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Cycling in Machynlleth

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Knighton Station

Dolau Station

NCN825 Abbey-cwm-hir

Bridleway

Bridleway

Near Abbeycwmhir

Known as a roman road, but isn’t.

NCN825

Elan valley rail trail

Elan valley rail trail

Elan valley rail trail

Elan valley rail trail

Elan valley rail trail

Elan valley rail trail

Elan valley rail trail

Elan valley rail trail

Elan valley rail trail

Elan valley rail trail

Elan valley rail trail

Elan valley rail trail

Elan valley rail trail

Elan valley rail trail NCN81 and NCN8 meet at this milepost.

Elan valley rail trail

Elan valley rail trail

Elan valley rail trail

Elan valley rail trail

Elan valley rail trail

Elan valley rail trail

Elan valley rail trail

Elan valley rail trail

Elan valley rail trail

Elan valley rail trail

Elan valley rail trail

Elan valley rail trail

Elan valley rail trail

Elan valley rail trail

Elan valley rail trail

Elan valley rail trail

Elan valley rail trail visitor centre

Elan valley rail trail

Elan valley steep track off the rail trail

Elan valley rail trail

Elan valley rail trail

Location of the Dambusters target dam which was destroyed during testing visible from the Elan valley rail trail.

Elan valley rail trail

Elan valley rail trail

Elan valley rail trail

Elan valley rail trail

Elan valley

Elan valley

Elan valley

Elan valley

Elan valley

Elan valley

Elan valley

Elan valley trail

Picnic spot on the Elan valley rail trail

Elan valley

Elan valley rail trail Toilet block with some bikes stashed

Elan valley rail trail

Elan valley rail trail

Elan valley rail trail at a cutting that took 15 months to blast through.

Elan valley rail trail

Elan valley rail trail

Elan valley rail trail

Elan valley rail trail

Elan valley rail trail

Elan valley rail trail

Elan valley rail trail

Elan valley rail trail

Ncn81

Stopping for another photo

Riders on NCN81

Gate on the Elan Valley Trail

Bursting

Sheeps

Information about the long distance hiking trail Glendowers Way, that passes through Abbey Cmw Hir.

New Zealand sheep/cattle driving dogs often come out here to sniff passers by.

No cycle parking at Pen-y-Bont Station.

On a slight detour from ncr 81 a cyclist indulges in a little gricing at Welshpool Raven Square station; the driver is preparing his locomotive for the trip along to Llanfair Caereinion with an afternoon train. https://en.wikipedia.org/w ... [more]

The towpath of the Montgomery Canal affords a peaceful ride along ncr 81 between Newtown and Welshpool. Here at Brynderwen Wharf, the partially restored canal is in-water and home to diverse flora, including these rather fine water-lilies ... [more]

There are lots of bridleways in Carmarthenshire, for some historical reason I suppose.

There are lots of bridleways in Carmarthenshire, for some historical reason I suppose. I don't think I'd bother taking a bike on this one.

There are lots of bridleways in Carmarthenshire, for some historical reason I suppose.

Gorgeous and almost traffic-free route over the Abergwesyn Pass into Carmarthenshire

Trallwm mountain biking centre - the reception/café (at left) has closed, so just ride the trails and have fun.

NCN route 43 leaving Builth Wells

Rather overwhelmed - sign for NCN route 43 in Builth Wells

NCN route 43 entering Builth Wells

Presteigne

The big clumps of moss on the side of these forestry paths are what the Norwegians call 'Trolls'.

Big cattle grid on these forestry roads.

Fairly rough terrain here - only for mountain bikers.

Warning of two new horse stiles that have been added to this track - in an effort to deter motorcycling.

The National Cycle Museum http://www.cyclemuseum.org.uk/

The 1925 Tour de France looked like it really did what it said on the tin! http://www.cyclemuseum.org.uk/

A 1928 bicycle made by Halfords of Birmingham. http://www.cyclemuseum.org.uk/

Woman at the front tandem. When women started riding bikes it was considered inappropriate for the woman to be behind the man, so this one has a lady frame at the front but has to share the steering which can be controlled by the man at ... [more]

The story of Billie Dovey / Fleming who died in May 2014 just over 100 years old. She still holds the record for the woman to have cycled the furthest in a year, in 1938. http://www.cyclemuseum.org.uk/

One of the very first folding bikes - as used by paratroopers during the Normandy landings. http://www.cyclemuseum.org.uk/

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