Saturday, August 10, 2013

North Wales with old Crew

Today we went for a ride into North Wales with some of the old crew off NUKB. It was a bit of a reunion ride as we haven’t seen some of them since Ella’s birthday last year.

We meet up at Lymm Services and then headed on the M56 and A55 to Mold. Here we joined the A494 and then followed the A541 and A543 to Denbigh were we stopped at a café to meet up with some other guys.

Bikes in North Wales We left Denbigh and headed on the A543 and then the A544 towards Llansannan. Here we joined the B5382 and headed across to the A548. We followed this to Llanrwst were we joined the A470 and then headed into Betws-y-coed. We filled up with fuel at the local petrol station but decided not to stop for lunch here as it was to busy. We continued on the A470 through Dolwyddelan and Blaenau Festiniog. We turned off the A470 at Trawsfynydd and headed on the A4212 to Bala. In Bala we joined the A494 and headed back North towards the A5. We joined the A5 and headed towards Corwen but soon stopped at Rhug Estate for our lunch and some Bison burgers.

After a late lunch we headed for home the rideout sort of broke up into a few different rideouts at this point. We followed CJ the original rideout leader and headed North on the A494 towards Ruthin but soon turned off onto the A5104 and headed for Wrexham. Near Llandegla we joined the A525 and headed over to the A483. We turned onto the A483 and headed North to by-pass Wrexham. Just North of Wrexham we joined the A5156 and then the A534 and headed towards Nantwich. Here we joined the A530 and headed for Middlewich. We then joined the A54 and headed for the M6 but stopped briefly again for some fuel. We then headed home on the M6, M62 and M60. It was nice to see the old crew but North Wales is far to busy at this time of the year to make any decent progress. It is far more pleasant riding on back roads in the Dales than constantly having to overtake cars going stupidly slow.