i like Cannock. thing is i live in southampton, so if i want hills i need to go north.
also i like splitting up the driving on one of my missions, so i have a couple of options, cannock or afan/cwmcarn (both approx 3hours) being the first ports of call, frankly i have done afan too much so it has become boring and i feel cwmcarn is too short where as cannock takes me the same time to get to and has a nice mix of up and down in quick succession where as afan and cwmcarn both have massive ups then a massive down. also i love coed y brenin and it's quicker to get to coed y brenin from cannock than it is from afan or cwmcarn.
i know there are other places in between but i either don't know the trails and they're not marked or they are too short. trail centres are quite sanitized fun but they are fun
so today was, leave at 10.30, half way there is a little chef on the a34 just before the m40 turn off which is perfectly placed at the halfway point, then i got to cannock at 2ish, rode till just gone 4.30, then left for dolgellau arriving at 630, showered and fed by 8, then chilling in the bar with the laptop, ideal really.
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