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 Post subject: When you go to BPW.....
PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 2:44 pm 
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Do you travel there and back the same day? It's a fek of a long way away!

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 Post subject: Re: When you go to BPW.....
PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 3:11 pm 
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I've done that trip and further up to Afan before in the day, does involve getting up at 5, leaving Essex at 6 and getting back close to 10 but its do able (better to split the driving as well). There are over places that are worth riding along the M4 so worth making a weekend of it (forest of dean, afan, cwm carn, brechfa).

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 Post subject: Re: When you go to BPW.....
PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 3:26 pm 
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You did this couple of days back didn't you Matt??

good going :thumbup:


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 Post subject: Re: When you go to BPW.....
PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 3:36 pm 
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I've done it many a times, just depends on how used to driviing long distances you are.

Used to do Coed Y Brenin and back once a month on a friday!

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 Post subject: Re: When you go to BPW.....
PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 3:44 pm 
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Simon wrote:
You did this couple of days back didn't you Matt??

good going :thumbup:


Na, did cwm carn, stayed the night and rode afan the next day. Have no kids so long weekends preferred lol

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 Post subject: Re: When you go to BPW.....
PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 4:40 pm 
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OK cool. thanks for the info. I'll keep my eyes peeled on here for a Group outing to BPW.

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 Post subject: Re: When you go to BPW.....
PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 4:41 pm 
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It's all doable if you don't mind putting in motorway time, plus we have to drive to get to the riding spots!


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 Post subject: Re: When you go to BPW.....
PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 9:55 pm 
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Have done Triscombe, FOD, BPW and Afan in a day... and im not a big fan of driving so its deffo doable.

However last time we did BPW we stayed the night before at the Premier Inn http://goo.gl/maps/yZyNT which was really cheap and did a great breakfast.


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 Post subject: Re: When you go to BPW.....
PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2015 12:26 pm 
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Jon wrote:
However last time we did BPW we stayed the night before at the Premier

Were did you keep bike?

Forest of Dean worth a day trip? 150 odd miles.
Cannock Chase 160 miles :shock: didn't know was so far :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: When you go to BPW.....
PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2015 12:30 pm 
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In our room. They were fine with it as they were clean. Have done a few day trips to FOD. Can get there in 2.5 hours from Epping


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 Post subject: Re: When you go to BPW.....
PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2015 12:31 pm 
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Laser wrote:
Jon wrote:
Forest of Dean worth a day trip? 150 odd miles.

I didnt think so for the red and blue routes, the DH was good but obviously i'm not going all that way for that.
Better travelling an hour further to afan.

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 Post subject: Re: When you go to BPW.....
PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2015 12:46 pm 
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I forgot to mention that we were going for the Dh tracks and the uplift.... just going there for the marked XC routes probably isnt worth it as VW mentions.

Next trip we will probably pedal up the fire roads for the 8+ DH tracks and explore some of the unmarked trails which get used in the FOD enduro

http://labs.strava.com/heatmap/#14/-2.5 ... /blue/bike

Also - The new trail at CwmCarn (Cafall ) is excellent and if done with the Twrch is a good day out.


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 Post subject: Re: When you go to BPW.....
PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2015 6:42 pm 
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Fod is easily a day trip.
Bpw is just about do able but better to stay I think

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 Post subject: Re: When you go to BPW.....
PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2015 7:03 pm 
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I'm down at FoD at the end of the month to mechanic/help out with the Army development team on the Sunday, was gonna travel down on the Saturday so i could have a ride then stay over. Is it worth it? and are any of you planning to enter or already entered the 661 mini DH there?

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