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Photo from A Snowy Royal Enfield Ride

A Snowy Royal Enfield Ride

….by Ed Quayle Well, seeing as there was snow on the ground and the temperature was zero degrees, it was time for another “daft ride” as I like to do. I had recently done a 60 mile ride on the smallest roads I have ever been on, led by a friend who has been a […]

Photo from Whistlestop Cafe review

Whistlestop Cafe review

OK, so it was a Thursday, and late afternoon. The sun was shining (occasionally), and the rain was falling on our son in Manchester rather than here in Wales so……we decided to go out for a ride! After all, it had been at least……oh, a day, since we’d been on the Wing! The new revamped […]

Photo from Review of the Alpine Cafe, Betws-y-Coed

Review of the Alpine Cafe, Betws-y-Coed

by Chris Phillips Betws is – and has long been – one of the most popular places to visit in North Wales, and has for many years been a favourite stopping point for bikers. It may well be that when the sun is shining there are few places one would rather be. It could just […]

Photo from Lakeside Cafe review

Lakeside Cafe review

by Joanna Mackintosh On a sunny day, Blaenau Ffestiniog (not to be confused with it’s older and smaller neighbour, Ffestiniog – nowadays known also as Llan Ffestiniog, just to keep you guessing) is quite lovely, and the roads to it are superb for bikes (especially the newly repaired and resurfaced Crimea Pass from

Photo from Dragons Rest Cafe report

Dragons Rest Cafe report

by Joanna Mackintosh At the A55’s Caerwys exit (J31), near Holywell, you’ll find not only McDonalds but also the Dragons Rest Cafe* (alongside the owners’ caravan shop). When we went last week, they were in the process of enlarging the seating area in the cafe – so it’s not an ideal stop at the moment, […]

Photo from A cafe that’s……well, Spot On!

A cafe that’s……well, Spot On!

by Joanna Mackintosh Oddly, given all the fantastic biker roads in North Wales, there seems to be a dearth of good biker-friendly cafes here (as opposed to pubs, which is another story). Most people are aware of the Ponderosa Cafe at the Horseshoe Pass (excellent, but I wish they wouldn’t stop serving hot food so […]