Author Topic: All That Glitters isn't Gold 160km - 13th August 2022 - BRISTOL  (Read 146 times)


Back for 2022 is another 160k Severn Bridge Series BRONZE GRIMPEUR AAA-rated event.

Free finishers' patch for all riders.

An event for experienced Randonneurs, capable of riding long distances in all conditions, carrying all necessary food, clothing, spares, first aid etc

A very audacious but breathtaking ride into the Southern Edges of the Brecon Beacons National Park.

Highlights include;

1. 22% Climb in Wentwood.

2. Canalside Coffee Stop in Pontypool on the Monmouthshire Canal.

3. Amazing views of the New Severn Bridge from Shirenewton.

4. Climb the 200m from Pontypool to the top of the disused railway line in Blaenavon World Heritage Site / Big Pit National Mine Museum via the National Cycle Path.

5. Passing North through broad-leaf woodland with its splendid old mining and quarrying ruins and offers fantastic views east across the valley of Afon Llwyd.

6. Ride past the edge of Garn Lakes in the world heritage site.

7. Enjoy the off-road National Cycle Network Paths to Brynmawr and Abertillery.

See Route Here -

Mostly quiet lanes and minor roads with easy navigation.

Event Medal is available for purchase £4.00

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

This event qualifies as a 150k ride in the Super Rouleur Award - See Details Here -

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Season 1 - 211 AAA Points, 120 Club points,  PBP 72h, ISR, Welsh SR, Easter Arrow, Hyper Rand, AAA Champion, ACB Team and CTC champions