Cycling Weekly magazine March 07 2019 issue, on sale from Thursday priced £3.25
Letter from the editor
There’s nothing quite like discovering a beautiful new road when out on your bike. And this week we’ve got three that I hope will be new to many of you.
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Tucked away in North Wales, they’re dead-end roads with no traffic and stunning views that take you to lakes high up in the mountains of Snowdonia.
One of them isn’t new for me. The climb of Marchlyn Mawr is one that I used to ride when I was at university in North Wales. Living up there during academic terms meant that for 90 per cent of the time the weather was too miserable to be able to ride it, but when the sun shone it was pure joy.
We’d ride to Deiniolin, near Llanberis, climb a gate and start climbing. This was pre-Strava, so we rarely raced it, choosing to enjoy the ride instead. On an early summer’s evening we would often hang around at the top and take in the incredible views.
Interestingly, Deiniolin is where Sir Dave Brailsford is from, so I suspect he rode up there a few times before he went off to race as an amateur in France.
If you make it up any of these this year, be sure to send us a picture.
Cycling Weekly magazine editor
In this week’s Cycling Weekly
News GB in action at the Track Worlds
News Geraint Thomas back in action
Feature Exclusive interview with Connor Swift
Feature Riding high in beautiful North Wales
Tech Bianchi Aria aero disc bike tested
Tech Dream shoes to drool over
Fitness Get more adventurous with your training