5 weeks ago, Jack Tyler and Dave Hollin did the Cambrian 3A Audax taking in the delights of South and Mid Wales. Back then, Jack and Dave completed a 200mile, 15000 foot route in just over 19 hours starting at 6am and finishing at 1am the following day at Chepstow. A cold start, beautiful mountain climbs, some stunning views and an even colder finish including riding the last 6 hours in complete darkness were the highlights of this ride! Oh, that and Devil’s Staircase, a 25% gradient tarmac covered hell climb 🙂
Tired but glad to complete this hard ride, Jack and Dave’s thoughts have now turned to the next target in a series of big Audax rides in 2015….the Brevet Cymru 400Km.
This ride will take place on Saturday May 2nd and finish sometime on the morning of Sunday 3rd May. The ride starts and finishes in Chepstow (there’s a bit of a theme here!) and will involve not just Jack and Dave but another 50 or so riders from all over the country. Seen as a bit of a Blue riband event in the Audax calendar, The Brevet Cymru is always popular and takes in all the delights of cyling through South and Mid Wales ending up on the Cardigan coast at the halfway point before making its way back to Chepstow. The distance is 400Km or around 250miles and 16000 feet of climb with an expectation of all participants finishing within 27 hours of the start time.
Jack and Dave are flying the Mon Wheelers flag at this event and have plotted and planned their ride with not a little bit of apprehension! Slightly nervous eyes are now looking at the weather forecast for the weekend with cold and possible rain in the offing! A report will be follow this ride….assuming Jack and Dave make it back