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Jul-Aug 2022 Rides

Sunday 3rd July: Llantwit Major Loop

Start/Distance: Llandaf North Bridge 10.00 am, 43.5 miles – approx. 5 hours

Route/GPX download: Clawdd-coch – Llantrithyd – St Hilary – St Mary Church – Llamaes – Llantwit Major beach(Note: Beach cafe – CASH ONLY) Cross Inn – Penmark – Porthkerry Park(Optional coffee/ice-cream stop) Bonvilston – Peterston-super-Ely GPX FILE LINK

Terrain/Ride Category: ModerateSuitable for all bikes

Route Co-ordinator/Contact: Stephen Kite

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July 9-10th: Tredfest based on Redfest but to be held in

the village of Tredunnock

Organiser: Jackie, Karl & Diane

July 15th-17th: Porlock Weekender

Organiser: Roger & Di

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Route Co-ordinator/Contact: Clare Johnson

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SATURDAY 30th July: Elan Valley

Start/Distance: Elan Valley visitor centre at 10.00am, 52 miles, Free parking is available, just before the visitor center, turn left over a bridge and there is plenty of free parking at the side of a river

Route/GPX download: Head out from visitor center, follow the road going past all the dams, with good views. Then follow a valley to the Devils Bridge for lunch, after lunch we go to Llangurig and then to Rhayader via a quiet back road. I am starting this ride on Saturday, as I intend camping on the Saturday night, returning Sunday Anyone wishing to camp, the campsite is Elan Valley Camping, just up the road from the Visitor center. If anyone is interested in camping I would advise booking early, as it is a popular site.

Terrain/Ride Category: Strenuous, 3916 ft of climbing

Route Co-ordinator/Contact: Dave Jenkins, email: Jenkins_s5@sky.com

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Sunday 7-8th August:  Abergavenny - Archery & Cycling

Organiser: Nigel and Julie

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Route Co-ordinator/Contact: Jackie

Ride Leader: Karl

Sunday 21th August: Marvellous Monmouthshire and beyond

Start/Distance: 10.00 am Abergavenny (location tbc) Approx. 40 miles.

Route/GPX download: Abergavenny, Brecon & Monmouthshire Canal, Blaenavon, Pontypool, Brynmawr, Clydach Gorge and back to Abergavenny

Terrain/Ride Category: Moderate Mixed terrain best suited to hybrids, gravel bikes or tourers especially along the canal.

Route Co-ordinator/Contact: Mel Pruchnie, email: mel.pruchnie@gmail.com

Ride Leader: Nest Evans

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Route Co-ordinator/Contact: Grae

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