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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.
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.
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
oh go on
yep im keen again :)
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9 March 2019
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