Tim Norris will lead this ride. He describes it as follows:
You lucky lucky people people. For the second month in a row Tim From Wales brings you something new.
We are going be starting in the historic town of Monmouth and will be going on a ride that begins in Wales, middles in England and ends in Wales again. Two countries in one ride -a club first??
On the far side of the Forest of Dean lies the Wye Valley; not much of it is legally accessible by bike and much research, begging and borrowing has been done to put together a route in the area that is both challenging and fun. Many mountain bike guides died to bring us this information!
With a fair amount of climbing either side of the river Wye but with some fun fast descents to make up for it this ride will deliver some fresh trails, views and locations to the club.
Its an Adventure for all involved as the ride leader will be following instructions given to him by another mountain bike guide and as such expect some navigational surprises!
It will be mid November, so please check the weather and dress accordingly.
We may have the opportunity for a pub stop mid ride but there are no planned cafe stops so please bring food and drink sufficient to sustain you on a hilly 4 hour ride.
May the Force be with us…
Tuesday 7 November update
The ride now has a start location. We will be meeting at the corner of the playing fields behind Waitrose. By the roundabout see map below.
There’s plenty of parking in town that I haven’t had chance to check out but we are all adults so find somewhere to park and meet by the red dot at 9.45am.
Weather doesn’t look too bad for the weekend either.
I don’t expect any gnarly or steep bits, just a few mucky tracks no doubt.
However please remember if you are coming that this ride falls under our new “adventure” category. This means I haven’t done an actual physical recce of the route and don’t fully know what to expect, but we will be following (hopefully) way marked tracks and bridleways.