Offa's Byke - Prestatyn to Chepstow.

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Offa's Byke - Prestatyn to Chepstow.

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Mon Feb 03, 2020 2:21 pm

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Obviously there's no shortage of decent N-S Wales rides but I thought I'd try something a bit different. 325km and 8000m of ascent.
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Re: Offa's Byke - Prestatyn to Chepstow.

Post by ScotRoutes » Mon Feb 03, 2020 2:30 pm

Have you left yet?

What c2c would offer the best/most different return route?

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Re: Offa's Byke - Prestatyn to Chepstow.

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Mon Feb 03, 2020 2:41 pm

Not yet, got to walk the dog first.

Any of the other routes would feel quite different to this Colin as they tend to take a path up the middle or westward. I will plot a return leg shortly but it'll likely end up forming something of a rectangle.
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Re: Offa's Byke - Prestatyn to Chepstow.

Post by psling » Mon Feb 03, 2020 4:00 pm

Be interesting to see the southern end of your route, BlackMountains / Monmouth / Lower Wye Valley. If you need any pointers or local knowledge just shout :-bd
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Re: Offa's Byke - Prestatyn to Chepstow.

Post by Leerowe76 » Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:53 pm

This looks EPIC :cool:
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Re: Offa's Byke - Prestatyn to Chepstow.

Post by BreninBeener » Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:18 am

I have a daughter in Cardiff, and if i ride down to see her i follow the Racing Collective XduroWales route. Its really great and may hold some alternatives?

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Re: Offa's Byke - Prestatyn to Chepstow.

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:27 am

XduroWales route
Doesn't that go more up the middle / over towards the west?
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Re: Offa's Byke - Prestatyn to Chepstow.

Post by javatime » Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:29 pm

As psling above.

Is a gpx available or work in progress ?

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Re: Offa's Byke - Prestatyn to Chepstow.

Post by K1100T » Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:47 pm

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:27 am
XduroWales route
Doesn't that go more up the middle / over towards the west?
Looks like it...

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So Offa's Byke on the way down, WalesDURO in reverse for the way back...?
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Re: Offa's Byke - Prestatyn to Chepstow.

Post by Rasta » Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:42 pm

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 2:21 pm
325km and 8000m of ascent.

That is less than 1% gradient. I thought Wales was hilly? :lol:

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Re: Offa's Byke - Prestatyn to Chepstow.

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Tue Feb 04, 2020 5:24 pm

I'm surprised it's that much given that it's downhill :wink:
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Re: Offa's Byke - Prestatyn to Chepstow.

Post by Landslide » Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:15 pm

Isn't it more like 4%?

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Re: Offa's Byke - Prestatyn to Chepstow.

Post by RichinNW » Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:02 pm

When you passing through Stu?
The OD path ran through our garden till we had legally diverted about 5 years ago. If you need a place to pitch and have a shower, we’re about 6 miles south of Prestatyn.
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Re: Offa's Byke - Prestatyn to Chepstow.

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:07 pm

Next couple of weeks hopefully Rich. Very generous offer, ta.
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Re: Offa's Byke - Prestatyn to Chepstow.

Post by RichinNW » Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:49 pm

Also. Are you following OD footpath throughout or looking for the best cycle-able. route?
Just that id avoid the fields near us unless you like energy sucking slow progress.
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Re: Offa's Byke - Prestatyn to Chepstow.

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:09 am

Are you following OD footpath throughout or looking for the best cycle-able. route?
It's all bike legal so no footpaths Rich.
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Re: Offa's Byke - Prestatyn to Chepstow.

Post by RichinNW » Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:44 pm

Guessing you’ve checked out Ride the Clwyds website? Denbighshire AONB unit added some permissive bridleways specifically to link up existing bike routes.
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Re: Offa's Byke - Prestatyn to Chepstow.

Post by SR » Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:08 pm

Stu drop us a message if you need a brew or anything when you get to Chepstow.

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Re: Offa's Byke - Prestatyn to Chepstow.

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:18 pm

Stu drop us a message if you need a brew or anything when you get to Chepstow.
Will do, ta.
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Re: Offa's Byke - Prestatyn to Chepstow.

Post by faustus » Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:40 pm

Looks a good route, be interested to see a gpx when it's ready. Nothing wrong with a route that has ascent levels for mortals! :grin:

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Re: Offa's Byke - Prestatyn to Chepstow.

Post by ootini » Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:05 pm

Interested to see the first 20 - 30 miles heading south of Prestatyn as that's my manor. Straight in to the Clwyds Stu?

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Re: Offa's Byke - Prestatyn to Chepstow.

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:09 pm

Straight in to the Clwyds Stu?
Pretty much straight over to Moel Arthur.
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Re: Offa's Byke - Prestatyn to Chepstow.

Post by Leerowe76 » Sat Feb 29, 2020 1:18 pm

Cant wait for the gpx file of this Stu , looks ace
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Re: Offa's Byke - Prestatyn to Chepstow.

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Sat Feb 29, 2020 1:56 pm

Cant wait for the gpx file of this Stu , looks ace
I was hoping to have ridden it by now but bollox to that - it's just not stopped raining for a month* :wink:



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Re: Offa's Byke - Prestatyn to Chepstow.

Post by Leerowe76 » Sat Feb 29, 2020 4:39 pm

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Sat Feb 29, 2020 1:56 pm
Cant wait for the gpx file of this Stu , looks ace
I was hoping to have ridden it by now but bollox to that - it's just not stopped raining for a month* :wink:



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Feel your pain fella, its the same weather here near the Clwydian Range = Gash :lol:
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