Last weekend organisers of the Pan Celtic Race held a gathering in North Wales for riders to meet, recce some of the route, and get some training miles in ahead of the race itself in July.
Battling strong winds and heavy rains, the group of 12 were severely tested by weather conditions in the Snowdonia National Park as they took on two big days in the saddle with an overnight bivvy in between.
The road less travelled was followed, mountains were climbed, and new friendships were formed. This is the spirit of the Pan Celtic Race.
Below is a series of photographs from the Gathering.