The very best driving roads in Wales
From Snowdonia to Pembrokeshire, we hunt down Wales's very finest driving roads in a BAC Mono
Posted: 21 Mar 2014
The roads that link these disparate communities across the Beacons, the B4560, A470, A4059, A4067 and A4069, make me wonder why there hasn't been more cross-pollination. These are wonderful, rapid, open roads, good for progress, and in the case of the ones at either end, the roads that head north from Beaufort and Brynamman, spectacularly good to drive. These are high passes, riding the tops of the moors, weaving and darting around, and the Mono loves them both, zapping about, its remarkable ride absorbing the coarseness, widescreen views entirely unimpeded by pillars or roof. Central driving positions are the way forward.
We locate oil at Touratech, an outward bound motorcycle outfitter in Ystradgynlais. Justin, who's partial to an aluminium pannier, is beside himself and walks out happily clutching a catalogue several hundred pages thick.