Elan Valley Trail, Wales
A lot of rain falls on Wales and some of it is stored in the reservoirs you'll pass on the nine-mile Elan Valley Trail near Rhayader. This is short, easy ride from the visitor centre that climbs gently up the valley on the old railway line built to deliver water to Birmingham at the turn of the 20th century.
Details www.sustrans.org.uk; bikes can be hired from Clive Powell Mountain Bikes in Rhayader: www.clivepowellmtb. co.uk