North London Zip to Welshpool
Dave Taylor led a brilliant weekend June 2-5 and his report follows
North London toured mid Wales over the extended Jubilee weekend.
We left Hatfield taking the A41 to Bicester and then along the twisty B4030 to the A44 through to Worcester and beyond. The A44 offers a great riding experience with lots of glorious bends, short straights, lovely scenery and a choice of inviting cafes.
If you find yourself on the A44, try the Art Yard Café on the junction of the B4030 and A44 at Enstone where bikes are made very welcome and the Bringsty Café at Bringsty near Bromyard which is located directly on the A44 and has lovely views across open countryside. Both cafes offer home made food at very reasonable prices.
We stayed in Welshpool at Severn Farm B&B where we were made very welcome by Alun and Joyce.
They have plenty of space and allow us to make us of their secure locked barn to store the bikes overnight. Welshpool is quite a small place but has a few places to eat and half a dozen takeaway’s.
The best place to eat by a country mile is the Corn Store on Church Street. Mid Wales offers a superb riding experience.
On the Friday Richard led the Ride which took in Newtown, Builth Wells, Sennybridge, Llandovery. They were entertained by sheepdog training at a Pub stop and found themselves on a bit of a farm track to Newbridge on Wye. It was a fine and dry day with a great route.
Andrew led the Saturday on a superb route taking in Newtown, Llanidloes, Machynlleth, Aberystwyth, Devils Bridge and the Elan Valley. They went on a Zip Wire which was very exhilarating but not all participated! Some wonderful photos were taken.
A great weekend at one of our regular favourites. Hope I can make next time!