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Summer in Wales: Cwm Carn and The Gap Road

The Gap Road, Brecon Beacons, South Wales

If you come from the Rockies, you won’t think the mountains of South Wales much to speak about. Similarly if you come from the Alps, you won’t find the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons of South Wales worth a great deal of comment. Even if you come from more Northern areas of Britain you might not find much to remark about riding in South Wales.

If you come from Surrey on the other hand, they may give pause for thought.

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Summer in Wales: Cwm Carn and The Gap Road

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Maybe it’s a bad idea to stick stuff on your crash helmet?

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For a long time now this thought has been nagging at me and recent events have served only to bring it to the front of my mind.

I’m talking about sticking stuff on our crash helmets, more particularly the kind of appendages riders sport to capture their escapades in glorious technicolor. It’s possible you might end up seeing the wrong kind of colour entirely.

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‘Film where you go and what you do.’

Phrases like this are how action cams are often promoted. If this appeals to you, what do you need to become Steven Speilberg on a MTB? Marketing hyperbole aside, why would you want to film your rides in the first place?

Contour HD video recorder

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