We started the day meeting up with Ray and Bonzo at Fromes Hill Cafe for our usual get together and fry up. This was also the first time we had seen Bonzo’s new blackbird (The fastest Honda Blackbird colour – silver) so we spent the next 10 minutes looking over his bike trying our hardest to find faults unfortunately we couldn’t find much wrong with the bike so had to settle on find faults with the owner instead…
Many hours later we settled on having a ride over to Elan Valley as the scenery is sensational this time of year and the cake in the visitors centre is also very nice (all year round)
We headed into Leominster and then out onto the excellent A44 all the way to Crossgates where we stopped for petrol, after filling up we headed into Elan Valley and stopped at the visitors centre for the promised tea and cake, unfortunately the centre was closed so we decided to have a wander around the dams via the mountain road that would eventually take us back to Rhayader and more opportunity for cake.
It must be said that the scenery around the Elan valley is outstanding even more so after the heavy snow that had come down the previous week as this helped fill the dams up and they were overflowing with water.
After our gentle ride around the mountain road we headed back to Rhayader and then onto Crossgates where we stopped for our tea and cake at last. Here we said our goodbyes to Ray and Bonzo and me and Bob started 100 mile trip home.