Ride the ‘Top Gear’ road

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Ever watched Top Gear and thought ‘that looks a fan­tas­tic road, I’d love to ride that’? Well now you can. Top Gear (the pre­vi­ous in­car­na­tion with the three old men) fre­quently filmed on the A4069, Wales’ best road and worst-kept se­cret.

The A4069 isn’t a road to go flat-out on, it’s one to be en­joyed at a gen­tle pace as it re­veals some of the most spec­tac­u­lar views Wales has to of­fer over the Black Moun­tains.

Start­ing at Llan­dovery, which is easy to lo­cate as it is at the junc­tion of the A40 and A483, drop off the main road and en­joy the start of the A4069 as it runs along­side the far busier A40 be­fore turn­ing at Llan­gadog. Pick­ing up the A4069 again, this is where the fun re­ally starts and once you cross the cat­tle grid that sig­ni­fies the sheep are on the roam, the ride only gets bet­ter and bet­ter. A few miles more and you will en­counter quite a treach­er­ous up­hill hair­pin whose sur­face is chewed up by frost, so take care here be­fore pow­er­ing up the hill to be re­warded with some spec­tac­u­lar views.

The next few miles are far more open be­fore a lovely sec­tion of bends rounds off the route as you drop into Bry­nam­man, from where you can loop back to Llan­dovery by tak­ing the A4067 via Ystradg­yn­lais.

route ‘You be James May, I’ll be that Ham­ster one’ – sam­ple the old Top Gear

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