Video: A bikepacking trip across Wales on the Trans-Cambrian Way
In the last instalment of our Dirty Half Dozen series, we saddle up for an off-road overnight adventure across Wales
Over the last six months in our Scott sponsored Dirty Half Dozen Series, we've been challenging ourselves to try out different disciplines of mountain biking. Between the MBUK team we've stayed awake through the night racing 24hr XC, grazed our knuckles off trees racing downhill, learnt new skills with a coaching day, taken e-bikes to the heights of the Lake District, got mud-soaked doing enduro and now it's time for our final discipline – bikepacking. For this we chose to ride a Welsh classic – the Trans-Cambrian Way. This is a 175km route starts in Dovey Junction on the Irish Sea and finishes in Knighton, in Shropshire. To discover more check out the video below and pick up a copy of August's issue for the full story.
Former Mountain Biking UK features editor Ed Thomsett is a downhiller at heart but has been riding bikes of all types since a young age. He's raced both nationally and internationally in downhill and enduro, and has spent several summers living in the Alps and Canada, riding, roadtripping and living the dirtbag lifestyle. Now Ed calls upon his years of experience riding bikes to the limit as a writer and reviewer for MBUK and BikeRadar. He's also an avid trail builder and has scraped out numerous steep and technical lines in the woodlands of his native North Yorkshire. These days Ed will happily turn his hand to any discipline and believes the sign of a good week is when every bike in his shed ends up muddy by the end of it.