Yes, it’s the 2010 Map of Joy! All the 2009 mementos have been removed, the black ‘Done’ pins replaced with white ones, and it’s now ripe to record a new year’s worth of adventures.
It’s fairly similar to last year’s, with a couple of additions and changes. Main additions are the 7Stanes trail centres – Kirroughtree, Mabie and Ae. The cunning plan is that this year we’re going to spend TWO weeks in Scotland – one around the south-west border, probably near Mabie. Hopefully we’ll have time to hit Dalbeattie again, but we’re not counting on it! The second will be our usual anniversary trip to Glentress in July. Huzzah!
Thetford, Afan and Coed-Y-Brenin are still on the map, hopefully we’ll actually ride them this year! I’m strangely intrigued by Thetford – it’s a bit lonely in the south-east, and as you can see from the map, looks a bit…flat. It’s not a part of the country I’ve ever been to before, so I’ll be interested to see what it has to offer.
Tomorrow will be our first biking related ‘engagement’ of 2010 – the first ‘Big Build Day’ of the year! So, you can probably expect an update from that over the next couple of days…once I’ve thawed out!