Valleys