The ride report: 10/10/21

5 of us set off on what looked like a good morning for cycling. That mood was not dampened by yours truly getting a puncture before we got past the Cwm Level football pitch. The offending half inch nail removed; we were back under way soon enough. (You should have seen three of us trying to get the tyre back on, I viral video missed if ever there was one)

Old road to Llanelli, the sun was out and the wind was blowing, Bob bade farewell and headed back from there. We all tucked in behind Nic to get across Kidwelly flats, until Mal saw the sign and shamelessly pulled out and sprinted for it. Coffee and carrot cake well received at Kidwelly and a route onward decision made. We headed off toward Carmarthen needing to turn left. Confusion as to which left had us turning at the one nobody intended. Turns out we were on a road none of us had ever ridden before, adventurous or what! 

It turned into an adventure with a hill that just kept on giving, surely that next little bend/switchback is the top. No there’s another one. Eventually we came out at Four Roads, picked a direction and headed off, (looking at the map after we picked the wrong one, should have turned left), which gave us a bit of a convoluted, but interesting route to Pont-Henri then Pontyberem and right, up another hill that just keeps giving.

Slight x-files moment as Mark disappeared, turns out he turned right before the. top of the hill and went straight to Llannon, so he came back to find us at the junction waiting for him.

Then the nice bit , downhill to Hendy with a third sprint for the sign. Back through Pontardulais with 2 turning right at the lights to head homne, 2 going straight on until Nic turned to have a few extra hills via Velindre. Home for coffee and dinner

John C.

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