Long rides out of town

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  • Just moved down here and have a free weekend. Looking to ride out, overnight somewhere the ride back the following day. Would like to go to Wales but not too fussed. Any suggestions?

  • How long is long ? Loads of options if you head NW after crossing the Severn on the old bridge. Beacons, Eppynt, Black Mountains, Elan Valley, Gospel Pass...

  • Or south west along the Strawberry Line and beyond - Yatton, Cheddar, explore the Mendips, and then Somerset Levels into Quantocks if you're keen for more? A few campsites around the Mendips

  • I've been meaning to do something similar for ages, but can never work out the children/work logistics to free up the time! I was thinking of Exmoor - plenty of campsites around the east of park area. Tintern Abbey is worth a visit if you're going to head out in that direction, but not sure what the riding is like that way.

  • That looks pretty good. The route to Abergavenny is one I've used quite often when riding to Mid-Wales.

    Not sure what's going on with the route map on their site though - it does something odd after Monmouth. The A466 between Monmouth and Chepstow is busy, but not too bad to ride on.

  • Yup - it went on to a public farm track for about 5km, through fields, over a stream. Was lovely although in anything other than bone dry conditions i reckon you would need 30mm+

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  • Nice. Might head that way next time I go across the bridge.

  • Anyone on here in Bris doing Moonrakers and Sunseekers audax later in November?

  • Any more details (I could look it up...) - don't know anything about it?

  • Sure thing. It's a 300 km full moon overnighter to the south coast and then back to Bristol, taking place 23/24th Nov.

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/46877847­6910988/permalink/468790603576442/

    Audax UK: http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/18-8­66/

  • Very tempted

  • Maybe. Either that or a DIY 200 the weekend before.

    Rode the North Downs 200 from Cleve RFC last weekend - out to Marlborough and Andover-ish before coming back via Pewsey. Route was good, weather less so.

  • I've signed up for Moonrakers & Sunseekers. Entries close this Friday. Anyone else?

  • Not free that weekend.

  • Totally off topic but...good LBS to get mudguards fitted around Whiteladies? Always go to BikeUK who are great but wondering if there’s anyone else out there.

  • My local, and favourite are psyclewerx on abbotsford road about 2 min walk from clifton down station. They mostly do mechanic-ing and have a few kids bikes and high end road bikes, but they can get a lot of stuff and have a loyal following. Not a browse kind of shop, more a pop and get sorted type shop.

  • I'm planning a couple of rides over the xmas break of about 130 miles each on the 27th and 28th if anyone is interested in joining. Start/end in Bristol, one loops up to Abergavenny and the other over to Salisbury.

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Long rides out of town

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