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…

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

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

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

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…

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:…

18th May Chepstow to 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…

11th May Usk to Llangynidr

One of the most scenic routes we have. Leaving Usk we pass through Abergavenny, then Crickhowel. The challenge is then climbing up Llangynidr – the good news is we turn off the half way for Coffee back on the flats. Distance: 47 miles Route:http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2587157 Start:11/05/2014,08:30 – Usk Difficulty: 4