Spring Newsletter April 2016

As the winter draws to a close and spring finally appears to have arrived, its time for a review of what’s been going on with the club and what’s coming up. AGM Feels like an age ago but the AGM was held on 29th February at the Usk Cricket Club and was well attended by…

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Club Run Easter Sunday

Magor – Trellech – Monmouth – Usk Leaving Magor we start climbing to the top of Shirenewton. It’s straight back down the Trellech descent and into Monmouth to be fed. We then loop behind Monmouth, and return to Magor via Usk. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12739232 Start: 8:30 Magor Ruins Car Park Coffee Stop: Red Door Deli Difficulty: 3…

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Club run 20/03/2016 50 Mile Muncher

Back to our original mile muncher. We usually meet at the local Mcdonalds at 08:00 to travel to the car park as it can be tricky to find (Follow the brown signs for Barry Sidings Country park). So for those that want to do that please meet here CF15 7QX at 08:00 Sunday. It’s back…

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Club Run 13/03/2016 – Magor – Cardiff – Magor

Just what the legs need before our 1st Mile Muncher. 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. Start: 8:30 Magor Ruins car park Coffee Stop: Cardiff Bay Difficulty: 1 Distance: 54.3 miles Climbing: 1072 FT…

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Club Run 06/03/2016 – LAST MINUTE CHANGE Usk – Star Hill – Usk IMPORTANT NOTICE – due to The Newport half marathon we are having to change the Sunday club run to a different route away from the multiple road closures around Newport and Caerleon. The alternative route is now going from Usk towards the…

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Club Run 14/02/2016 – Tour De FoD

A trip to our close neighbours in the forest of dean this week, starting in chepstow a rolling warm up to woolaston when we turn right to hit the hills of the forest with some great climbs and decents through whitecroft and bream heading toward soudley. A coffee stop awaits us at Pedalabikeaway before heading…

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Club Run 07/02/2016 – Magor – Monmouth – Magor

  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…

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Club Run 31/01/2016 – Usk – Rolls of Monmouth

  A challenging first half of the route leaves Usk, and takes the bumpy quite roads into the back of Monmouth. After we depart the Red Door Deli we roll along the flats, past the glider club, into Usk. http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2454466 Post up if you IN, Group, Willing to Lead. Start: 8:30 Usk Car Park Coffee…

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Club Run 24/01/2015

Caerleon – Chepstow After last week’s Ice interlude we go back to our planned rides 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…

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Club Run 17/01/2016 – Caerleon – Monmouth.

NOTE 9am START TIME due to potential weather conditions. This weeks ride follows the main road out of Caerleon and then straight into Monmouth. The way back is just as flat, featuring no climbs just rolling roads. If you’d rather keep to the main roads then just take the road from usk on the return…