Long empty roads, beautiful views, challenging climbs and thrilling descents. It may not be quite the Alps but north Wales has a lot to offer the road cyclist, and we’ve found a great route around Coed y Brenin
To the mountain bikers out there, Coed y Brenin will be more familiar as the location of trail centre with a wide selection of routes to offer all level of cyclist, plus a shop, showers and toilets, cafe and bike shop. So essentially it’s got pretty much everything you need in one place.
These features also make it a great place to base yourself for a road ride, and we were introduced to a fun but challenging circular route by SealSkinz, producers of highly regarded waterproof cycling accessories. We also put their Waterproof Oversocks to the test, and we’re pleased to report toasty toes despite a blustery 4 hours of riding.