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Yea, yea, yea, but what is it?

The WRT is a 3 day and perhaps more importantly 2 night ride through and around mid Wales. You'll be expected to be self sufficient, carrying everything you need and sleeping out in or under whatever you think best. It's not elitist, entry is open to anyone who wants to try it. All the money raised by the WRT goes to the Wales Air Ambulance charity ... an organisation I hope you'll never need.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Sneaky peek.

One of the great things about the WRT (for me anyway) is going out, scouting tracks, trails and potential grid references ... obviously, you'll all devise your own routes but someone needs to know that an entire route exists and hopefully numerous different routes too.

Today, was my first 'scouting ride' into the hills and it was great. The weather was kind, cold and dry (until I came across an area of forest that's in the process of been felled ... then it got very muddy) and as long as you kept moving it was warm enough. Anyway, thought you might like to see a pic of a potential grid reference or failing that it would make a pretty good overnight spot.

Bear in mind, that if you go the way I went then it's a continuous climb of 1550 ft ... not that you'll know which way I went.