The sun is shining brightly on my penultimate day of the journey but really the last day of serious cycling. Getting up and over the Brecon Beacons proves to be beautiful, fun and challenging. The beacons are like a hand with the fingers pointing south and the highest part, the knuckles let’s say, in the north.
First I pass through the Welsh countryside.
So I climb up and up the first knuckle not really knowing what to expect. When I reach the top, after many false summits, I can see it is a special place. Why? Because there is a film crew with all sorts of high tech gear setting up a series of cycling photo shoots with a professional cyclist for a bicycling magazine cover.
The view from the top of the first Beacon is best seen on film.
And a few photographs too.
The steepest climb of the entire trip came today going from the bottom of one beacon to the top of another.
I have been heading for this town all week.
Just about ten kilometers left for the ride in the morning.
My bike and I settle in for one more night.
Stats – for Tuesday 18 September 2012
Distance: 78 km
Time on Bike: 5 hours 10 min
Average Speed: 15.2 km/hr
Distance to Date: 9,348 km