Bikepacking

Lost in Wales

Riders: Maciej Malyszka, Peter Elsegood, Paul Hunt, Piotr Gabka, Michal Kulazinski.

The first of many Velouse Flyers adventures. When we started to plan this trip and decided to ride in Wales in early May, some of us had visions of torrential rain, hail maybe even snow, but how wrong could we have been. We know the landscape would be amazing because last year we rode here in August (in rain). It was about this time we started thinking about starting a new club which was inclusive but still did more than the average club ride and cake stop. We decided to come back because we had unfinished business. Last year we had to cut the routes short due to being new to bikepacking and not having enough food, water to keep us going.

Armed with the knowledge of what we did wrong last year, 5 of us decided to have another go. 3 of us planned to ride all of the route a 2 decided to ride as much as they could and the go back to the car and drive to our next overnight stop.

Text: Peter Elsegood

2019