We stayed in a bunkhouse that were able to host 32 of us, Zane & Jason stayed outside in a tent, not that there wasn't enough space in the house for them, but due to Health & Safety laws on this island. I would highly recomment Gilfach Wen Barn as it is well prepared for a group of this size, with 2 stoves, 2 fridges and enough bowls, pots etc to cook for this amount of people. Enough showers and such a spacious lounge area that you never feel in each other's space.
Brechfa was the perfect setting as it has 4 routes, a blue, green, red & black so everybody was able to ride according to their ability.
We indulged in steak, paptert, welsh lamb & roosterkoek with some of my mom's homemade fig jam!
Die Boerseuns braai roosterkoek & tjops
Gerhard van Niekerk, Braam & Pierre
|Surprize B-day Party for me!|
|The treats - Dankie Dolla & kie|
|Nic Master Minded evening Entertainment and this was probably one of the funniest things we have ever seen. Christiaan doing the wurm race on the floor.|
The black route, called the Raven, has the most amazing single track section, it is like Yoghurt Pots in Surrey Hills, but on steriods, bigger berms, twists and turns. Scary, but you are going so fast that you actually don't have time to think about it. Proper leg shaking adrenaline goodness when you reach the end of it. The single track climbing is hard work, but very rewarding.
On the Monday we did the red, Gorlech trail. It has lots of firetrack climbing and completely different singletrack in comparison with the black. The last run into the car park has a few scary berms with some lose slate stone corners, a nice and challenging run. It is also beautiful being on the edge of a mountain and overlooking other mountains on the other side of the valley.
It was such a fun weekend and I felt blessed to have so many amazing friends around me.
|On Day 2 we took on the AWESOME black route|
|Van Niekers v Van Aswegens|
|Steak & Paptert - Delicious|
Nic, Dolla, Braam & Al
|Gesellig om die tafel|
|Nice, in the kitchen where they belong. #afewgoodhandymen|