THE TON AND PARC ROAD

25/01/09

A quick short ride was taken on a pleasant Sunday morning. The weather had turned warmer as we cycled along the Trehebert Road to Llandegveth. Here, some of our childhood haunts were re-visited, the Farmer's Arms pub and the old bridge over Sor brook, where young bike brothers used to play. Ton road is a steep, and at this time of the year, very slippery. It was a good warm up though with its several twisty climbs to take us over the top, here there were some snowdrops just budding, this gave us hope that winter was nearing it's end and a good summer of cycling was getting closer. Down in to Llangybi, the White Hart pub had been renovated making it a change from the many pubs that have shut down. Parc road was ascended, during this climb I felt something strange, I was actually enjoying it! With the beauty of this climb, the ride was an enjoyable route to Coed-y-Paen. Even my puncture was laughed and joked about! A quick ride back down the Darren hill made for a great 15 miles of cycling!

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