Pocpac Does Bike Packing – Cambrian Way Traverse

The Cambrian Way Traverse is one of the UK’s most feared trails. A 100-mile path that winds its way from Knighton on the English border to Dovey Junction near Machynlleth. Combined with some typically British rainstorms our team had a tough 3 days of riding ahead of them. 

Day 1 Lludow to the Elan Valley. Having caught the train from pOcpac HQ in Cheshire down to the Shropshire town of Ludlow, the team headed west into Wales. It stayed dry for the first half of the day, however some torrential downpours on arrival at the campsite made for some interesting tent pitching. Our range of pOcpacs really came into their own here. Searching for the campsites booking confirmation email would have been impossible without them!

Day 2 Elan Valley to Llanidloes – After surviving a night of downpours, day 2 started out by following a winding trail alongside the reservoirs of the Ellan Valley. Followed by mile after mile of forestry trails, day 2 was something special!

Day 3 Llanidloes to Machynlleth – The final leg of the three-day trip involved a westerly ride towards the Irish sea and our team’s destination, the ancient capital of Wales, Machynlleth. Some stunning trails in the Hafod Forest followed by a long descent down into Machynlleth was the perfect way to end the trip. 

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