WELCOME! I've been cycling through the Southeast Valleys of Wales since 2010 and I can't say (or show) enough about the place. I just love it. So if you've got the interest and would like to spend some time... sit back and let me show you some of the fabulous places I've discovered.

March 08, 2017

Point n' Shoot

Sometimes ya just gotta show up. Wales is like that. And I find myself thinking that it's almost like cheating 'cuz it's so damn easy...

I kinda felt bad for not going out with the Kingfishers yesterday, but I wasn't feeling much for it early in the morning. However, by noon I just couldn't hold myself back because it was such a beautiful day. So I hopped on me bike and went up the road behind the house to Manmoel.

It's a good 'ole climb, but after five miles you're at the top and then it's just rolling. It warmed up nicely to around 12°c and I was feeling a bit of Spring fever. The total distance from my house (up and back) is a whopping 14 miles and because the weather was smashing, I continued on down the mountain to Blackwood.

I rode across the Chartist Bridge and turned north again heading up the Sirhowy Valley to Hollybush. Of course, I was completely loving the ride by then. So despite some clouds coming in, I decided a ride up to Bedwelty Commons and Rhymney Meadows might be cool.

Nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. The world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
- Calvin Coolidge

So if you're interested in looking at more images I shot from my fabulous day... you'll need to head over to my Gallery where you can find two new listings: "Magnificent Manmoel", "Bedwelty & Rhymney". Also of note, and due to popular request; I have added a comments feature to the blog. You can now find a link at the bottom of each new post. Cheers!

If you're interested, here's the full route:

Man o'man... I am a lucky boy, indeed.

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