Great British Ride Out
Start Cannock Finish Rugely Distance 560 miles Riding time Three days Checkpoints 13 (Ponderosa Café/horseshoe Pass, Chocolate House, Great Orme, Caernarfon castle, Lakeside Café, Lake Vyrnwy, Machynlleth, Devil’s Bridge, Llanercharon, West End Café, Elan Valley, Crossgates, Ragley Hall)
If you’re looking for a ready-made, laid-back tour of Wales, Mike Evans has it for you. Setting off from the Midlands, he hits an impressive 12 waypoints in Wales before finishing off with a 13th at Ragley Hall in Warwickshire. The three-day route averages 120 miles a day, with plenty of time to explore sights. A great use of the GBRO — and it wins Mike an Oxford Oslo jacket worth £199.99.