Sunday, 2 November 2008
Challenge the Dragon
Keith Lycett writes -
Challenge the Dragon (mini 5/6 day tour through Wales)
I am planning to ride the ' Challenge the Dragon ', Routes 8 & 42 in May 2009 (actual date not yet set)
which travels through 3 national parks in Wales: Snowdonia, The Brecon Beacons and The Black Mountains. The ride is listed as challenging in the Sustrans year book and does include quite a bit of climbing but as you would expect runs through beautiful scenery. It is my intention to start at Chepstow and take 4 to 6 days. 5 nights B&B. The ride is about 250miles, so 50miles per day. But I/we have to get there probably by train, so some adjustments are needed.
I can supply a typed route based on the NCN8A/NCN8B official maps for your information. Obviously this is only a starting point and if anyone is interested in joining me then please e-mail me and l will send you a route and we can discuss it. The intention is to enjoy (weather permitting) a tough yet easy paced tour through this lovely part of Wales..
I have ridden half of the ride starting at Holyhead, 2 years ago and got sunburnt and very wet for my efforts but it had such an effect on me I want to do it again and redo the ride.
Plan: Train to Chepstow or Holyhead, the ride (pre-book 5 nights B&B), return by train.
Keith Lycett firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted by Les Sims at 21:59