Introduction

Welcome friends. This humble blog is about the simple observations I discover whilst cycling through lovely Wales.
I hope to offer you dear reader, cheerful reflections upon the days and miles I pedal, along with encouragement to get out and explore by bicycle yourself! Perhaps too, if I attempt a bit of amusing anecdotes along the way, I may invoke your readership as well. Thanks for stopping by... cheers, muse

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Land of Discovery... Llandovery

Every year the Kingfishers go on an overnight bicycle tour. This year I was fortunate to have been invited to join them on a three day trip to Llandovery; a town north of Brecon along the River Tywi in CarmarthenshireSo on Tuesday, August 22nd, John, Brian, Graham, and I loaded our panniers, looked to the north, and headed out.


Brian, John, & Graham

Coming into Brecon...

How ya like them cookie bars boys?

John being John...

Brian looking every bit like an elf...

The beautiful old iron bridge at Cilycwm...

Brian contemplates  Graham's pontification...

Coming into Llandovery...

Finally at the hotel...

What can ya say?

After a cuppa the boys are ready to ride again!...

Ready, set, GO!... 

This was my view mostly...

... unless I race like a madman for this kinda shot...

or wait for them to stop...

but then they are off again...

waiting for you know who...



Llandovery is rich in Welsh history to put it mildly. I am so very fortunate that the boys are keen to teach me as they lead me through the countryside. I did a bit of additional research and you should do the same. Read more about Llandovery and Llywelyn ap Gruffydd. (Remember the headline?... It's simply mind-boggling to this ole' hayseed from North Carolina.)



The landscapes speak for themselves...















And so on the last evening we said our goodbyes to Llywelyn ap Gruffudd...




True Knights of Wales.

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