Author Topic: Transporter 200, 5 November  (Read 2086 times)

Charlie Boy

  • Dreams in kilometers
Transporter 200, 5 November
« on: October 12, 2015, 09:41:44 pm »
Anyone doing this?

Did it a few years ago and it was a fine ride through some very pretty country. Fireworks on the way back down through the valleys into Cardiff.

And not a bad night to be in Cardiff if Wales win the rugby.
Mojo is being awakened.

Re: Transporter 200, 31 October
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2015, 11:49:13 am »
I am doing it depending on my collar bone recovery (got the sign off yesterday to start riding)
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Re: Transporter 200, 31 October
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2015, 03:53:29 pm »
Considering it at the moment.

Re: Transporter 200, 31 October
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2015, 05:03:38 pm »
The café in deffynog is the only place I have ever had grapes in my beans on toast. The extra calories came in handy on the Devils Elbow ;D


Re: Transporter 200, 31 October
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2015, 05:07:21 pm »
Last time I did it the hail was ripping my skin off on the descent from the Elbow.  I'm entered again. Is the Transporter bridge still closed?

Re: Transporter 200, 31 October
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2015, 07:31:50 pm »
I've entered :thumbsup: I last rode it in 2009 & 2011
Iawn, cont? It's a 67.4" by the way.

Re: Transporter 200, 31 October
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2015, 01:43:33 pm »
I'm in, haven't missed it since I started audaxing. Should be quiet this year as bonfire night is almost a week later.
"Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride." - John F. Kennedy

Charlie Boy

  • Dreams in kilometers
Re: Transporter 200, 31 October
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2015, 08:45:57 pm »
The café in deffynog is the only place I have ever had grapes in my beans on toast. The extra calories came in handy on the Devils Elbow ;D

You get a quality garnish there.  ;D
Mojo is being awakened.

Re: Transporter 200, 31 October
« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2015, 09:11:41 am »
looks like weather is going to turn out to be quite nice for my return! :)
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Re: Transporter 200, 31 October
« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2015, 09:28:40 am »
I've got a cold. Thick green nosejelly. Going to give it a go but won't be making an effort.

Re: Transporter 200, 31 October
« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2015, 11:28:54 am »
I've got a cold. Thick green nosejelly. Going to give it a go but won't be making an effort.
I have one too, like you i'm just going to plod around (more so than normal)
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Charlie Boy

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Re: Transporter 200, 31 October
« Reply #11 on: October 30, 2015, 12:04:35 pm »
More of a cough than a cold. But it looks like a cracking day to be out on the bike so I shall be enjoying *every minute*.
Mojo is being awakened.

Re: Transporter 200, 31 October
« Reply #12 on: October 31, 2015, 10:01:50 am »
Ah bugger. Awake for about 3 hours during the night with facepain from sinuses. switched the alarm off. No way was I getting up at 5am.

Re: Transporter 200, 31 October
« Reply #13 on: October 31, 2015, 08:09:35 pm »
Ah bugger. Awake for about 3 hours during the night with facepain from sinuses. switched the alarm off. No way was I getting up at 5am.
That's a shame.
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Re: Transporter 200, 31 October
« Reply #14 on: October 31, 2015, 09:14:53 pm »
Lots of thanks to the organizers. This was a really lovely ride: nice Usk lanes etc, as in a few routes; and the Brecon Beacons after the Devil's Elbow were superb. Autumns colours in trees and bracken. Weather helped, as did plenty of nice places to stop. And a final 20 miles or so of downhill, more or less; flattering to the legs. Sandwiches at end much appreciated.

Re: Transporter 200, 31 October
« Reply #15 on: October 31, 2015, 09:25:07 pm »
Ah bugger. Awake for about 3 hours during the night with facepain from sinuses. switched the alarm off. No way was I getting up at 5am.
That's a shame.

Yeah...gutted as its a pleasant ride and the weather was lovely.

Did you make it out?

Re: Transporter 200, 31 October
« Reply #16 on: October 31, 2015, 09:42:29 pm »
Ah bugger. Awake for about 3 hours during the night with facepain from sinuses. switched the alarm off. No way was I getting up at 5am.
That's a shame.

Yeah...gutted as its a pleasant ride and the weather was lovely.

Did you make it out?
Yes it was a nice ride today and mild as well
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Charlie Boy

  • Dreams in kilometers
Re: Transporter 200, 31 October
« Reply #17 on: October 31, 2015, 10:44:51 pm »
A good day out, although I am sure the route up Devils Elbow was steeper than last time.
Mojo is being awakened.

Bairdy

  • Former Pints Champion
Re: Transporter 200, 31 October
« Reply #18 on: October 31, 2015, 10:46:33 pm »
Shame you couldn't join us Flatus, it was a great day to be out riding in the Beacons.
Garmin read 17C at one point which wasn't far off the truth.


I'd agree with Charlie Boy, Devils Elbow is defo steeper (and longer) than in previous years.

"And I been up to my neck in pleasure
              Up to my neck in pain"

SoreTween

  • Most of me survived the Pennine Bridleway.
Re: Transporter 200, 05 Nov 2016
« Reply #19 on: October 20, 2016, 10:45:11 pm »
Anyone in this year? The closing date is generous and so I'm tempted. Forecast is good but hardly reliable at this distance.
2018 targets: Survive
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Charlie Boy

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Re: Transporter 200, 31 October
« Reply #20 on: October 21, 2016, 08:57:06 pm »
Tempted too. One of my abiding impressions of this ride is the trees in their autumn colours; they should look fabulous this year.
Mojo is being awakened.

Re: Transporter 200, 5 November
« Reply #21 on: September 05, 2018, 04:55:34 pm »
I am interested in riding the 2018 version of this event in 2018 but just want to check whether anyone knows if the Transporter bridge is operational at the moment? - that would be the main reason for trekking down to Cardiff rather than riding an event more local to me in November.

Re: Transporter 200, 5 November
« Reply #22 on: September 06, 2018, 09:49:03 am »
I am interested in riding the 2018 version of this event in 2018 but just want to check whether anyone knows if the Transporter bridge is operational at the moment? - that would be the main reason for trekking down to Cardiff rather than riding an event more local to me in November.

http://www.newport.gov.uk/heritage/Transporter-Bridge/Visit.aspx suggests that it is.

Richard has scheduled special opening in previous editions of this ride.  Worth pinging him a message to make sure...
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JonB

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Re: Transporter 200, 5 November
« Reply #23 on: September 06, 2018, 10:00:28 am »
I know Bristol CTC had a trip there the other week but I've done the ride a couple of times and the route went past the Newport side but didn't utilise it, crossing at a bridge further north. A great ride, particularly the Brecon Beacons section.

Re: Transporter 200, 5 November
« Reply #24 on: September 06, 2018, 11:17:34 am »
I seem to remember the helicopter shots from Sunday’s Tour of Britain stage finish showing it in use, but that may only have been for the cameras.