LFGSS Bikepacking Weekend 5: March 9/10, South Wales

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  • We’re going bikepacking again!
    A rerun of trip 3 that was rained off.

    When: Saturday 9th - Sunday 10th March
    Where: South Wales, the Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains. Train to Merthyr Tydfil/Abergavenny, where we will meet on Saturday morning OR Friday evening (TBC)
    What: 50-60km each day of doubletrack, singletrack, tiny roads. Bring an MTB if you have one. Otherwise a lightly packed cross/allroad bike with 40c tires might work.
    Overnight: We will stay in this beautiful secluded bothy overnight. It's not large so let's hope there's not already 10 people inside when we rock up.
    Am I welcome: Yes, if you have a positive attitude and enough half-decent kit to come round
    Mood: Open and supportive, stopping to chill often, making a grand old fire in the evening

    Other Important Details:
    I will post exact meeting and trains info in due course. Do not book trains yet, we only book for sure a week or so in advance to check the weather forecast is good. A weekend of rain ain't fun.
    If you don’t have a tent you can probably share a tent/tarp with someone else, post in the thread. You will need your own sleeping bag and mat at a minimum.
    You must be self-sufficient, so bring plenty of food, tools, tubes, and good attitude! We don’t ride fast at all, but you must be fit enough to make it round on a loaded bike. If you’ve never ever gone camping these trips might not be for you.
    See previous trips here and here.

    Pic above from me scouting this ride last year.

  • In. Just moved to Cardiff so this should make me get on and fix up the MTB hopefully.

  • Following again...

  • Routes

    Here are the draft routes. Won't change much!
    In RWGPS you will miss most of the interesting features, so upload them here and check on OS maps!



  • OK - updated the first post with all the info, routes above. Any questions post here! Ta

  • Tagging everyone that expressed an interest last time!
    Please let me know if you think you can do that dates, we can figure out specifics closer to the time

    @giofox @pit @essdi (plus 1?) @cgg @TvH @spotter @popdown @wheeledwidewebb

  • Cheers mate, seeing this is a MTB route (especially at this time of the year) I call myself out, unless someone lends me one!

    Pity though, as I am really craving some bikepacking weekend, I can't do the other one because I am busy and can't this either because of lack of gear! I'll keep waiting..

  • Again I don't have a MTB so feeling a bit inadequate for this. Although I could probably have something resembling a SSCX, so there's that.

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  • yep, understood. SSCX might squeeze in

  • you coming? your new bike should be perfect for it...just look at that elevation chart...

  • Potentially actually. An idea of an average price for the trains etc?
    Tent necessary for overnight or just bag in the bothy?

  • trains - 50 quid return? Bag in bothy is fine

  • Im interested in this one as i'll be unemployed at this point

  • Provisionally in.

  • oh go on

  • yep im keen again :)

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LFGSS Bikepacking Weekend 5: March 9/10, South Wales

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