A commuter ascends the stairs at Cardiff Queen Street station beneath a London underground style poster; ‘Discover the Valleys’. Cyclists all over the UK are now discovering the valleys through the lure of MTB trail centres – Bike Park Wales, Cwmcarn, Afan Argoed, Glyncorrwg – and a plethora of new cycle sportives inspired by the success of the Dragon ride. With miles of rolling hills and coastline, the valleys are indeed, well worth discovering (no bias here of course).
Incidentally, the full distance dragon ride for 2014 – at £87.50 – is now sold out. Disappointed? My advice; Its on the road. Come and ride it whenever you like, for free. We’ll keep a welcome in the hillsides.