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North to South Wales

Post by RayKickButts » Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:21 pm

does anyone have have any interesting routes N to S Wales they would be willing to share??

Been made redundant so I have plenty of time on my hands and always wanted to do this.

Gpx file would be ideal 👌
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Re: North to South Wales

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:55 pm

GPX sent.
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Re: North to South Wales

Post by Rasta » Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:22 pm

I can't use/see gpx at the moment.

But can I ask -

Nearest big train stations either end?
% road/off road?
Brothels?

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Re: North to South Wales

Post by RIP » Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:26 pm

Rasta wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:22 pm

Nearest big train stations either end?

Brothels?
:lol: :lol: Two superb criteria for choice of start/finish.

In my extremely limited - and always inadvertent I might add - experience of one and large experience of the other (but not "the other"), I believe all of your requirements will be met to a greater or lesser extent at Bangor, Llandudno Junction, Swansea, Port Talbot, Bridgend and Cardiff. If you time it correctly there are (or were until The Bug) even direct trains from one end to the other.

Sadly I am unable to advise whether or not both of your criteria can be satisfied at exactly the same time, but these things are always worth a try aren't they?
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Re: North to South Wales

Post by RIP » Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:34 pm

RIP wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:26 pm

If you time it correctly there are (or were until The Bug) even direct trains from one end to the other.
And stunningly one of them does/did give the, now incredibly rare in the UK, opportunity for a 3-course meal on the journey. Come to think of it I dunno why I haven't done it yet and have just added it to the bucket list. https://www.thetrainline.com/train-comp ... ness-class
https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2017 ... to-cardiff

"speeding through Herefordshire and up through Shropshire the entire train essentially became a pub with wheels. The sunlight faded into darkness and I spent some time sitting in Standard Class, where passengers were munching, drinking and chatting".

Calling MiddleAgedMadness, Pickers et al .... next BaM????!!!!
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Re: North to South Wales

Post by summittoppler » Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:10 pm

Rasta wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:22 pm

Nearest big train stations either end?

Brothels?
My hometown Llandudno Junction is centrally placed in north Wales. However not sure about the latter request, you could try Rhyl... :lol:

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Re: North to South Wales

Post by BreninBeener » Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:57 pm

If you go onto The Racing Collective, they have a great route for XduroWales. You can get the GPX off the site.
I have done it twice and really enjoyed myself
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Re: North to South Wales

Post by BreninBeener » Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:58 pm

Starts in Menai Bridge, but Bangor station is only 4 miles away and the route goes past! It finishes in Cardiff

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Re: North to South Wales

Post by mattpage » Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:32 pm

I've been lucky enough to do it several ways, road and off-road and multiple routes too.
Stu will no doubt have a good option for you.

My choice of start for a fun, scenic route would be Llandudno Junction/Conwy. Then up onto the common from there, but of road, Llyn Cowlyd, Beyws y Coed, Penmachno, Coed Y Brenin, Dyfi, Mach, Nant y Moch, Elan Valley... then things get more optional. This time of year Doethie Valley isn't much fun as the ferns will have grown. So maybe Epynt, Fan Gyhirich, Strata Florida, Afan and to Mumbles to finish, or Gower if you want to go a bit further but really the only extra is then Cefn Bryn.

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Re: North to South Wales

Post by Rasta » Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:51 pm

Thanks for the station replies. Sorry for the hijack. :smile:

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Re: North to South Wales

Post by jameso » Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:01 am

I've just ridden up through Wales and back on road over last few days, now on edge of Cotswolds on a lazy last day. Can post a route or some tips if tarmac is part of the plan.

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Re: North to South Wales

Post by fatbikerbill » Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:33 pm

Stu,

Please could you send me the same gpx.

Thanks

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