South Wales go to the Devil Sunday 15th October

Went for a short ride with Thomas Prosser, Lloyd Williams and Murray Wiltshire yesterday.

3 of us met at the Otter in Newbridge and then headed north to Govilon to meet Tom.

One observation, after a mile of 20mph, 30 feels meteoric, 40 then feels supersonic.

Fortunately for the most part the new limit has been applied sensibly though there are more than a few car drivers out there who cannot read road signs and think that 20mph has been applied everywhere.

First stop was the Greggs at the Vulcan Arms, Rhayader for a comfort break, us oldies need to know where all places of comfort are, and a cup of tea.

The target of our trip was next, Two Hoots at Devil’s Bridge railway station.

Run by some delightful ladies and always a good stop. Unfortunately, they close for the winter when the railway closes.

We partook of the very nice bacon bap (at least one of us went the full monty and had sausage and egg with the bacon) and another tea/coffee.

From there we headed south via Tregaron and Pumpsant to Llandovery to the Owl’s Nest Tea Room Diner where more comfort and refreshment was had (ice slice, mum).

The last leg home was via Brecon and Llangynidr, Tom left us at Beaufort.

The rest of us got to Blackwood before parting company.

I got home just after 6pm after about 190 miles of glorious weather and some superb roads and great company.

The temperature never got much above 10C but the sun was shining all day, a good day out.