Nov
12

Come ride the Clywds of North West Wales (37760)

Event Overview

This 20km loop is one of the best rides in the Clwydian Hills.  It starts at the Pump House car park close to the tiny village of Cilcain to the north of Moel Famau.

We start a long and gradual climb, first on track then onto grassy bridleway and single track, up to meet the Offa's Dyke Path just below the summit of Moel Famau.  No mean feat but the reward is some superb grassy doubletrack before a sinuous moorland singletrack bring us down to the village of Llangynhafal and our stop for lunch.

This descent is fast and fun but do watch out for walkers on their way up.

Don't eat too much lunch would be my advise.  Ou...

This 20km loop is one of the best rides in the Clwydian Hills.  It starts at the Pump House car park close to the tiny village of Cilcain to the north of Moel Famau.

We start a long and gradual climb, first on track then onto grassy bridleway and single track, up to meet the Offa's Dyke Path just below the summit of Moel Famau.  No mean feat but the reward is some superb grassy doubletrack before a sinuous moorland singletrack bring us down to the village of Llangynhafal and our stop for lunch.

This descent is fast and fun but do watch out for walkers on their way up.

Don't eat too much lunch would be my advise.  Our return leg follows road and track up and up towards, and within touching distance of Moel Arthur.  To our right is Moel Llys-y-coed and we'll loop right round the mountain before some of the best singletrack North Wales has to offer takes us down to the reservoir at Garth.  From here a couple of kms on hardpack takes us back to the car park to conclude an excellent ride. 

Itinerary

This event is one of three events taking place over the weekend 11/12 Nov 17.

On the Saturday before (11th Nov) ODL are entering a team in the Help for Heroes Fell run in Betws-y-Coed. Details here: (http://www.outdoorlads.com/event/betws-y-coed-trail-challenge-2017)

Then later on Saurday evening there is the North Wales social in the Stables Bar - part of the Royal Oak Hotel complex in Betws-y-Coed. town centre. Details here: (http://www.outdoorlads.com/event/north-wales-social-1)

Why not make a weekend of it? There's plenty of accommodation at very reasonable prices in the many B&Bs/Guest Houses and Hotels in and around the town.

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What to bring

Apart from your bike remember the following:.

  1. Puncture repair kit (or better still a spare inner tube) and tyre levers. Also any special tools that your bike needs.
  2. Food - bring small snacks such as chocolate bars and energy foods.
  3. A cycling bottle attached to your bike and plenty of water (minimum 2lts)
  4. Eye protection - impact from a bee, grit or even a fly at speed is extremely unpleasant, sunglasses may do if not made of glass and not too shaded.
  5. Clothing: choose suitable clothes and footwear for the weather forecast and time of year. You will be exercising so lightweight layered clothing is best. Shorts are best even in rain, as they allow free movement of your legs. Jeans are useless if it rains but tracksuit bottoms need to be not too baggy or they may snag in the chain and cause an accident. You'll need trainers or similar with grippy soles for standard pedals.
  6. Cyclist's Helmet - Outdoorlads policy asks you to wear a helmet events.
  7. Bag you will need a small day-sack (or panniers on your own bike) to carry essential clothing, water and an emergency snack.

Food & Drink

Please bring plenty to eat and drink.  Remember that it will be early November when we do this ride so something warm to eat for lunch would be a good idea as well as a plentyful suply of energy snacks.

THERE IS NOWHERE TO BUY FOOD AND DRINK AT/NEAR THE START OR EN-ROUTE.

Meeting & Times

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Event Reference No:
37760