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Sunday, 5 June 2016

Llyn Coastal 51m Cycle Sportive, Pwllheli ~ 3 hours 15minutes

At the start line
As part of my hilly Ironman Training for the year I took part in the Llyn Coastal Cycle Sportive. It's a beautiful but challenging 51m circular route with three main climbs ascending over a total of 1,000m.

The weather was dry, sunny and a very warm 27'c! :-)
Descent into Aberdaron

Setting out from the new Sailing School in Pwllheli the first of the climbs is West up to Mynytho with views over Abersoch bay and also Hell's Mouth,

Route map and stats :-)
A winding descent then down to Hell's Mouth and coastal lanes towards Aberdaron, taking on the colossal Rhiw hill between the two!

The route then traverses North along the Llyn Peninsular through Tudweiliog and Morfa Nefyn before the final climb back over to the South of the Llyn returning to Pwllheli via Aberech.

Finish Line
I was pretty pleased with the time, pushing it for the last five miles back to Pwllheli.

Spent the afternoon with the family on the boat with a beer :-)