Rhyd Forest Bike Ride

What to do on a wet morning before work?....go mountain biking! Trystan and I managed to seize a weather window (it stopped raining for just over an hour!) yesterday morning to go for a bike ride in Rhyd forest. Trystan took me on a circuit he had worked out in the forest. I can confirm, it is excellent. Rhyd is located between Llanfrothen and Maentwrog in Southern Snowdonia.
In my youth I used to do lots of mountain biking but lately climbing has taken priority, I had forgotten how much of an adrenaline rush it is! It was comparable to the rides at Alton Towers yesterday!

A took along a GPS to record the route. Its a simple Garmin Etrex unit with the important addition of a USB cable which allows tracks to be downloaded to Memory Map program. Here's a map of our route, click on the map to view it full size:

It was about 12km long and took us 1.5 hours.

Sorry for the quality of the photos, they were taken on my phone




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