On July 30th, Dave Barter set a time of 13 hours and 22 minutes travelling west to east. Perhaps strangely, it's the first ITT attempt submitted in that direction, with most people electing to ride the more conventional westerly direction. Dave would like it to be known that besides claiming the west - east record, he also believes that in the process of his attempt he set a new record for the most swearing carried out from a loaded bike ... yes, he did have a full compliment of kit on board!
The Trans Cambrian Way?
The Trans Cambrian Way is a long distance mountain bike route spanning the width of Wales from Knighton to Dovey Junction on the west coast. The route is approximately 100 miles long and crosses through some very remote countryside. Originally devised and mapped by IMBA, it was intended to be a 3 day ride. There are plenty of riders who will find a 3 day crossing a satisfying challenge ... then there are the 'others'!