ManHoc head to  Lake Vyrnwy

Starting from our usual Poplar Services, but with an earlier departure of 10am.

Heading down the lovely A49 to Whitchurch then across on the A495 into the heart of beautiful North Wales on the twisty roads to the scenic Lake, for a hearty lunch by the water.

Riding there without a stop, we were ahead of schedule.  So, following a debate it was a change of plan. 

It was decided that we would ride lake side north, then over the tight narrow road over the Moel Y Geifr valley – fab, brill scenery but hairy! – (now known as “Richard’s pass”) to Bala.

Time for a fuel stop, then it was back on normal winding roads over the moorland mountains to Corwen for afternoon coffee and cakes.

The route continued to Llangollen and on into the fast country roads to Mac’s, just outside Whitchurch, for final coffee and cakes and hugs.

A glorious day’s riding with surprising temperatures of 19 degrees and hitting a max when we got to Bala of 27 degrees – and without a hint of rain or wind – perfect biking weather and day.