The Rollin' and Tumblin' Randonnee
200km cycling event starting from Marlwood School, Alveston. Controls at Blaenavon, Talybont on Usk and Redbrook, plus 4 information controls. A challenging Paris Brest Paris warm up or simply a great day of cycling taking in Tintern Abbey. A descent of Star Hill and a climb up The Tumble to visit the Big Pit National Coal Museum canteen and much much more!
Leaving Alveston we cross the Severn bridge and skirt Chepstow before dropping into Tintern. Climbing west out of Tintern alongside the Anghidi River we pop out at Cobbler's Plain, descend Star Hill and ride through Raglan. We have a flat ride to Llanfoist before setting off up The Tumble. First control is at Blaenavon.From here we have about 30km of mostly urban riding before heading down to control at Talybont on Usk on quiet rolling roads passing through forests and past the reservoir. From Talybont we ride the Usk Valley road to Crickhowell and take quiet rolling lanes and B roads to join the A466 before climbing again at Llancloudy. We continue heading south descending to Monmouth and control at Redbrook before the final run back along the Wye Valley road passing Tintern Abbey for the second time and retrace back to Alveston. The arrivee will be at The Ship Inn just a couple of minutes from the start. Route sheet and GPX files along with other useful info will be emailed to entrants nearer to the time of the event.
- 05:34 BST
- 20:56 BST
- T, P, G
- GPS files available from organiser
- Robert Baird
- Audax Club Bristol
- Entries to:
- (please enter online)
- 14.4-30 kph
- Total Climb:
- Event No:
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