This loop is classified as a red ride in the Wales Mountain Biking book. In ideal conditions, like we had yesterday, it is a Bigfoot blue. In wet and windy conditions it would turn into a red since it is exposed almost all the time and it could turn into a mud fest. It starts with a climb from the car park, no chance of a warm up, but not too hard either. You are immediately rewarded by stunning views: on your right the north Gower, on your left the south Gower. Dan made the whole ride more interesting by choosing more technical single track options when they were on offer. We both hyped ourselves up for a ‘red’ descent which had the ‘that was it?’ factor after we had done it. Access to the beach with bikes is not straight forward. We managed to carry the bikes down and washed the mud off our legs before we closed the loop. The only unpleasant bit was a bit of main road almost at the end of the ride. It was bank holiday weekend, the road was narrow and a lot of drivers seem to be quite eager to get somewhere. We finished the day off by stopping over in Cardiff to take our eldest out for dinner. He is a hard eating teenager and we were hungry from the ride. Needless to say that we stuffed our faces and could hardly move afterwards. This is a sweet ride. I can only recommend it.
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