Following a backbreaking climb from Tredegar to Brynmawr, I rode east along the cliffs of NCN 46 for about 2 miles to suddenly find Clydach gorge closed due to construction and renovations. Urgh. (see photo below...)
Meanwhile here are a few more shots from around Clydach Gorge.
and here's the gratuitous "bike shot"...
On Monday I rode an easy route through Sirhowy Country Park and along the Monmouth & Brecon Canal as a warm up for the longer ride I had planned for Tuesday. Needless to say, the little ride shown below did NOT prepare me for 63 miles and over 2300 feet of climbs that were to pass under my wheels.