Lardyboy said:But if you want a challenge try Constitution Hill is Swansea itself - not for the faint hearted. Even the Pro's were pushing up that one one year on the Milk Race!
St David's in Pembrokeshire?Whrrr said:I'm off to St David's for a week with the mother-in-law(!), wife and son. They're not cyclists so I'm hoping to get some early morning rides in. Any suggestions for around the city area itself?
As 515mm says, it's a long way from St David's to Gower. If you do get to Gower make sure you don't miss the Cilonnen Road, from Three Crosses to Llanrhidian. There are some monstrous hills, but also some really nice flat bits - like the Marsh Road from Llanrhidian to Crofty at low tide. Bad weekend driving makes the South Gower road intimidating for less confident cyclists, but otherwise it's nice - as Lardyboy says, it will take you to Rhossili/Worm's Head, which is not to be missed. A lovely flat, fast road connects S and N Gower from Llandewi to Burry Green. The best descents are Cefn Stylle (going North from Three Crosses) and Cilibion Hill (going North from the King Arthur at Reynoldston, over Cefn Bryn. I don't recommend going up the latter, especially with a headwind, unless you're some kind of masochist. In which case, as Lardyboy says, it's Constitution Hill in Swansea for you...lifeson said:Anybody know what the cyclings like around the Gower penninsula/Pembrokeshire area is like?
We have booked a week down at St Davids which is right down in the bottom SW corner.
Is it mega hilly around the area? :confused: