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PostSubject: Saturday 3rd August - Long Welsh One!   Saturday 3rd August - Long Welsh One! EmptySun Jul 14, 2013 11:26 pm

It's been two years since my last epic up to North Wales (although I don't like to talk about it!) and I thought I'd give it another go. Slightly different route this time staying away from A roads and a lot more climbing. Route is 137 miles with just over 10,000 feet of climbing.
 
The main route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2817013

Steve Sage is joining me for this adventure which should be fun.
 
As the route is heading towards Monmouth I thought that if anyone wanted an early morning Saturday ride that they could join us for the first leg and then head back after a cafe stop.

We plan to leave the start point by the UWE at 6.30am

We will be picking up another group from Aztec West at 6.45am
 
Below are options for alternative routes back from Monmouth for those not cyling all the way!


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PostSubject: Re: Saturday 3rd August - Long Welsh One!   Saturday 3rd August - Long Welsh One! EmptyMon Jul 15, 2013 10:24 am

aerobully wrote:
It's been two years since my last epic up to North Wales (although I don't like to talk about it!) and I thought I'd give it another go. Slightly different route this time staying away from A roads and a lot more climbing. Route is 137 miles with just over 10,000 feet of climbing.

Steve Sage is joining me for this adventure which should be fun.

As the route is heading towards Monmouth I thought that if anyone wanted an early morning Saturday ride that they could join us for the first leg and then head back after a cafe stop. We plan to leave the start point by the UWE at 6.30am

The route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2817013

 I see you journey takes you almost to Wrexham......... 137 miles in the saddle, it probably will! It's gonna at least bruise em that's foe sure.
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PostSubject: Re: Saturday 3rd August - Long Welsh One!   Saturday 3rd August - Long Welsh One! EmptySun Jul 28, 2013 9:13 pm

If anyone is joining Steve and I for the first leg to Monmouth then we can meet you at Aztec West around 6.45am
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PostSubject: Re: Saturday 3rd August - Long Welsh One!   Saturday 3rd August - Long Welsh One! EmptySun Jul 28, 2013 9:17 pm

how long is the round trip to monmouth and back?

I may be up for an early ride
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PostSubject: Re: Saturday 3rd August - Long Welsh One!   Saturday 3rd August - Long Welsh One! EmptySun Jul 28, 2013 9:26 pm

I'm in - See you at Aztec West between 6.30 - 6.45.
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PostSubject: Re: Saturday 3rd August - Long Welsh One!   Saturday 3rd August - Long Welsh One! EmptySun Jul 28, 2013 9:29 pm

ricky G wrote:
how long is the round trip to monmouth and back?

I may be up for an early ride

Depends on which way you come back as you can go via Devauden or Coleford. However, if you simply go back the way you came it will be about 60 miles.
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PostSubject: Re: Saturday 3rd August - Long Welsh One!   Saturday 3rd August - Long Welsh One! EmptySun Jul 28, 2013 9:37 pm

Just an idea of a nice return route. Food in Monmouth and then a nice hill back home.
http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2954350

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PostSubject: Re: Saturday 3rd August - Long Welsh One!   Saturday 3rd August - Long Welsh One! EmptySun Jul 28, 2013 11:03 pm

Looks like a good route back,loving the zip line from mile 46  Laughing 


Mark I will meet you guys at the start point 6.30am
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ricky G wrote:
Looks like a good route back,loving the zip line from mile 46  Laughing 


Mark I will meet you guys at the start point 6.30am

Ok. Chris Speedplay is also going and he knows the roads over the bridge quite well so he should get you home safely!
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PostSubject: Re: Saturday 3rd August - Long Welsh One!   Saturday 3rd August - Long Welsh One! EmptyMon Jul 29, 2013 7:04 am

Ok. Chris Speedplay is also going and he knows the roads over the bridge quite well so he should get you home safely!

Believe that you will believe anything!bounce alien 

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PostSubject: Re: Saturday 3rd August - Long Welsh One!   Saturday 3rd August - Long Welsh One! EmptyMon Jul 29, 2013 7:25 am

Between Chris and my Garmin we should be ok
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PostSubject: Re: Saturday 3rd August - Long Welsh One!   Saturday 3rd August - Long Welsh One! EmptyMon Jul 29, 2013 11:30 am

I'll be there too.

Chris, meet at your house for 6:00am?

Also had a thought about coming back, just as hilly as Scotts route.

http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2957490

Having done both I can vouch for the fact they are both cracking routes. I'm easy whichever way we go.

As far as coffee in monmouth is concerned, the Red Door doesn't open until 10:00am so I think that we will be there a bit early for that. There is a Coffee#1 on the high street that opens at 8:30am. Jarek can testify to the value of the toasted teacakes from the last time we went there (size of a bin lid!!).
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PostSubject: Re: Saturday 3rd August - Long Welsh One!   Saturday 3rd August - Long Welsh One! EmptyMon Jul 29, 2013 12:16 pm

Scaramanga wrote:
I'll be there too.

Chris, meet at your house for 6:00am?

Also had a thought about coming back, just as hilly as Scotts route.

http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2957490

Having done both I can vouch for the fact they are both cracking routes. I'm easy whichever way we go.

As far as coffee in monmouth is concerned, the Red Door doesn't open until 10:00am so I think that we will be there a bit early for that. There is a Coffee#1 on the high street that opens at 8:30am. Jarek can testify to the value of the toasted teacakes from the last time we went there (size of a bin lid!!).

Good one Dave. I would personally go for the Coleford option as at least you're legs have time to warm up before you start climbing again and that descent into Chepstow is not only fast but the views across the severn are breathtaking.
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PostSubject: Re: Saturday 3rd August - Long Welsh One!   Saturday 3rd August - Long Welsh One! EmptyMon Jul 29, 2013 12:34 pm

aerobully wrote:

Good one Dave. I would personally go for the Coleford option as at least you're legs have time to warm up before you start climbing again and that descent into Chepstow is not only fast but the views across the severn are breathtaking.

I'll second that.
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PostSubject: Re: Saturday 3rd August - Long Welsh One!   Saturday 3rd August - Long Welsh One! EmptyMon Jul 29, 2013 7:26 pm

Tea cake? What tea cake? I never had one. Shocked 
Shame about work getting in the way, otherwise I would join in as the rides over the bridge are stunning.

All the best on your adventure
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PostSubject: Saturday 3rd August- Long Welsh one   Saturday 3rd August - Long Welsh One! EmptyTue Jul 30, 2013 12:41 pm

Hey guys, If I can drag my sorry ass out of bed ill see you at start.
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PostSubject: Re: Saturday 3rd August - Long Welsh One!   Saturday 3rd August - Long Welsh One! EmptyTue Jul 30, 2013 9:21 pm

I am happy to come back through Coleford
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PostSubject: Re: Saturday 3rd August - Long Welsh One!   Saturday 3rd August - Long Welsh One! EmptyTue Jul 30, 2013 9:27 pm

ricky G wrote:
I am happy to come back through Coleford

You won't be disappointed as it is a great route. See you Saturday.
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PostSubject: Re: Saturday 3rd August - Long Welsh One!   Saturday 3rd August - Long Welsh One! EmptyTue Jul 30, 2013 9:45 pm

Looking forward to it
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PostSubject: Sat 3rd Aug-Long Welsh One   Saturday 3rd August - Long Welsh One! EmptyFri Aug 02, 2013 11:34 am

Unfortunately I'm not going to able to make this ride guys, A tad early. Have a good one.
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PostSubject: Re: Saturday 3rd August - Long Welsh One!   Saturday 3rd August - Long Welsh One! EmptyFri Aug 02, 2013 1:13 pm

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I'm in  - See you at Aztec West between 6.30  - 6.45.

We will meet you on the roundabout at Aztec West
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PostSubject: Re: Saturday 3rd August - Long Welsh One!   Saturday 3rd August - Long Welsh One! EmptyFri Aug 02, 2013 1:51 pm

Mark and Steve, I won't be out on the bike with you in the morning as I'm still recovering from a bit of an infection, but I thought I'd wish you both good luck with the ride. Stay safe and have a good trip!
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PostSubject: Re: Saturday 3rd August - Long Welsh One!   Saturday 3rd August - Long Welsh One! EmptyFri Aug 02, 2013 4:26 pm

Good luck for tomorrow Mark and Steve
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PostSubject: Re: Saturday 3rd August - Long Welsh One!   Saturday 3rd August - Long Welsh One! EmptyFri Aug 02, 2013 6:59 pm

Safe trip you two. @ Mark ; word to the wise, keep him where you can see him lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Saturday 3rd August - Long Welsh One!   Saturday 3rd August - Long Welsh One! EmptyFri Aug 02, 2013 8:06 pm

Cheers guys should be a good ride. Will be looking forward to a couple of beers at the other end!
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