Author Topic: Canal Boats & Mountain Roads 160km - 23rd July - CHEPSTOW  (Read 191 times)

Canal Boats & Mountain Roads 160km - 23rd July - CHEPSTOW
« on: 09 July, 2022, 08:29:52 pm »



SIGN UP HERE - https://audax.uk/event-details?eventId=9489

New for 2022 a 162k Severn Bridge Series GOLD GRIMPEUR AAA rated event. 

Free finishers' patch for all riders.



Head to Pontypool on the back roads to climb the disused railway line to the Blaenavon World Heritage Site and the Big Pit National Mine Museum.

Climbing the 200m steadily as it heads north passing through broad-leaf woodland with its splendid old mining and quarrying ruins and offers fantastic views east across the valley of Afon Llwyd.

Next ride to Crickhowell climbing the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park before taking the rarely used but stunning remote track to climb The Blorenge mountain.

Return home via a 17k section of the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal Path, brushing the edge of Blorenge Mountain. The canal path is wide and easy to navigate but with a number of low bridges to pass under.

Don't worry non canal path option available.

Additional points on interest on route that you will pass include Usk Prison dating back to 1841 and the crossing of Usk River.

Also passing Garn Lakes and the very impressive Llandugeth Reservoir.

See plotaroute links below;

18KM CANAL SECTION - https://www.plotaroute.com/route/1877779?units=km

NO CANAL PATH - https://www.plotaroute.com/route/1956792?units=km

Mostly quiet lanes and minor roads with easy navigation.

Entry on the Line (EOL) possible - £3 surcharge, payment by card or cash.

Event Medal available for purchase £4.00



This event qualifies as a 150k ride in the Super Rouleur Award - See Details Here - https://audaxwales.com/super-rouleur-award/

See my other events at www.sbraudax.com
Season 1 - 211 AAA Points, 120 Club points,  PBP 72h, ISR, Welsh SR, Easter Arrow, Hyper Rand, AAA Champion, ACB Team and CTC champions