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10th August Chipping Sodbury

This week we cross the bridge to ride some of the quiet North Bristol lanes. We stop at Chipping Sodbury for refreshments then follow some nice routes to get back to the bridge. The route is fairly flat with the exception of the Glastonbury mount climb – which can be avoided if required. Distance: 48…

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3rd August Usk to Beaufort

A reverse route starting from Usk this week. We head past Pontypool and up into the valleys, then up to the tip of Llangynidr and the straight quick descent into Crickhowel. After a coffee we ride along the flats back to Usk. Distance: 51 miles Route:http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2455462 Start:03/08/2014,08:30 – Usk Difficulty: 4

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27th July Cardiff Bay

Our favourite flat route. We’ll leave Magor, taking the coastal lanes where possible. Once we’ve had refreshments at Cardiff Bay it’s retracing the route back to Magor. Distance: 54 miles Route:http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1863922 Start:27/07/2014,08:30 – Magor Difficulty: 1

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20th July Caerleon to Chepstow

Leaving Caerleon we will follow the flood road to Usk, then take on the climb of Llangym. The reward at the top is a long descent taking us into Chepstow for a well deserved coffee and cake. Then it’s a smaller climb up Shirenewton, back onto the A48 and finally turning up Catsash to return…

13th July Usk to Skenfirth

Another new route for the club this week. We will use our normal roads to get to Monmouth, but from there it’s heading North to do some climbing. Once we’ve completed the loop it’s time for coffee, then some deserved flats on the way home. Distance: 50 miles Route:http://ridewithgps.com/routes/3894057 Start:13/07/2014,08:30 – Usk Difficulty: 4

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6th July – Rapha Women’s 100

Sunday July 6th Women only ride – something a bit different! Our women only ride this month is on a Sunday, not a Saturday and is a training ride for the Rapha Women’s 100km which is on the 20th July. Myself and Francesca Fulgoni are running the ride and we will be leaving from Usk…

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6th July Wye Valley Loop

This was one of our first ever routes as a club, and for a good reason – plenty of scenery and nice rolling roads. It leaves Magor, goes up to Chepstow then follows the Wye into Monmouth. It’s along the flats on the way home following the Usk river and through Langstone on the way…

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29th June Chepstow to Symonds Yat Rock

A tough route starting from Chepstow. It climbs up into the Forest of Dean before dropping onto the river Wye. Here we’ll stop at Symonds Yat for coffee, then with cold legs it’s straight back up the difficult Yat Rock climb. The reward to follow is a long descent into Monmouth then back home. Distance:…

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22nd June Mountain Slayer!

Our popular route from last year – the Mountain Slayer. It starts from Pontypridd and takes on 3 big mountains.There won’t be a planned stop, so you need to ensure you have enough food, water and spares to get you around. Remember the weather can be severe on the mountain tops so please dress accordingly.…

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Rob’s 12 Hour Bikefest Experience

Monmouthshire Wheelers at Bristol BikeFest 12 hour MTB Marathon Saturday 7th June 2014.   I was approached by fellow Wheeler Chris Anderson to be the fourth member in a team for this event. Bristol BikeFest is a well respected and long running event held on the armoured trails of Ashton Court. I have been racing…