Wales

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

Start and finish venues for the Tour of Britain 2021 announced

Start and finish venues for the Tour of Britain 2021 announced

Seven new host venues to make their debut in this year’s race Edinburgh to host first-ever stage finish of the race on Saturday 11 September Two full stages will be held in Wales for the first time in race history (subject to COVID-19 conditions) Unsung heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic to be celebrated daily as …

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Cycling the Devil’s Staircase, Wales

Cycling the Devil’s Staircase, Wales

The Devil’s Staircase hill climb lies between the village of Abergwesyn and Tregaron in mid-Wales. Crossing the Cambrian Mountains, the Devils Staircase forms part of the much longer Abergwesyn Pass. The full pass is 14 miles long and is a spectacular mix of wilderness, mountains and steep climbs. It’s not a surprise that the Devil’s Staircase Wales finds itself in the 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs book along with the Tough of Bowland.

Cycling the Stwlan Dam Climb

Cycling the Stwlan Dam Climb

The Stwlan Dam climb is on a road closed to cars. We lifted our bikes over the gate and then went through the kissing-gate. The road is used by the odd car from the electricity company but that is the only traffic you will meet. This road leads up to the dam way up in the hills above the village of Tanygrisiau.