Mike Noyce
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Terror inducing mountain bike ride

Mike Noyce
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07 Jun 2015

Whilst looking for a nice easy ride from Llangollen, I came across a trail through Llandegla forest. The boys were really keen so we went this afternoon. The path rose steeply at first but then flattened out which obviously lulled me into a false sense of security! What should have given it away is the fact that on the map part of the path was lablled "the roller coaster". The boys had all but disappeared by the time I navigated that section. It didn't seem to get any better further down the path. 

We made it back in one piece (more or less - 2 bruises and one sore knee) with them begging to go back next week. Next time, however, they want to do a red route. Bearing in mind that the routes are labelled green, blue, red, black and today's route was a blue route, I can't say I'm overwhelmed by anticipation but we'll see how it goes. 

I thought the bikeathon training was going to be fairly easy - obviously not!! Never mind, only two weeks to go!