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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…

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15th June Magor to Tintern

A reverse route this week of one of our favourites. This allows people to get the climbing out of the way fairly quickly and then enjoy the route along the Wye Valley. One final climb up the Chepstow is a great place for the racing snakes to stretch their legs. Distance: 54 miles Route:http://ridewithgps.com/routes/3896536 Start:15/06/2014,08:30…

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Chaingang Tuesday!

Chain Gang Tuesday! Do you want to go FASTER? The club holds a weekly chain gang on Tuesdays at 1830hrs from Magor Ruins (just off Magor Square). This ride allows riders to improve their speed and fitness over an 18 mile course. The loop can be found here: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/233148883 The group speed depends on numbers and…

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Time Trial Thursday! 12th June

TIME TRIAL Our first Monmouthshire Wheelers Time Trial kicks off on Super Thursday! RIDERS once you have signed on at the Hardwick Pub at 6:15pm, please make your way to the start approx 4 miles, head towards the Hardwick roundabout, take 1st left onto the A40, the start is in the 1st layby after the…

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Women’s Rapha 100 20th July

Sue Hollin will be running an organised ride on 20th July for the Rapha Women’s 100. The ride is open to members and non members alike! Please be aware that although there will be a ride leader (s) you are ultimately responsible for your own safety and well being. Please ensure you have a roadworthy…

8th June Caerleon to Llangwym 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…

1st June Usk to 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. Distance: 43 miles Route:http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2454466 Start:01/06/2014,08:30 – Usk Difficulty: 3

25th May Magor to Forest of Dean

A bumpy one this week, featuring roads that are often used for local sportives. We head towards the Wye valley, complete some climbing then stop in Coleford. It’s back home via some of the FODs scenic lanes – keep an eye out for wandering sheep and deer!! Distance: 53 miles Route:http://ridewithgps.com/routes/3896520 Start:25/05/2014,08:30 – Magor Difficulty:…