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South Wales road ride Sat 13 April

Discussion in 'Meet Ups & Ride Outs' started by Dee Dub, Mar 20, 2019.

  1. Dee Dub

    Dee Dub Active Member Forum Supporter

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    Date: Saturday 13 April
    Time: 10:00 for 10:30 departure
    Meeting point: Wye Valley Link Road, Chepstow, NP16 5BB, just off M48 junction 2.
    If coming from the West Country, use the old Severn Crossing (M48).

    Please have sufficient fuel. Nearest fuel station is BP, Newport Rd, Chepstow NP16 5YS

    Route: Chepstow, along ridgeway through Devauden, Monmouth, Rockfield, Abergavenny, Llangynidr, to Talybont-On-Usk. Then over the mountain pass to Merthyr.

    Either down A470 to M4/home, or optional additional narrow lanes between Llwyn-On and Penderyn.

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    Advance notice, details to follow. DaveS and I are discussing a road-based ride on Saturday 13 April in South East Wales. Watch this thread for time and meeting point.

    While you're here, I may also organise another 'dirty roads' ride (see The "I can't believe it's not a Byway" tour } in May. I need time to scout out a route for that though!!!
     
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  2. DaveS

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    Looking forward to it. Hopefully will help me to run the new bike in.
     
  3. Dee Dub

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    Some details are now in the first post above.
     
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  4. Mikey

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    Nice one :respect13:
     
  5. OhJ

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    Dave x2 going to get in so much crap for me reading this. I will tell here who is boss.


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  6. Dee Dub

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    The country lanes on this trip should be much better than on the "I can't believe..." ride. In particular almost all stretches of road are wide enough for vehicles to pass each other. I can't guarantee that there will be absolutely no mud or gravel washed down from the fields. If the weather is dry during the previous week it should be fine though. (I may even bring the Death Star!)
     
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  7. Dee Dub

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    The weather forecast is for dry and sunny, but perhaps cold. So do wrap up!

    (I, on the other hand, will be on a bike with a large screen and fairing, and toasty heated seat and grips!!!)
     
  8. DaveS

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    Looking forward to it!
     
  9. OhJ

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    Dave. Still up for the ride tomoz
     
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  10. DaveS

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    I’m all good see you all in the morning.
     
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  11. Mikey

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    Just got back from today's ride. Great day, lovely weather and despite having ridden the area for many years Dave managed to show me some roads I'd never been down.
    Many, many thanks to Dave for arranging looking forward to the next one.
     
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  12. DaveS

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    CF0E7687-0FA2-45B3-A22A-EED1E733C5D6.jpeg 1ED8699E-5E10-48AA-90A8-8AD6E410F933.jpeg Yep was good fun and great to see you all again.
    I didn’t take many pics.
     
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  13. Dee Dub

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    I tried to get some action shots, but it didn't work out too well.

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    On the mountain pass.

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    The RT glints majestically in the sunlight.

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    IMG_3502.JPG

    Only one I took
     
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  15. OhJ

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    Cracking day out, temperature was chilly all day, great to see Young Dave S. on his shinny one. DW thanks again for finding roads which Mike and I have never been on. The boarder country has so many good roads which need to be ridden, next time.thanks for a good day out gents.
     
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    Nice one, where are those guys on the hill heading out to ??
     
  17. Dee Dub

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    A bunch of teen-agers on an assortment of bikes were riding at crazy speeds both on road and off road: no crash helmets, no other gear, no consideration for anyone else, not much sense either unfortunately.
     
  18. Dee Dub

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    Stuart D asked for details of this route. You could download the attached (rename the suffix to .gpx) or simply enter the main waypoints in bold below:

    Wye Valley Link Road, Chepstow, NP16 5BB
    Devauden

    (Trelleck) Items in brackets you don't absolutely NEED, and your GPS may take you off route into the village centre and back. You will see road signs for it though.
    Rockfield
    Oasis Sandwich Bar, Abergavenny, NP7 5EX

    (Llangynidr)
    Llandetty
    Talybont-on-Usk
    Abecynafon

    (Cefn-coed-y-cymmer)
    (Llwyn-Onn)
    (Cwm Cadlan) - your GPS might not have this at all, but you will see a road sign.
    CF44 0YJ
    Penderyn

    (Hirwaun)
     

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