For your viewing pleasure Dave tackles 90 miles and 2600m of climbing

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.

Plucked from the obscurity of his London commute back in the mid-Nineties to live in Bath and edit bike mags our man made the jump to the interweb back in 2006 as launch editor of a large cycling website somewhat confusingly named after a piece of navigational equipment. He came up with the idea for road.cc mainly to avoid being told what to do… Oh dear, issues there then. Tony tries to ride his bike every day and if he doesn't he gets grumpy, he likes carbon, but owns steel, and wants titanium. When not on his bike or eating cake Tony spends his time looking for new ways to annoy the road.cc team. He's remarkably good at it.