“Check out this route, VC TDF mini route with some bumps” — Si Jones
Setting out from Meliden towards Grontant (NOT RHUDDLAN), Llanasa then skirting along and up the hillside to Pentre Halkyn, then downhill into Mold.
Gwernymnydd, past loggerheads Tafarrn-y-Gelyn before the ascent to the top of the Clwyd Gate, and then down to Llanbedr DC and into Ruthin.
Ruthin out to Llanrheadr detour to Denbigh. Climbing out via Henllan – then the back route through Llannefydd, crossing the Glascoed / Roman Road before dropping into St George, and back via Bodelwyddan.
While the weather is not meant to be too choice for this weekend – this keeps options open, and takes in a bunch of climbing in the process.
106 miles 9500ft climbing and STRAVA route – this is not a short walk in the park.
As road bike routes in Snowdonia go – this heads out over two highland areas proper, and comes back via some large lumps. Starting and finishing at Saints Gym Meliden and passing through Ruddlan there and back.
Heading out from Prestatyn Through Rhuddlan, Bodelwyddan, Engine Hill then cutting left to follow the river valley before the drop into Llanfair TH.
Climbing up out of there to Llansanan and across to the two lakes before joining the A540 across the moors to Pentrefoelas.
Turning at the Chocolate Shop and ascending over to Ysbty Ifan on the B4407 toward but not going as far as Ffestiniog. Heading back towards Llyn Celyn / Afon Tryweryn and on towards Bala.
Climbing out of Bala to Cerrigydrudion and taking the B5105 out through Llafihangel on towards Ruthin – through and up the Clywd Gate, Cilcain, and then back over Moel Arthur, Llandyrnog, onto the 9 course, and along to Blue Hand before staying on the road back to Trefnant, and back along the waen and the rugby club road.