The mountain roads around Machynlleth are spectacular on any day but a joy on a windless sunny day in winter. This is on the mountain pass to Llanidloes and its been an ambition of mine to climb this on my bike since I arrived in Wales 22 years ago! I went up on my Dutch Gazelle bike. Such a beautiful heavy bike and so nice to ride, no one expects it to climb a hill like this, but I did it without climbing out of my saddle. I got my Gazelle from Berno in North Wales. He’s a great guy with some brilliant bikes. Would highly recommend him.