It's a lovely day for a ride which is why we've sent Dave off to recce the route of Round 1 of the Gore Bike Wear sportive at Llanwrtyd Wells and we're traking him live so you can follow his progress over the 90 mile route with its 2600m of climbing including the Devil's staircase.
It'll be just like being there… without the pain.
He'll be reporting back later with words and pics, but in the meantime enjoy the ride.
You can have a go at the real thing on 4th of July entries are still open and there's the choice of 50 or 90 mile routes.
Click on the marker to see the current ride stats, the map will refresh every two minutes.
Tony has been editing cycling magazines and websites since 1997 starting out as production editor and then deputy editor of Total Bike, acting editor of Total Mountain Bike and then seven years as editor of Cycling Plus. He launched his first cycling website - the Cycling Plus Forum at the turn of the century. In 2006 he left C+ to head up the launch team for Bike Radar which he edited until 2008, when he co-launched the multi-award winning road.cc - which he continues to edit today. His favourite ride is his ‘commute’ - which he does most days inc weekends and he’s been cycle-commuting since 1994. His favourite bikes are titanium and have disc brakes.