* 1400m of climbing - it's the start of the big hills.
* out of dolgellau 7km ascent first 2km steep followed by steep bits then 180m in 1.6km (10%+). Then 4km downhill, then up and down before run down into machynlleth.
* from Machynlleth there is a gentle ascent for 4km, then starts in earnest with 400m climb in 7km. false summits and steep sting in the tail.
* 5km descent is a joy
2007 Nagasawa with C-Record, 1992 Duell with Croce D'aune/Chorus, three Gazelles, M5 recumbent
I've done it 3 times, once from holyhead to cardiif and twice from cardiff to the north of Wales.
It is very nice and scenic. Some parts of Wales are very hilly, bring the low gears.
I cycles about 80-100 km a day.
Wales is maybe my favorite parts of the UK for cycling.
I'm really looking forward to this ride, but haven't done nearly enough training, so I've opted for some mechanical help. I've changed my chainset for a 22/32/43 from a 28/38/48 to give me some help in the hills.