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Saturday, 23 February 2008

Gower Loop 17 February 2008

I persuaded Martin (Griff) to head off to the Gower rather than pound around Afan again. He had never ridden the Gower and it was a cold but gloriously clear day.



We parked at Penmaen and headed up on to the top of Cefn Bryn.





Griff had asked the question 'how long is this ride?' about two hours I said.
Half way along Cefn Bryn we turned left on to the main road and went down through the village of Reynoldston. The smell of Sunday lunch from the pub made me feel hungry. A quick stop in the Mini market at Knelston and we were fuelled up and on our way.


We took the Gower Way through the fields behind the Church at Llandewi and eventually came to a track which took us towards Middleton.

Just before Midleton we turned right and climbed Rhossili Down to thr Trig point.




The view from the top was stunning.



So we took a few pictures.

The ride along the Downs is a cracker, one of the best with views of Worms Head and across Carmarthen Bay. This trip had a double purpose.
We rode through Hill End down an interesting descent and then up on to Llanmadoc Hill.



This gave excellent views over the Lougher Estuary, the scene of last weeks epic, but it was flat calm and did not tell me a lot.


So Griff took some more pictures.










We cleared Llanmadoc Hill and headed for Ryers Down and then back up on to Cefn Bryn.
The sun was setting and gave us a fantastic sunset.

The ride took us four and half hours!!!!!!!



But at least Griff was impressed.

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