We went to Wales, was so that Tom who is very keen on mountain bikes,
Could go to a mountain bike ‘demo day’ at Coed-y-Brenin,
Forestry Commission Wales’ mountain bike Mecca, Coed-y-Brenin forest is home to an ever increasing network of fantastic handbuilt all weather singletrack and even a dual slalom course. The technical roller coaster riding will have you grinning like a fool, with stunning mountain views of surrounding Snowdonia and the coast that’ll take your breath away
Let me explain, before hand, Tom had booked on line to try out some of the bikes he aspires too, all the big names were there, touting their gear.
Tom had 3x 40min slots booked, and off he went in to the forest, on about £3000 worth of mountain bike.
Mr Uhdd took some for a test ride too, the pair of them were very impressed; but they can dream on.
Joe and I went for a walk instead, it is where we came across beautiful moss,
We took the Gain waterfall trail (and we’d like you to note that the sign says it is a strenuous route, so maybe Joe should nave worn something other than his Crocs on his feet.) We found the waterfall
and an awful lot of ants. Not just any old ants, but the famous, coed-y-Brenan hairy wood ant (it is their eyebrows that are hairy, apparently) there’s
a very nice video here, narrated with lovely lilting Welsh accents and with much better shots of the splendid ants nests than I managed.