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trans cambrian way

Postby welshwoodsman » 23 Dec 2012, 2:16pm

Anyone done this?
http://imba.org.uk/where-to-ride/trans-cambrian-way/

went out for a spin this morning in readiness for this.
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Re: trans cambrian way

Postby Si » 23 Dec 2012, 4:57pm

Done bits of it...can well believe that quite a lot is currently under water!

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Re: trans cambrian way

Postby boblo » 23 Dec 2012, 7:38pm

I did it a couple of Novembers ago. It is a bit prone to boggyness so you might want to wait a bit. Also make sure you get to Dovey Junction in good time on your last day or you'll be snookered (read stuck in Shrewsbury overnight). Ask me how I know, go on...

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Re: trans cambrian way

Postby Si » 24 Dec 2012, 11:50am

If you have plenty of time then you can extend the route a bit - do it W to E and at the end jump onto the Jack Mytton Way until you get to Ray's Farm (N of Bewdley) then use the route in the Dave Taylor book that fetches you all the way onto the Rea Valley track into the centre of Birmingham and you can take your pick of trains home at New St. Makes a very nice coast to centre ride.

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Re: trans cambrian way

Postby manybikes » 24 Dec 2012, 4:55pm

Si Looks interesting. Can't find the Jack Mytton Way on the IBMA site. Have you got a link to downloadable gps tracks please?
Sorry Si, a bit premature - have now found one. Thanks

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Re: trans cambrian way

Postby welshwoodsman » 24 Dec 2012, 9:21pm

We're probably gonna wait til May to do it. We'll be on roughstuff tourers,wild camping so we won't be racing. More than likely we'll get to Aberystwyth on a weekend so we can get somewhere for the night so we can replenish our calories(beer,steak,etc.). Followed by a very long days cycle home to Llanelli.

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Re: trans cambrian way

Postby welshwoodsman » 24 Dec 2012, 9:51pm

any recommendations for best tyres for trip?

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Re: trans cambrian way

Postby boblo » 24 Dec 2012, 9:53pm

Knobblies

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Re: trans cambrian way

Postby Si » 27 Dec 2012, 10:36am

manybikes wrote:Si Looks interesting. Can't find the Jack Mytton Way on the IBMA site. Have you got a link to downloadable gps tracks please?
Sorry Si, a bit premature - have now found one. Thanks


For anyone else interested in it, details are at: http://www.shropshire.gov.uk/countrysid ... F9004B042E