I've often wondered what the riding was like on the big lump above Llanfoist. It's a massive looking hill, and I know the road climb is a local classic and strava hotspot, but what about off road.
I picked up Tom Huttons guide, met Polly after work at 5pm, and sety out following the route. Basically it's a big climb, arrive at the bwlch, traverse the Blorenge then descend to the Punch Bowl. However, there is one sting in the tail after the pond, and that required stronger legs than mine after a heavy downpour. Still, the ride is excellen and will be in our Beacons Epic for late June with Sim and the boys.