This is another of my favourite training rides on quiet Welsh roads and lanes. July 23rd was hot and sunny with on-road temperatures peaking at 32 deg C!! A cooling breeze and the bulk of the climbing being through forested areas helped. The long descent to Nantglyn was treacherous with collections of gravel and moss and algae on the steeper sections making breaking hazardous (actually impossible!) Over 8 hours on the bike, nearly 7,000 feet of climbing in 92 miles should help put me in good stead for the 12 hour coming up next month.