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 Post subject: Trip to Wales between 13th-16th July
PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 12:58 pm 
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I've got some time booked off work with nothing planned between Friday 13th and Monday 16th July so I'm thinking of going to Wales for either 2 or 3 days riding.

From reading various threads on here the most popular trails seem to be Forest of Dean, Afan, Coed Llandegla and Cwmcarn but I'm more than happy to try some others.

As the weather is guaranteed to be nice and sunny that weekend? :thumbup: ?, the plan at the moment is to chuck a tent in the car and camp, as their seems to be loads of decent campsites that cost next to nothing. Or I'll be happy enough slumming it in a local B&B.

Any interest in this?


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 Post subject: Re: Trip to Wales between 13th-16th July
PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 1:35 pm 
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Aw dammit, I would have been but a friend is getting married that weekend (how inconsiderate!). I will be down that way though.
Brechfa might be a bit out of your way but is worth a look. I've also ridden around the Builth Wells (Llanwrtyd Wells) area where they do the bog snorkeling and real ale wobble. Llanwrtyd Wells is a kind of bike centre with a good hotel.


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 Post subject: Re: Trip to Wales between 13th-16th July
PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 1:48 pm 
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I'm interested mate :) and happy to camp. Got a transit van so can put all the gear in..
Will have to check got nothing on that weekend but should be ok

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 Post subject: Re: Trip to Wales between 13th-16th July
PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 1:55 pm 
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Could be very intrested in another road trip to wales, just go to check the dates before compiting, might even get my brother to come with me. Have not got any camping gear so B&B perfered

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 Post subject: Re: Trip to Wales between 13th-16th July
PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 2:01 pm 
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You can get a 2 man pop up tent from decathlon for about 40 quid, takes 5 mins to put up. Other than that we just need throw away BBQs and cider :)
Bikes and kit can be locked in my van overnight :)

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 Post subject: Re: Trip to Wales between 13th-16th July
PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 2:06 pm 
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Ive got a 3 man tent so room for 2 others


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 Post subject: Re: Trip to Wales between 13th-16th July
PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 2:17 pm 
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Id be up for this if im around. Im riding all those places this week. :)

Theres so much of wales to discover, these are just the trail centres, check out the map, top right. They've even arranged them in a nice S shape to save the petrol money and maximise riding time ;)
http://www.mbwales.com/

Ive not been but coed-y-brenin is on the must do list. The original trail centre on the west coast of Wales.

Ive got a Gelert solo tent, its about 25 quid and its tiny (no room for anything other than 1 person) but fits in a backpack. Ideal for a few days away if your under 6ft ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Trip to Wales between 13th-16th July
PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 2:31 pm 
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Nice one chris - thought id post it up now so gives everyone plenty of time to organise
cheers for the web link, will have a look at that later


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 Post subject: Re: Trip to Wales between 13th-16th July
PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 3:35 pm 
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No problems Keith, let me know if you want anymore info.


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 Post subject: Re: Trip to Wales between 13th-16th July
PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 4:06 pm 
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Think I mentioned Coed-y-brenin to you Chris. Was one of the first trail centres I rode on my shiny GT some 14 years ago. Might do Snowdon one day, although you can't ride it in the summer months.


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 Post subject: Re: Trip to Wales between 13th-16th July
PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 8:50 pm 
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Got back from Wales 2 weeks ago,
Rode Coed Llandgela, the new bits are good but make it a lot longer. Still a great route.
CYB is awsome.(we rode it twice) You have to ride the Beast, the MBR route just cuts out the good bits. Long climbs but you just know the downs are well worth it.
Here what we did.


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 Post subject: Re: Trip to Wales between 13th-16th July
PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 4:24 pm 
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Just checked calender and got a weekend pass from the war office to play so I`m coming. :D :D


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 Post subject: Re: Trip to Wales between 13th-16th July
PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 4:51 pm 
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Looking like its gonna be a good weekend and straight after the training day :)

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 Post subject: Re: Trip to Wales between 13th-16th July
PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 4:59 pm 
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I'd be interested..although would need a lift ! :)

Andy


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 Post subject: Re: Trip to Wales between 13th-16th July
PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 5:54 pm 
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Ok looks like a fair bit of interest....excellent!
I'm in dublin this w'end on a stag do but will start looking into it in a bit more detail next week.


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