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Fri Oct 9th 2009 to Sun Oct 11th 2009
CTC Wantage Weekend in Wales Cymru ? Brecon Beacons
Angela Sanders
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A weekend of cycling and enjoy the beautiful Welsh countryside. Staying at Danywenallt YHA, Talybont on Usk, Nr Brecon a beautiful converted Welsh farm house set in the rolling Brecon Beacons.

Arrive Friday night for a 9.30 am start on Saturday to ride one of two rides. Either (52 miles/83km) Llanthony Priory and Gospel Pass (542m) or a less challenging ride (26 miles/42km) to the Talybont Resevoir.
Details of the routes can be downloaded from:

Saturday evening there will be a 3 course meal at the hostel.

On Sunday we will do the 4 Castles ride 32 miles (50km) on a circular route starting at Abergavenny. The route links Abergavenny Castle, Skenfrith Castle, Grosmont Castle and White Castle together.

The cost of the weekend is
Angela Sanders
David Bridge
Dean Douglas
John Tranter
Lucy Williams
Mavis Rose
Melanie Leggett
Paul Sanders
Robert Wyatt
Sorrel Williams
Steve Sanders
Riders = 12
The weekend report is in 2 sections.
Wales Cycling - Saturday -

My first cycling adventure in Wales started with driving along the M4 with drizzle which became continuous rain and then being robbed at a barrier by an elderly lady with a blue rinse demanding
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Start Locations
Wantage Market Place
Old Mill Hall, Grove
1* - Suitable for irregular, social, beginner or family riders, pace will match the slower riders. Not hilly or long. Expect rides up to 3 hours. Gentle exercise.
2* - Suitable for regular riders who prefer to cover some distance but at a more relaxed pace. Likely to be half-day rides. Solid exercise.
3* - Suitable for experienced riders, may be hilly, long, quick, or any combination! Likely to be half or full-day rides. Challenging exercise.
4* - Suitable for athletic riders who can ride safely above the 3* standard. Quick rides for the fit.
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