Westland Classic Motorcycle Club
Lynn Brianne, Wales -
21st May 2017
The day started with good weather, leaving Yeovil at 8.15am with very light traffic.
Our group rode to our first stop at Abergavenny for the obligatory coffee stop, then on to view a few reservoirs, through Brecon, over the M.O.D. firing ranges to reach Beaulah.
After a good lunch we rode through Abergwesyn,the Ifron Gorge reaching the Devils Staircase. We didn't stop here and rode on to the scenic Llyn Brianne which is never disappointing. After stopping for photos we rode on to the West end Cafe at Llandovery for a tea break (bikers cafe) then on to Raglan Castle for another short stop, finally making our way to Tintern to stretch our legs before heading homeward, reaching Yeovil at 6.50pm. A good days ride without any road blocks or diversions!
CAEN HILL LOCKS RUN - 27th MAY 2017
We picked a sunny start to the day. A good ride to the locks with clear roads.
The group were able to view long boats making their way up and down the twenty nine locks including the hard work involved in turning the crank.
Finished the day with a welcome drink at the lock cafe before heading homeward.
Tony (pan euro)
BURRINGTON COMBE AND CHEDDAR
1st June 2017
A lovely warm evening for a leisurely ride to Burrington Combe and Cheddar.
Light traffic until we reached the exit gates of the Bath and West Showground which slowed us down for a while. Progressed to our coffee stop at Burrington, sat in the sun....lovely.
Walked up to see some of the goats then carried on our way riding up through Cheddar Gorge.
Witnessed a spectacular sunset as we advanced our way home.
Bwlch y Groes 11th June 2017
Started the ride with lovely weather, made our way to Abergavenny for the first coffee stop at the the famous Luigis Cafe.
On leaving, the ride took us through the Elan Valley very pretty here, with the water hardly in sight.
Travelled up to Dinas Mawddy which took us to the highest mountain pass a true scienic delight not to be missed and should be on eveyones bucket list.
Lake Bala was next followed by Lake Vyrnwy with specatular views. Had a few more coffee stops with the weather still in our favour all the home.
Another great day out.
Nant Y Moch - 2nd July 2017
On Sunday 2nd July we headed for Nant Y Moch/ Elan Valley and the Bryntail Lead Mine.
Had a good turn out with beautiful weather all day. We stopped for a hearty Sunday Lunch at The White Lion Machynlleth.
The scenery was fantastic, especially looking over the huge dams and we all found the old Lead Mine very interesting.
There was time for a last coffee stop at Tintern before heading home.
Tony (Pan euro)
We left Asda at 6pm enjoying the lovely evening weather and arrived to find the lake and grounds full of waterfowl, so lots to see.
We watched as they flew off, then made our way up to the cafe on site and enjoyed a coffee, before heading homeward.
Tony (Pan Euro)
Chew Valley Lake
6th July 2017
RHONDDA VALLEY RUN SEPT 3rd 2017
Started the day overcast which stayed with us most of the time.
First stop Abergavenny for coffee, then rode on up the valley and arrived at the Rhondda Valley Heritage Park, Porth. After a good lunch made our way down the second Rhondda valley to the memorials.
We saw the Aberfan Disaster Garden ( the largest overground disaster), followed by the Senghen Memorial, remembering Wales's biggest underground mining disaster which happened in 1901 and again in the same mine in 1913. Plenty of superb scenery throughout the day. Tony (Pan Euro)
LUNCH IN LLANDOVERY - 5.11.17
Pleasant ride through scenic countryside. Met up with some fellow bikers for a hearty roast lamb lunch.
Weather changeable most of the day but it didn’t detract from the marvellous views
WEST END CAFE
THE CANAL AT LLANFOIST
The fantastic scenery riding on the B4560
M.O.D. ranges Garth