MTB ride Angler’s Retreat to the Chute

Angler's Retreat - Chute routeThe busy week here continues… We’ll tell you more about some of the things we’ve been doing later, but I did manage to squeeze in the weekly Ystwyth MTB club night ride last night and actually remembered to take some photos too. So, for those of you who wonder why we put ourselves through the pain and discomfort of mountain biking at night in West Wales, then just check out some of the views.

OK, there are days when even I feel as though the last thing I want to do is put on my waterproof gear and head out into the freezing cold, wet and miserable Welsh Hills, but I almost always do and I always feel better for it and enjoy myself when I do. There are also those occasions when it isn’t cold, it isn’t raining and you have a great ride with good company and some of the best views in Wales. It can be really beautiful up there.

Welsh Hill Panoramic View

Welsh Hill Panoramic View

Lets Ride!

Lets Ride!

Admiring the view

Admiring the view

Pretty, eh?

Pretty, eh?

Last night we started on the track just above Angler’s Retreat and did our usual route out through Hyddgen to the top of the ‘Chute’. Down the descent of the Chute and then up the nasty climb back to the top. We had planned to then drop into Artist’s Valley, but Dave had no brake pads so we simply headed back to the cars.

Click here for Google Earth file of the Angler’s Retreat – Chute route

Just get out there and ride!

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Alan Cole

Alan is a Freelance Website Designer, Sports & Exercise Science Lab Technician and full time Dad & husband with far too many hobbies: Triathlete, Swimming, Cycling, Running, MTBing, Surfing, Windsurfing, SUPing, Gardening, Photography.... The list goes on.

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